Of course you do. And I’ve got you covered. Via email from Robert Stein, I give you the following:
- A research paper from 2002, co-authored by Dr. Stein, called “Public Support for Term Limits: Another Look at Conventional Thinking”. It’s a fairly technical overview of research on people’s attitudes towards term limits. The main finding:
We qualify the conventional wisdom that term limits are mostly a Republican issue: Support for term limits is more a function of the incongruence between an individual’s expressed partisanship and the party of their representative than of the individual’s party affiliation. Further, the effect of unsatisfactory representation is strongly related to a voter’s engagement with politics and willingness to monitor political affairs actively.
In other words, if you’re a Democrat with a spotty voting record living in Montgomery County, you probably support the idea of term limits.
- A comparative look at cities with term limits and how their adoption has affected turnover and diversity in their governments.
My thanks to Dr. Stein for sending all this to me. Happy reading!