The Election of 1996: Reports and Interpretations
Gerald M. Pomper
Chatham House Publishers, 1997 - Political Science - 290 pages
The midterm elections of 1994 sent Bill Clinton a message that he listened to and acted on. The change could be seen in the President's metamorphosis on policy and politics. Some agreed and some disagreed with this chameleon-like behaviour, but the end result was re-election in 1996. Not since FDR had a Democrat been elected to a second term. The paradox of the election is that in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, the Republicans remained firmly in power.
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Something quite similar also developed in the interwar history of the French Third
Republic. Of course, a certain opportunism verging on lack of integrity pervaded
the political scene and contributed to growing public cynicism about politics.
For a description and defense of the poll's methods, see John Zogby, "The Perils
of Polling: A Look at Why Our Polls Are Different," Polling Report 12, no. 22 (18
November 1996): 1. 15. John Judis, "Golden Mean," New Republic, 25
Who, then, will guide the republic? Notes 1. On election night, Vice-President
Gore included Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe as
previous Democratic winners of consecutive terms. Although there is some
lineage, these ...
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