The Dichotomy of Congressional Approval

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This thesis seeks to understand how political awareness affects what information one uses to indicate their approval or disapproval of Congress and its members. More concisely, do more and less aware individuals rely on the same pieces of political information to mold their opinions of Congress? The second question of concern is what role does media consumption play in informing survey respondents about Congress. Third, I consider how survey respondents use cues like the condition of the economy and presidential job performance to help formulate their opinion of Congress Finally, by applying the Congressional approval literature to incumbent level approval, I seek to advance the theory and literature on what motivates the approval of incumbents.

Creator(s): Moti, Danish Saleem
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: August 2010
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: August 2010
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United States
Description:

This thesis seeks to understand how political awareness affects what information one uses to indicate their approval or disapproval of Congress and its members. More concisely, do more and less aware individuals rely on the same pieces of political information to mold their opinions of Congress? The second question of concern is what role does media consumption play in informing survey respondents about Congress. Third, I consider how survey respondents use cues like the condition of the economy and presidential job performance to help formulate their opinion of Congress Finally, by applying the Congressional approval literature to incumbent level approval, I seek to advance the theory and literature on what motivates the approval of incumbents.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: Political Science
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vi, 89 p. : ill.

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Keyword(s): Congress | approval awareness | incumbent
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 699486836 |
  • UNTCAT: b3912727 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc30496
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
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Holder: Moti, Danish Saleem
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