This hard-hitting and engaging examination of polls and American politics asks an essential question: do polls contribute to the vitality of our democracy or are they undermining the health of our political system? Leading scholars address several key issues such as how various types of polls affect democracy, the meaning attributed to polling data by citizens and the media, the use of polls by presidents, and how political elites respond--or do not respond--to public polls. The contributors assert that while polls tread a ...

Polls and Politics: The Dilemmas of Democracy 2004, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791460849

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Polls and Politics: The Dilemmas of Democracy 2004, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

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