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18 Cards in this Set

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The feeling of great trust and support from the political system
candidate image
voters' perception of a candidate policy
deviating election
an election in which the minority party is able to overcome the long-standing partisan orientation of the public based on temporary or short-term forces
the constitutional or statutory right to vote
maintaining election
an election in which the traditional majority party maintains power based on the longstanding partisan orientation of the voters
midterm election
the congressional and guber-natiorial elections that occur in the middle of the presidential term
efforts aimed at influencing people to vote in an election
political alienation
the feeling of being isolated from or not part of the political process and system
political eficacy
the belief that one's opinions are important and the government will respect and respond to one's view
prospective voting
voting that is based on an individual's estimation of how well a candidate will perform duties in the future.
rational choice model
a model of voter choice that suggests that an indiviudal will vote if the benefits of doing so outweigh the ocsts and will cast his or her ballot for candidates who are closets to sharing the individual's views on the issue
realigning election
an election in which the minority party is able to build a relatively stable coalition to win election, and this coalition endures over a series of elections
reinstating election
an election in which the majority party regains power after a deviating election
restrospective voting
voting that is based on an indiviudual's evaluation of the past performance of a candidate
social psychological model
(michigan model)
a model explaining voter chocie that focuses on individual attitudes
socioeconomic status
the social background and economic status of a person
sociological model
(columbia model)
a model explaing voter choice by considering factors such as religion, place of residence, and socioeconomic status
voter turnout
the percentage of elegible voters who cast votes in an election