[Chapter 13] - [Spring 2010] - [Jesse]

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Chapter 13: Presidential Constituencies National Constituency Commander in chief : role of the President as the constitutional head of the U.S. armed forces. Partisan Constituency In addition to have a national constituency, presidents have a party constituency to which they must be responsive. Need to keep support of those who work in / help finance campaigns. Party constituency usually takes more extreme issue positions than does the national
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Unformatted text preview: constituency. President has to make sure to balance demands of most ardent supporters with more moderate concerns of general-election voters who determine outcome of elections. Partisan Support in Congress An important factor Presidents have to consider is their level of support in Congress. Larger majority in Congress more likely to get proposed legislation passed....
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2010 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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