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Polls, the Press, and Political Participation: The Effects of Anticipated Election Closeness on Voter Turnout

Leonardo Bursztyn, Davide Cantoni, Patricia Funk, Noam Yuchtman

NBER Working Paper No. 23490
Issued in June 2017, Revised in July 2018

---- Acknowledgments ----

We would like to thank Ernesto Dal Bó, Devesh Rustagi and numerous seminar participants for very helpful comments. We thank Tillmann von Carnap, Raymond Han, Peter Hong, Vasily Korovkin, Aakaash Rao, Ann-Christin Schwegmann, and in particular Francesca Crotta, Felix Schoenenberger, and Christoph Wellig, for extraordinary research assistance. Hans- Peter Kriesi generously shared data. Financial support from the Swiss National Science Foundation (grant 172739) is gratefully acknowledged. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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