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Books Books 31 - 40 of about 47 related to Affluence and Influence: Economic Inequality and Political Power in America.   

Predicting the Presidency: The Potential of Persuasive Leadership

George C. Edwards III - Political Science - 2016 - 288 pages
Millions of Americans—including many experienced politicians—viewed Barack Obama through a prism of high expectations, based on a belief in the power of presidential ...
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Follow the Leader?: How Voters Respond to Politicians' Policies and Performance

Gabriel S. Lenz - Political Science - 2013 - 288 pages
In a democracy, we generally assume that voters know the policies they prefer and elect like-minded officials who are responsible for carrying them out. We also assume that ...
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Improving Public Opinion Surveys: Interdisciplinary Innovation and the ...

John H. Aldrich, Kathleen M. McGraw - Political Science - 2011 - 432 pages
The American National Election Studies (ANES) is the premier social science survey program devoted to voting and elections. Conducted during the presidential election years and ...
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Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government Is Smarter

Ilya Somin - Law - 2013 - 288 pages
One of the biggest problems with modern democracy is that most of the public is usually ignorant of politics and government. Often, many people understand that their votes are ...
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The Myth of Presidential Representation

B. Dan Wood - Political Science - 2009
The Myth of Presidential Representation evaluates the nature of American presidential representation, examining the strongly embedded belief – held by the country's founders ...
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Unconventional Wisdom: Facts and Myths About American Voters

Karen M. Kaufmann, John R. Petrocik, Daron R. Shaw - Political Science - 2008 - 272 pages
Late deciders go for the challenger; turnout helps the Democrats; the gender gap results from a surge in Democratic preference among women--these and many other myths are ...
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The Undeserving Rich: American Beliefs about Inequality, Opportunity, and ...

Leslie McCall - Political Science - 2013
It is widely assumed that Americans care little about income inequality, believe opportunities abound, admire the rich, and dislike redistributive policies. Leslie McCall ...
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Citizen Politics: Public Opinion and Political Parties in Advanced ...

Russell J. Dalton - Political Science - 2013 - 360 pages
Now, more than ever, people drive the democratic process. What people think of their government and its leaders, how (or whether) they vote, and what they do or say about a ...
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Who Governs?: Presidents, Public Opinion, and Manipulation

James N. Druckman, Lawrence R. Jacobs - Political Science - 2015 - 192 pages
America’s model of representational government rests on the premise that elected officials respond to the opinions of citizens. This is a myth, however, not a reality ...
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