Factors that effect presidents success and comparing with UK

Factors that affect presidential success

  • If President has a good electoral mandate then he can have a lot of influence, Obama in his first two years passing the Affordable care act and stimulus package
  • However a week mandate can seriously impact on a presidents success, Trump in his first two years getting lots blocked 
  • First terms are usually a lot more in favour of presidents, Bush in his first term passing no child left behind act 
  • However second term presidents can be far weaker Obama getting gun control blocked in his second term in 2013 
  • A united government can really help a president, Obama in his first two years 
  • However a divided government can really cripple a president, Trump in 2019 with the longest shutdown ever due to a divided government over

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