Incumbent: Definition & Advantages

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What is an incumbent analogous to?

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1. How do incumbents usually fare in their bid for re-election?

2. Why are incumbents able to raise more money than their challengers?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The incumbent candidate in an election tends to have some distinct advantages over his or her challenger. These study tools will test what you know about the advantages and occasional disadvantage of being an incumbent.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will quiz you on the following:

  • What an incumbent is analogous to
  • How incumbents usually fare in re-election contests
  • Why incumbents are able to raise more money
  • Advantages of being an incumbent
  • When it might not be good to be an incumbent

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on incumbent candidates in elections
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about election campaigns in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the advantages to running as an incumbent

Additional Learning

To learn more about election candidates, review the corresponding lesson titled Incumbent: Definition & Advantages. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define incumbent
  • Review statistics on incumbent re-election
  • Discuss examples of incumbent candidates
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