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Lecture Slides April 28 - 4/27/2010 Culture War? The Myth...

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4/27/2010 1 Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America POLS107 April 28, 2010 Professor Jackson Culture War: Reality or Myth? 2004 Electoral College Map
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4/27/2010 2 Two Distributions, Same Result 50% 50% 50% 50% Closely, and deeply divided Closely, but not deeply divided Contributing Factor #2: Political Activists are not Normal Eligible voting age population 202 Million Number who voted in 2004 122 Bush voters in 2004 62 Kerry voters in 2004 59 Saw Fahrenheit 9/11 17-18 Listen to Rush Limbaugh 15-16 O’Reilly Factor audience 3.3 Fox News audience 3.3 Howard Dean’s email list 0.6 Number of ferret owners 0.56 Obama’s email list 4-8 Million? Obama’s Facebook Friends 6.2 Million + Contributing Factor #3: The Media What makes a good story? Conflict Drama Extreme examples Newsmakers (elites) Who are the political elites? Increasingly polarized members of Congress Journalists Pundits, analysts
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4/27/2010 3 Contributing Factor #4: Positions Choices Political Strategies: Centrist vs. Base DI R JFK Ike DIR Gore Bush Political Strategies: Centrist vs. Base R
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4/27/2010 4 How different are Red vs. Blue state voters really ? 30 35 0 5 10 15 20 25 Democrat Republican Liberal Conservative Red vs. Blue State Differences on the Issues 2004 NES, Fiorina Table 3.11, p.49 Red Blue Decrease immigration 46% 45% Environment over jobs 24 31 Favor death penalty 72 65 Blacks hiring preferences 21 13 Stricter gun control 51 63 Tolerate others’ moral views 60 65 Abortion – always legal 32 44 Equal women’s role 74 78 Allow same-sex marriage 31 39 What about Foreign Policy?
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