ppclass9a_political_views

ppclass9a_political_views - 1988 POST ELECTION DEBATE HAD...

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Unformatted text preview: 1988 POST ELECTION DEBATE HAD THERE BEEN? 1. PARTISAN REALIGNMENT, AROUND A REPUBLICAN PRESIDENCY. 2. DEALIGNMENT--OLD VOTING PATTERNS HAVE DISAPPEARED WITHOUT NEW ONES EMERGING. 3. l SPLIT LEVEL z ALIGNMENT--THE REPUBLICANS DOMINATE THE PRESIDENCY, DEMOCRATS CONGRESS Partisan Realignment-characteristics 1.Changes in the regional base of party support 2. Changes in the social basis of party support e.g. in 1930s FDR gained the support of industrial workers but lost among business and professionals 3. Mobilization of new groups into the electorate. E.g. Ethnic groups composed of mainly Catholic were mobilized to support Smith in 1928 4. New issues divide the electorate .e.g. slavery in emergence of Rep party 5.Voters change how they think about the political parties . e.g in New Partisan Realignment-characteristics 1.Changes in the regional base of party support 2. Changes in the social basis of party support e.g. in 1930s FDR gained the support of industrial workers but lost among business and...
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This note was uploaded on 06/09/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 185 taught by Professor Halle during the Spring '11 term at UCLA.

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