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Chapter 9: Campaigns and Voting Behavior - Pearson Revel (Political Science)
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How did the McGovern-Fraser Commission make the delegate selection process of the Democratic Party more democratic?
By requiring delegate selection procedures to be open to all party members
Those who are automatically awarded slots as convention delegates based on the office they hold are called __________.
What is a key difference between caucuses and primaries?
Participation in primaries is usually higher than in caucuses.
Which of the following states most clearly receive a disproportionate share of media attention during the presidential nomination process?
Iowa and New Hampshire
Which of the following is one example of how the Internet has impacted political campaigns?
More individuals are making political donations because the Internet simplifies the process.
What does the orchestra pit theory of American politics hold?
That the media are more likely to report on interesting campaign developments than on candidates' policy positions
Why do virtually all successful candidates hire a campaign manager?
To keep the candidate from getting bogged down in organizational details
In January 2016, the Pew Research Center found that about what percent of adults had learned or heard something about the campaign through Facebook?
What has been the primary consequence of the 1974 Federal Election Campaign Act?
Disclosure of who gives money to campaigns and how it is spent
In 2016, what was the maximum amount an individual was legally allowed to contribute directly to a candidate's general election campaign?
How much money can individuals give to a Super PAC?
They can give an unlimited amount.
Which of the following is true about 501(c) groups?
They do not have to disclose their donors.
Which of the following best describes how campaigns are likely to impact voters?
They reinforce voters' preferences.
The phenomenon that people's beliefs often guide what they pay attention to and how they interpret events is known as __________.
If you were a campaign manager, you could most likely count on votes from which type of voter?
Voters from the same party as your candidate
What primary advantage does an incumbent have in an election?
Among those who are registered to vote, what is the most common reason for not voting?
It is hard to take time off of work or school.
Of the following, who would be most likely to vote?
Someone with a high sense of political efficacy
Which of the following is true about turnout in American elections?
College graduates are more likely to vote than are those with only a high school degree.
Which of the following groups typically does not legally have the right to vote?
Which of the following is consistent with the mandate theory of elections?
Donald Trump claimed that his victory in the 2016 presidential election meant that the public supported his policy proposals.
Which of the following statements best characterizes how party identification influences voting behavior?
Party identification simplifies the political world for many voters by providing cues about what the candidates stand for.
Which are the three most important characteristics of a candidate's image, according to research?
Integrity, reliability, and competence
The _____ represented the height of party influence on voter preference and identification.
How many states employ a winner-take-all system for determining electors to the Electoral College?
In the Electoral College, which of the following is true of states with small populations?
They get more weight than they would if the president were directly elected.
In which of the following states are presidential candidates most likely to wage a spirited campaign?
How do Nebraska and Maine award their electoral votes?
Congressional district winner plus two for the winner of the state
In what way do elections affect public policy?
The greater the policy differences between the candidates, the greater is the effect of the election on public policy.
Which of the following best describes how campaigns present their policy positions?
They often tailor the policies they discuss depending on the state they are in.
Which statement is true about American elections in comparison to elections in most other democratic countries?
American elections are more democratic and participatory.
Under what condition do voters have the greatest ability to influence or steer policy?
When there are significant differences between candidates
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