1) National presidential election opinion polls
- awere accurate in 2016.
- bhave reduced in cost with improvements in technology.
- cusually fail to sample minority groups.
- dhave generated higher response rates.
2) The portion of the electorate that is most easily persuaded
- ausually affiliate with political parties.
- bhas a higher turnout rate.
- chas the least information.
- dis usually older.
3) Direct election of presidents would discourage
- avoting in safe states.
- bappeals to minority groups.
- cunequal advertising across states.
- dvisits to urban areas.
4) Since the 1930s, Democrats have had higher turnout rates than Republicans.
5) Of the following, the most important predictor of whom a voter will choose is
- bincome level.
- dissue positions.
6) A citizen of Wyoming, the least populous state, has this much influence in the electoral college compared with California, the most populous state.
- aMore than forty times as much
- bMore than ten times as much
- cMore than thrice as much
- dMore than twice as much
7) Positive advertising by a presidential candidate is most common when
- apolitics are polarized.
- bpublic opinion for both candidates is low.
- ca super PAC is funding the ad.
- dthe candidate is poorly known.
8) While visiting small states is unusual, candidates spend an enormous amount advertising in small states.
9) A state’s electors are assigned with this formula.
- aProportional to the state’s population
- bProportional to the state’s tax contributions
- cA fixed number was assigned with admission to the union
- dNumber of senators plus representatives
10) Candidates who often lose the popular vote but win the electoral vote tend to perform better among minority and disadvantaged groups.