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Even if they don't win back Congress in the midterms, the Democrats may still be able to set the agenda

Fagan, E.J. (2018) Even if they don't win back Congress in the midterms, the Democrats may still be able to set the agenda. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (15 Aug 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Ahead of presidential elections, the Republican and Democratic parties signal their agendas by releasing policy platforms. But do parties' promises to focus on one issue over others remain credible following the election? In new research, E.J. Fagan examines party platforms and Congressional roll call votes, and finds that the party which holds the White House does keep its agenda-setting promises, but only until the next midterm elections, when attention snaps back to issues pushed by the other party.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2018/08/15/even-i...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: IGA: United States Centre
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Research centres and groups > United States Centre
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2019 10:44
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 12:56
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91570

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