Unit 4

  1. Push Poll
    Use of loaded questions in a supposedly objective telephone opinion poll during a political campaign in order to bias voters against an opposing candidate
  2. Soicalism
    Gov't owns/controls many major industries.
  3. Independent Voter
    A voter who is not registered with a political party.
  4. Political Soicalization
    Leanring process which people acquire their political opinions beliefs, and vaules.
  5. Voter Apathy
    Lack of caring in politics amongst eligible voters.
  6. Economic Libertarian
    Believing gov't should do more to assit people who have diffculty meeting their economic needs on their own.
  7. Allenation
    Feeling of personal powerlessness. Includes notion that gov't doesn't care about opinions of the people.
  8. Opinion Poll
    An assessment of public opinion obtained by questioning a representative sample.
  9. Ideology
    A consistent pattern of opinion on particular issues that stems from a core belied or set of beliefs.
  10. Centrism
    Having (a specified thing) as the center or focus of attention, efforts, etc.
  11. Disenfrachise
    To deprive (a person, place, etc.) of any franchise or right (voting, sending representatives to elected body, etc).
  12. Straw Poll
    An unofficial ballot conducted as a test of opinion.
  13. Economic Conservative
    Believing gov't tries to do too many things that should be left to firms/economic markets.
  14. Populism
    Believing gov't should do more to solve the nation's problems and who look to it to uphold traditional vaules.
  15. Political Efficacy
    Citizens' trust and faith in gov't and their own belief that they can understand and influence political affairs, commonly measured by surveys and used as an indicator of the broader health of civil society.
  16. Exit Poll
    A poll of people leaving a polling place, asking how they voted.
  17. Motor Voter Laws
    To help voter turn-out by making it convenient to register by requiring all states to allow people who apply for a license to also register to vote, whether they conduct business in person or by mail.
  18. Random Smaples
    a sample grabbed at random
  19. Tracking Poll
     A poll repeated periodically with the same group of people to check and measure changes of opinion or knowledge
  20. Benchmark Poll
    A poll that's sp "flawless" every poll taken after it would be measured by that poll.
  21. Margin of Error
    accounts for the number of acceptable errors in an experiment. The margin of error is put into place so that an individual can review results and then determine the level of accuracy of the experiment.
  22.  Ideological Spectrum
     the range of ideas on a topic.
  23. Liberal
    Open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values
  24. Conservative
    Holding to traditional attitudes and values and cautious about change or innovation. A person who is averse to change and holds to traditional values and attitudes.
  25. Group Thinking
    the practice of approaching problems or issues that are best dealt with by a group rather than by individuals acting independently.
  26. Internal Efficacy
    one's confidence in their abilities to understand and influence political events.
  27. External Efficacy
    the belief that the governmental system will respond to the citizens, in turn giving them more trust in the government.
  28. Campaigning
    Work in an organized and active way toward a particular goal, typically a political or social one.
  29. Passive Electioneering
    the act of wearing campaign paraphernalia or carrying signs to a polling place with the intent of influencing voters
  30. Occupy Movement
    an international protest movement against social and economic inequality,
  31. Tea Party (Conservative)
    an American political movement that advocates strict adherence to the United States Constitution, reducing U.S. government spending and taxes, and reduction of the U.S. national debt and federal budget deficit.
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Unit 4