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MediaPolitical Parties Voting Behavior Interest Groups Random :) JEOPARDY!
Television, radio, newspapers, magazines, the Internet and other means of popular communication question
What is the mass media?
meetings of public officials with reporters (FDR held over 1,000)) question
What is a press conference?
This is a term describing the results of superficial coverage of politicians public statements on televisionspecifically the massive shortening of these statements (Down to 7.8 seconds in 2004) question
What is a sound bite?
The government organization that regulates the use of airwaves in three ways. question
What is the FCC (Federal Communications Commission)?
An intentional news leak for the purpose of assessing the political reaction. question
What is a trial baloon?
A citizens self-proclaimed preference for one party or the other. question
What is party identification?
The voters perception of what the Republicans and Democrats stand for. question
What is party image?
Individuals who split tickets are most likely to identify with this political group. question
Who are independents?
A type of political organization that relies heavily on material inducements such as patronage. question
What is a party machine?
Elections to select party nomineed in which only people who have registered in advance with the party can vote for the party. question
What is a closed primary?
Voting theory that suggests that individuals who feel that they are better off as a result of certain policies are likely to support candidates who pledge to continue those policies, and those who feel worse off are inclined to support opposition candidates.. question
What is retrospective voting?
This is the single most important factor in determining if you will vote. question
What is education?
The belief that the winner has a charge from the voters to implement policy promises. question
What is mandate theory?
Direct democracy technique that allows proposed legislative items to be placed on a statewide ballot when enough signatures are obtained question
What is initiative?
Direct democracy technique that allows citizens to approve or disapprove some legislative act, bond, issue, or constitutional amendment proposed by a state legislature. question
What is referendum?
Interest group representative who seeking to influence legislation that will benefit their organization or client through political persuasion question
What is lobbying?
Interest groups announcing their support for candidates; Some rate legislators on the basis of their voting. question
What is endorsing?
A theory of government and politics emphasizing that politics is mainly a competition among groups, each one pressing for its own preferred policies question
What is pluralist theory?
A theory of government and politics contending that societies are divided along class lines and that an upper-class group will rule, regardless of formal government structures. question
What is elite theory?
A theory of government contending that groups are so strong that government is weakened. question
What is hyperpluralism?
This is the reason political parties tend to take middle-of-the-road stands on major issues. question
What is most Americans are moderate?
A partys endorsement to officially run for office as the candidate of that party. question
What is a nomination?
This legislation requires states to let people register to vote at the same time they apply for a driver's license.. question
What is The Motor Voter Act?
The displacement of the majority party by the minority party usually during a critical election. question
What is party realignment?
Voting for one party for one office, and another party for other offices. question