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5 Matching questions

  1. party image
  2. coalition
  3. party dealignment
  4. blanket primaries
  5. responsible party model
  1. a the gradual disengagement of people and politicians from the parties, as seen in part by shrinking party identification.
  2. b a group of indiciduals with a common intrest upon whcih every political party depends
  3. c a view favored by some political scientists about how parties should work. According to the model, parties should offer clear choices to the voters, who can then use those choices as cues to their own preferences of candidates. Once in office, parties would carry out their campaign promises.
  4. d elections to select party nominees in which voters are presented with a list of candidates from all the parties. Voters can then select some Democrats and some Republicans if they like.
  5. e The voter's perception of what the Republicans or Democrats stand for, such as conservatism or liberalism

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. historical periods in which a majority of voters cling to the party in power, which tends to win a majority of the elections.
  2. person responsible for the day-to-day activities of the party and is usually hand-picked by the presidential nominee.
  3. A type of political party organization that relies heavily on material inducements, such as patronage, to win votes and to govern.
  4. voting with one party for one office and with another party for other offices
  5. one of the institutions that keeps the party operating between conventions

5 True/False questions

  1. party neutralityhistorical periods in which a majority of voters cling to the party in power, which tends to win a majority of the elections.


  2. critical electionan electoral "earthquake" whereby new issues emerge, new coalitions replace old ones, and the majority party is often displaced by the minority party. These are sometimes marked by a national crisis and may require more than one election to bring about a new party era


  3. national conventionsthe meeting of party delegates every four years to choose a presdiential ticket adn write the party's platform


  4. rational choice theorya popular theory in poli sci to explain the actions of voters as well as politicians. It assumes that individuals act in their best interest, carefully weighing the the costs and benefits of possible alternatives


  5. open primarieselections to select party nominees in which voters can decide on Election Day whether they want to participate in the Democratic or Republican contests.


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