This issue of Review of Applied Urban Research features "An Analysis of the 1977 Omaha General Election," by Murray Frost.
Party registration was the factor most associated with the mayoral vote, according to an analysis of survey data collected by CAUR in the five days preceding the May 10, 1977 election.1 Although the pattern of votes in the non-partisan mayoral election was also associated with sex, geographical area, and age, the relationship was strongest for party registration. Betty Abbott (a registered Republican) was favored by 58 percent of the registered Republicans willing to disclose their choices, and AI Veys (a registered Democrat) received 71 percent of the registered Democrats' stated preferences.2 (See Table 1.) Despite the high association of party registration with the mayoralty voting pattern, very few voters indicated a candidate's party affiliation when asked their reasons for their voting preferences.
(CPAR), Center for Public Affairs Research, "Review of Applied Urban Research 1977, Vol. 5, No. 6" (1977). Publications Archives, 1963-2000. 444.