POLI 101 - oct 20

POLI 101 - oct 20 - • Realignment refers to the switch in...

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Party Identification is an expressed attachment to one or the other political parties o It is usually determined by an individual’s response to the question: “generally speaking do you usually think of yourself as a Democrat, a Republican, independent, or what?” Cognitive Dissonance o I am linked toward church and church is linked to pastor.
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Unformatted text preview: • Realignment refers to the switch in support from one party to another party • Dealignment refers to a decline in identification with any party, and hence an increase in the number of voters who are unaligned (politically independent)...
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course POLI 101 taught by Professor Carney during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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