Elections Ch.12

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postmaterialism

theory of modern culture has moved beyond getting and spending.

2

multicausal

several factors making something happen.

3

if-then-statements

says that two variables are linked: where X happens Y happens

4

tendency

finding two variables are linked but not perfectly

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franchise

authorization from government to a certain group enabling them to carry out a specific act

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suffrage

the right to vote

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party-identification

long-term voter attachment to a given party

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swing

% of voters switching parties from one election to the next

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class voting

tendency of a given social class to vote for a party that promotes its economic interests

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voting bloc

group with a marked tendency

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electoral college

U.S. system of weighting popular presidential vote to favor smaller states

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anachronism

something out of the past

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critical elections

one showing a realignment

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realignment

major, long-term shift in party ID

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polorization

opinion fleeing the center to form two hostile camps

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religiosity

depth of religious conviction (not choice of denomination)

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dealignment

major, long term decline in party ID

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charismatic

having strong personal drawing power

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retrospective voting

voters choosing based on overall incumbent performance

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constituency

the people or district that elects an official