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Unformatted text preview: Directional Theory assumes that voters have diffuse policy preferences and that voters choose on the basis of directional stimulation and whether or not the candidate is an extremist Election turnout Why do people turn out? Resources Education, experience/age, income, efficacy, partisanship, social involvement, habit Excitement Close elections, high media attention Overt Stimulation Mobilization by parties Mobilization by candidates Why does the us have unusually low turnout levels? Registration laws Diffuse responsibility (accountability is low) No strong working class party High percentage of those were ineligible to vote Frequency of elections...
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