Policy effects of campaigns

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Policy Effects of Campaigns Promise-Keeping and the Permanent Campaign I. Empirical Evidence on Promise-Keeping A. Congressional Type #1--Congruence of issue positions B. Congressional Type 2--Signaling power of campaign appeals 1. What's the basic question? Are campaign appeals accurate? By observing candidates’ appeals can we predict what they will do in office? 2. Imagery study – if they show senior citizens, are they more likely to be accurate on medicare, etc. 3. Campaign appeals and legislative action a. Questions i. Does raising an issue in the campaign serve as a signal that a legislator will be active on it in office? ii. Do negative appeals about the opponent have the same signaling power as positive appeals about the sponsor? iii. Do specific appeals serve as stronger signals than vague ones? b. Set-Up c. Findings about promise-keeping i. For 15 of the 18 issues, having discussed the issue serves as a signal about later activity ii. Positive appeals serve as…stronger signals than negative appeals iii. Specificity of appeals is… not a predictor of subsequent activity d. Conclusions? C. Presidential Promise-Keeping
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course POSI 1320 taught by Professor Henderson during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.

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