GOVT311 Lecture 6 Partisanship

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Partisanship GOVT 311 Lecture 6
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Partisanship: Information shortcut or perceptual screen? “A sense of belonging that an individual feels for a political party” A running tally of how individuals feel about parties? A perceptual screen that people use to filter information?
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New Information Re-Evaluation of Parties Partisanship as a “Running Tally” or “Informational Shortcut” Use Party ID to Make Voting Decisions
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New Information Use Party ID to Evaluate Information Partisanship as a “Perceptual Screen” Discount Disagreeable Information, Value Agreeable Information
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Partisanship in the Aggregate Number of votes cast for partisan candidates, usually the president. In the aggregate, we can talk about a “normal vote” which is the predicted vote for a partisan candidate. Problem with using presidential vote: neglects partisanship of those people who don’t vote. There are more Democrats in America, they just don’t vote at the same rate as Republicans.
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The South is Different! Following Reconstruction, the South became the
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