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Public opinion
how people think or feel about particular things
poll
a survey of public opinion
random sample
method of selecting from a population in which each person has an equal probability of being selected
sampling error
the difference between the results of random samples taken at the same time
exit polls
polls based on interviews conducted on election day with randomly selected voters
political socialization
process by which background traits influence one's political views
elite
people who have a disproportionate amount of some valued resource
gender gap
difference in political views between men and women
political ideology
a more or less cosistent set of beliefs about what policies government ought to pursue
political elites
persons with a disproportionate share of political power
norm
a standard of right or proper conduct
voting-age population
citizens who are eligiable to vote after reaching the minium age requirement
registered voters
people who are registered to vote
literacy test
a reuirement that citizens show that they can read before registering to vote
poll tax
a requirement that citizens pay a tax in order to vote
granfather clause
a clause in registration laws thatallowed people who do not meet registration requirements to vote if they or their ancestors voted before 1867
white primary
the practice of keeping blacks from voting in southern states primaries through arbitary use of registration requirements
Australian ballot
a government printed ballot of uniform dimensions to be cast in secret that many states adopted around 1890 to reduce voting fraud associated with party-printed ballots cast in public