Government Campaigns & Elections Part 2

amsykes's version from 2015-10-07 15:24

Section 1

Question Answer
Married political advisers from opposing parties: James Carville (Democratic) and Mary Matalin (Republican)
True or False: Changing positions can hurt a candidates poll numbers?True: No one likes a flip-flopper
True or False: Candidates focus on states with large delegations?False: They focus on swing states.
Why are the results from New Hampshire primaries important?The winner gets noticed; This is where candidates lose or gain momentum.
Why debate?This is an attempt to get voters that are on the fence.

Section 2

Question Answer
How do campaign contributions affect the balance of power? Money buys influence.
What's the best predictor of how an individual will vote?Party Loyalty
Race, religion, gender, and physical characteristics are examples of of what?Candidate Characteristics

Section 3

Question Answer
The formation of what party in 1912 split the vote?Bull Moose Party (Teddy Roosevelt)
Congressional delegation nominated presidential candidates.King Caucus
What brought about the end of king caucuses?The Bull Moose Party
Non-voters and voters have the same preferences on salient issues.Teixeria
Teixeria is right about salient issues, but on 2nd, 3rd, and 4th the voters and non-voters get what they want.Verba and Nie

Section 4

Question Answer
Look at me issuesPocketbook
Look at societal issues.Sociotropic (most Americans vote this way)
Rational Voter Theory Do something because we expect to get something out of it