Military Campaigns: Veterans’ Endorsements and Presidential Elections

  • October 15, 2012
  • Peter Feaver, James Golby, Kyle Dropp
  • Reports

In Military Campaigns: Veterans' Endorsements and Presidential Elections, published by the Center for a New American Security, experts Dr. James Golby, Assistant Professor at the United States Military Academy; Kyle Dropp, Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Stanford University; and Dr. Peter Feaver, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Duke University, examine whether military endorsements impact a campaign's ability to secure votes. The authors conclude that military endorsements are significant, but only in a close race. Moreover, they conclude that military endorsements may have unintended consequences on the public's perception of the military as a nonpartisan entity.