ch 5 - 3. Characteristics of Public Opinion 4. Is American...

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What is Politic Opinion? -Source of Public Opinion 1. Measure Public Opinion -Sampling Error Larger polls produce more precise estimates of public opinion -Selection Bias -Measurement Error -Accuracy and Use of National Polling 2. How Divided are Americans? -Is there a “Culture war”? (Florina et. Al.)
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Unformatted text preview: 3. Characteristics of Public Opinion 4. Is American Politics Ideological?-Defining Ideology-Early arguments a. Converse: only a fraction of Americans are Ideologues-Later work a. Ideology is widespread Governing by public Opinion...
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