- Created by: Angel9119
- Created on: 30-03-19 20:08
Agent of political socialization: a person that teaches others about politics through use of info.
Bandwagon effect: increased media coverage of candidates who poll high.
Bradley effect: difference between a poll result and an electio result in which voters gave a socially desirable result not a true responsive that may be perceived as racist.
Classical liberalism: political ideology based individual libs and rights (free will, little role of gov)
Covert content: ideologicallt slanted info presented as unbiased in order to influence the public.
Diffuse support: widespreased belief that a country and its legal system are legit.
Exit poll: election poll taken by interviweing voters as they leave a polling place.
Fascism: political system of total control by the ruling party or leader over the economy, militia etc.
Favorability poll: public opinion poll that measures a public's positive feelings about a candidate.
Heuristics: shortcuts or rules of thumb for decision making.
Horserace coverage: day-to-day media coverage of candidate performance in the election.
Margin of error: number that states how far the poll results may be from actual preferences.
Modern conservatism: political ideology that prioritizes individual liberties, small gov out of the eco.
Modern liberalism: political ideology focused on eqality and gov intervention in society and the eco.
Overt content: political info whose author makes clear that only one side is presented.
Push poll: politically biased campaing info presented as a poll in order to change minds.
Straw poll: informal and unofficial election poll conducted with a non-random population.
Theory of delegate presentation: assumes the politicain is in office to be the voice of the people.
Traditional conservatism: poltical ideology supporting the authority of monarchy and chuch in the belief that gov provices the rule of law.
Ballot fatigue: result when a voter stops voting for offices at the bottom of a long ballot.
Caucus: form of candidate nomination that occurs in a town-hall style format rathen than a day-long election; usually only for presidential elections.
Chronic minority: voters who belong to political parties not competitive in national elections because they are too small to become a majority or because of the Electoral college system.
Closed primary: election which only voters registered with a party may vote for their candidates.
Coattail effect: when a popular presidential candidate helps candidates in their paty win.
Delegates: party members who are chosen to repsent a particular candidate at conventions.
District system: electoral votes are divided between candidates based on who wins districts.
Early voting: accommodation that allows voting up to two weeks before election day.
Electoral college: constitutionally created group chosen by the states with the responsibiltiy of formally selecting the next US president.
Incumbency advantage: held by officeholders that allows them to often win reelection.
Incumbent: current holder of a political office.
Initative: law propsed by the voters and subject to review by the state courts; propositon.
Midterm elections: congressional elections, occur in years between the election.
Open primary: election in which any registered voter may vote in any party's primary or caucus.