1) 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
2) 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
3) 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.
4) While visiting small states is unusual, candidates spend an enormous amount advertising in small states.
5) 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.
6) Since the 1930s, Democrats have had higher turnout rates than Republicans.
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) Of the following, the most important predictor of whom a voter will choose is
- bincome level.
- dissue positions.
9) Candidates who often lose the popular vote but win the electoral vote tend to perform better among minority and disadvantaged groups.
10) Direct election of presidents would discourage
- avoting in safe states.
- bappeals to minority groups.
- cunequal advertising across states.
- dvisits to urban areas.