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5. Which statement about ideological differences regarding fiscal...

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Which statement about ideological differences regarding fiscal and monetary policy in the United States is true? (4 points)


The president often takes an opposing view from that of Congress when building the federal budget.


The debate between Keynesian and supply-side positions on fiscal policies prevents unity on the federal budget.


The president relies on the Office of Management and Budget and the Congressional Budget Office to support the administration's fiscal policy.


Political parties within Congress take opposing views of the president's economic position to get their agendas funded in the federal budget.


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The scope of a modern government in what it can and ought to accomplish for its people has been widened far beyond the principles laid down by the old 'laissez faire' school of political writers, and this widening has met popular approval.

—President William Howard Taft, inaugural address, March 4, 1909

Which modern political ideology is being described in the excerpt? (4 points)


Liberalism


Conservatism


Centrism


Nationalism


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Which of the following survey or polling techniques is most likely to provide more accurate and predictive election outcomes? (4 points)


Relying on online surveys


Using cell phones


Favoring self-chosen respondents


Removing bias fro


9. 


Less than a month from the election, a new poll is published showing Candidate A with a lead over Candidate B. This poll is an outlier from other recent polling results that show Candidate B leading Candidate A. The poll was conducted by a cable news network that has provided consistently favorable coverage to Candidate A throughout the campaign. Most other media sources either did not cover the poll or only included it in poll aggregation models, diluting its impact on public opinion.

Which is most likely to be an effect of the media coverage of this poll? (4 points)


Supporters of Candidate A will feel more confident that their candidate might win.


Supporters of Candidate B will be very alarmed at the possibility that their candidate could lose.


Voters from across the political spectrum will dismiss results that show Candidate B trailing.


Voters from across the political spectrum will see Candidate A as rising in the polls.


10. 


How have political communications changed with the increase in partisan media outlets? (4 points)


Politicians are limiting their messaging to broadcasts on nonpartisan outlets.


Politicians are increasing their tolerance for managing unflattering news stories and reporters.


Politicians are rejecting hostile reporting and allying with partisan outlets that favor their parties.


Politicians are encouraging their constituents to get the news from unbiased sources that represent all sides.

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