Feb 21 - Feb 21 Culture war 1 Important on its own and ties...

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Feb. 21 Culture war? 1. Important on its own and ties in with previous politics a. Contemporary US national politics b. Addresses how we understand public opinion i. Shows effects of wording on poll questions c. Examines the Role of media, esp. framing d. Issues and Issue voting are central i. They are connected with social groups ii. They are connected with party identification e. Addresses whether there is a new cleavage in US politics f. Conventional wisdom has been saying that there is a new and deep polarization in US politics, in other words a new cleavage i. Old Conflicts: the classical economic dimension ii. New Conflict: moral and religious issues g. Fiorina says this wrong Priming vs. Framing Priming: portraying the positives and the necessities Framing: comparing the parties on hand 2. Conventional Wisdom a. 2000 and 2004 presidential elections i. Color the states that went republican red and those that went democratic blue ii. Observe a mass of Dem stats on the coast and Rep states in the
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