presidency ppt[1] - voting Partisanship Religion, race...

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Nominations Caucuses and Primaries Types of primaries: closed, semi-closed, open, blanket primary, non-partisan blanket primary
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Funding of primary campaigns Most candidates depend on matching funds (subsidies from federal government) - though matching funds are OPTIONAL
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General elections - funding Candidates can opt into public funding system (agree not to spend privately raised funds, can’t spend beyond limit of public funds) McCain opted in (got $84 million) Obama opted out (raised over $190 million in private donations)
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Electoral college Need majority of 538 EC votes - 270 How allocated: based on population: each state’s EC votes equals the number of its House members plus Senators Winner take all system Gap between popular and EC vote: Obama got 53% of popular vote, but over 67% of EC vote
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Predictors of presidential
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Unformatted text preview: voting Partisanship Religion, race Issues Retrospective and Prospective voting Character Gender Class exit poll Formal (constitutional) powers of president Appointment Make treaties Veto Commander in chief of army and navy Pardon State of the union Take care clause Checks on the president Congress can override his veto Impeachment Informal presidential powers (not specified in the constitution) 1. Executive orders 2. Support staff: cabinet, Executive office of the President (EOP) Presidential success Electoral context/mandate (Obamas popular vote mandate = biggest of any Democrat since LBJ in 1964) Honeymoon period Bargaining and persuasion skills Going public/use of media Presidential character...
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This note was uploaded on 08/19/2011 for the course POS 2041 taught by Professor Rosenson during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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