GOVT311 Lecture 12 Ideology

GOVT311 Lecture 12 Ideology - to interpret analysis)....

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Ideology in Congressional Elections (Abramowitz and Saunders) Over the past 30 years political leaders have become more ideologically distinct. Voters are increasingly able to distinguish between the ideology of the two parties. As a result, voters now base their voting decision more on ideology than they used to. Evidence is on p.209-210 (useful to explain how
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Unformatted text preview: to interpret analysis). Ideology versus Partisanship Clear from Abramowitz and Saunders is that people use both partisanship and ideology to make political judgements Ideology: stresses a policy considerations in making decisions Partisanship: stresses psychological attachments to the parties Third method: The memory-based approach and Core Values...
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course GOVT 311 taught by Professor Mcdonald during the Spring '08 term at George Mason.

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