Voting, Elections, and Public Opinion 1
POLS-Y317: Voting, Elections, and Public Opinion
Instructor: Benjamin Toll
Office: Woodburn Hall 305
E-mail: [email protected]
Swain East 010
Section 1: Short Answer
Group 1: Choose and provide at least a paragraph response to each question. Your
answer should provide a clear answer to the main question, and give an example or
reasoning for your answer.
1. There have been several attempts to re
Lupia and McCubbins
What is their main question?
What is the primary argument?
Do you buy it?
What does this say about public opinion?
Can we be persuaded?
What does it mean to be persuaded?
Some of the most persuadable voters in the
Who runs for Congress?
Remember, politicians are often ambitious
This means, they run when they think there is a good
chance of success
They also see themselves as being bigger than the
temporary office they are in.
We also know that members
Who am I?
Born in Lexington, Kentucky
Grew up in Upland, Indiana (2 hours north of here)
Went to Taylor University in Upland, Indiana
Went to Baylor University in Waco, Texas
Degree in Political Science and Sociolog