AP U.S. Government 3.5 Political Beliefs and Behaviors

AP U.S. Government 3.5 Political Beliefs and Behaviors. Party-line voting is especially important for what?

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guys right there All right Well rain or shine sleet

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or polar vortex We can always count on party line

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voters who vote for anything there party supports tow line

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up and shake shake shake it for every candidate on

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their particular team Is party line voting especially important for

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be prospective issue voters Huh Well perspective issue voting means

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supporting a candidate based on what he or she promises

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to do like say passing a law eliminating the which

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would be really bad for shmoop so anyway those kind

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of empty or totally sincere promises though can be found

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on both sides of the aisle Could party line voting

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matter most to see retrospective issue voters Well imagine a

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world where politicians don't keep their word you know be

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tough right Well retrospective issue voting means rewarding or punishing

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a candidate for his or her past actions for example

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If a candidate promised to increase funding for public transit

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upgrade and didn't keep his or her word they face

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some tough questions from retrospective issue voters about how they

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got off track That lack of follow through follows around

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both political parties as well Would party line voting play

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a big role for de voters driven by candidate appeal

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Will voters who vote based on candidate appeal may give

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support based on a candidate's looks charms or gas intelligence

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even if they don't like his or her party Well

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how about the republicans We'll party line voting is important

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for people on both sides of the great divide so

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we can't really single out a particular group is being

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more down to party line vote which means party line

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voting is especially important for a low information voters Not

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everyone has the time or interest to track every race

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before election day So party line voting is a common

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strategy for low information voters since knowing the general party

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positions can give them a pretty good idea of which

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way to bend So the correct answer is option a

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no matter what we should always try to be as

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informed as possible when heading to the polls But if

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we find ourselves feeling a little low information ish we 00:02:21.523 --> [endTime] can always toe the party line