Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Facing the Challenge of DemocracyExplorations in the Analysis of Public Opinion and Political Participation$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Paul M. Sniderman and Benjamin Highton

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780691151106

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691151106.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM PRINCETON SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.princeton.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Princeton University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in PRSO for personal use.date: 30 July 2021

Partisan Differences in Job Approval Ratings of George W. Bush and U.S. Senators in the States

Partisan Differences in Job Approval Ratings of George W. Bush and U.S. Senators in the States

An Exploration

Chapter:
(p.153) VI Partisan Differences in Job Approval Ratings of George W. Bush and U.S. Senators in the States
Source:
Facing the Challenge of Democracy
Author(s):

Gary C. Jacobson

Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691151106.003.0007

This chapter addresses issues related to partisan differences in political opinions by examining a unique set of state-level public opinion surveys. It compares the state-level determinants of the job approval ratings of the president and the senators and finds that they have almost nothing in common. The chapter then compares the sources of partisan differences in states' ratings of the president and senators and again finds that they have almost nothing in common. Next, it explores in greater detail the sources of variation in the degree of polarization inspired by senators' ratings, finding that these differ somewhat between Republican and Democratic senators but remain to an important degree under a senator's control. The chapter then shows how senators have adapted their roll-call behavior to the political leanings of their states, before drawing some conclusions.

Keywords:   partisan differences, job approval ratings, George W. Bush, U.S. senators, public opinion surveys, polarization, roll-call behavior

Princeton Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.