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Why not trying to lead public opinion can be an effectivepresidential strategy.

Bailey, Michael and Wilcox, Clyde (2015) Why not trying to lead public opinion can be an effectivepresidential strategy. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (25 Aug 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Should presidents try to lead public opinion? Many scholars argue presidents are the most important leaders of public opinion. However, presidents may lose votes if they push issues which are unpopular among voters. Michael Bailey and Clyde Wilcox find that support for President Bush moved in response to voter views of the Iraq War Bush promoted. The implication is that Presidents need to be strategic about their public stances and , instead of going public, may sometimes choose to go silent, even when they could potentially persuade some people.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2015 11:51
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2015 11:51
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63619

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