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Unformatted text preview: This article relates directly to chapter 5, Defining and Debating Public Opinion, in the Open to Debate textbook. As defined in the text by Erickson and Tedin, “public opinion is the preferences of the adult population on matters of relevance to government.” The text goes on to say that the word preference means more than just a like or dislike, where the connection from one political concept is made with another. From the article, the poll showed that many Americans are upset because of certain things the government has done. In turn, this will hopefully bring awareness to government officials that a large majority of our nation’s citizens want to see change in the recent years to come. (The New York Times, April 8, 2008) http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/04/us/04poll.html?ref=politics Retzlaff 2...
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- Spring '08
- President of the United States, Sovereign state, Rob Retzlaff