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Unformatted text preview: elections House o Very strong connection with public opinion and policy making even though House elections do not respond very much to public opinion Senate o Public opinion has a very strong effect on elections, but no direct effect at all on policy Presidency o Public opinion has a strong effect on elections, and also has an effect on policy Supreme Court o Not supposed to represent public opinion o Does slightly, due to shared power with the Executive Branch Conclusions o All four institutions are remarkably responsive to changes in opinion o Senate through elections, House through anticipation o Fast timing as well, makes adjustments quickly...
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- Fall '07