Public opinion & polls

Ship of Fools
by Tucker Carlson ~ Hardback

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The popular FOX News star of Tucker Carlson Tonight offers his signature fearless and funny political commentary on how America's ruling class has failed everyday Americans. "You look on in horror, helpless and desperate. You have nowhere to go. You're trapped on a s...

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Intellectuals and Society
by Thomas Sowell ~ Paperback / softback

This much revised and reorganized edition of Intellectuals and Society is more than half again larger than the first edition. Four new chapters have been added on intellectuals and race, including a chapter on race and intelligence. These new chapters show the radically different views of race pr...

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Scorched Earth
by Michael Savage ~ Hardback

Michael Savage says that for the past eight years there has been a retrovirus in the White House and that the last Presidential term has infected the body politic with hateful, anti-American views and nation destructive ideas. According to Savage, the entire Democratic Party, plus many Republicans, ...

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Class War?
by Benjamin I Page ~ Paperback / softback

Recent battles in Washington over how to fix America's fiscal failures strengthened the widespread impression that economic issues sharply divide average citizens. Indeed, many commentators split Americans into two opposing groups: uncompromising supporters of unfettered free markets and advocates f...

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Coming To Public Judgment
by Daniel Yankelovich ~ Paperback / softback

In this work, the foremost figure in American public opinion research offers a provocative prescription for strengthening the public's hand in its silent power struggle with the experts. Yankelovich sees a need for a proper balance of power and influence between the public and elite groups.

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Echo Chamber
by Kathleen Hall Jamieson ~ Paperback / softback

Rupert Murdoch's multibillion-dollar purchase of the Wall Street Journal in 2007 was but one more chapter in an untold story: the rise of an integrated conservative media machine that all began with Rush Limbaugh in the 1980s. Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Joseph Cappella-two of the nation's foremost e...

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Mexico's Pivotal Democratic Election
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The 2000 Mexican presidential race culminated in the election of opposition candidate Vicente Fox and the end of seven decades of one-party rule. This book, which traces changes in public opinion and voter preferences over the course of the race, represents the most comprehensive treatment of campai...

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Scottish Public Opinion and the Anglo-Scottish Union, 1699-1707
by Karin Bowie ~ Paperback / softback

The common perception of the Anglo-Scottish Union of 1707 as a "political job", stitched up by a corrupt Scottish elite behind closed doors, is robustly challenged in this study, which shows how public debate and the mobilisation of popular opinion shaped the union crisis from beginning to end. It c...

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Media Polls in American Politics
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This volume provides a comprehensive survey of the problems and possibilities of polling by media organizations in the 1990s and beyond. It addresses the influence of technology, the sources of error, the variability in poll results, and the impact of polls on reporters, the public and the state of ...

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Unleashing Demons
by Craig Oliver ~ Hardback

As David Cameron's Director of Politics and Communications, Craig Oliver was in the room at every key moment during the EU referendum campaign - interacting with all the players including David Cameron, George Osborne, Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, Jeremy Corbyn, Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, Theresa ...

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Public Diplomacy, Foundations for Global Engagement in the Digital Age
by Nicholas John Cull ~ Paperback / softback

New technologies have opened up fresh possibilities for public diplomacy, but this has not erased the importance of history. On the contrary, the lessons of the past seem more relevant than ever, in an age in which communications play an unprecedented role. Whether communications are electronic or h...

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Hitler'S American Friends
by Bradley W. Hart ~ Hardback

Americans who remember World War II reminisce about how it brought the country together. The less popular truth behind this warm nostalgia: until the attack on Pearl Harbor, America was deeply, dangerously divided. Hitler's American Friends exposes the homegrown antagonists who sought to protect an...

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How We Fight
by Dominic Tierney ~ Paperback / softback

Americans love war. We've never run from a fight. Our triumphs from the American Revolution to World War II define who we are as a nation and a people. Americans hate war. Our leaders rush us into conflicts without knowing the facts or understanding the consequences. Korea, Vietnam, and now Iraq and...

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Nothing to Lose but Our Fear
by Fiona Jeffries ~ Paperback / softback

Our 24/7 lives are saturated with round-the-clock fear. Scare-tactic headlines fill our homes and our public spaces. If it's not the war on terror, it's the new war on the middle class. Crisis is the new black, as catastrophe after casualty after crash shape the order of the day. Nothing to Lose But...

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Polling to Govern
by Diane J Heith ~ Paperback / softback

Presidents spend millions of dollars on public opinion polling while in office. Critics often point to this polling as evidence that a "permanent campaign" has taken over the White House at the expense of traditional governance. But has presidential polling truly changed the shape of presidential le...

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Why Elections Fail
by Pippa Norris ~ Paperback / softback

Too often, elections around the globe are, unfortunately, deeply flawed or even fail. What triggers these problems? In this second volume of her trilogy on electoral integrity, Pippa Norris compares structural, international, and institutional accounts as alternative perspectives to explain why elec...

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Post-Racial or Most-Racial?
by Michael Tesler ~ Paperback / softback

When Barack Obama won the presidency, many posited that we were entering into a post-racial period in American politics. Regrettably, the reality hasn't lived up to that expectation. Instead, Americans' political beliefs have become significantly more polarized by racial considerations than they had...

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He Runs, She Runs
by Deborah Jordan Brooks ~ Paperback

While there are far more women in public office today than in previous eras, women are still vastly underrepresented in this area relative to men. Conventional wisdom suggests that a key reason is because female candidates start out at a disadvantage with the public, compared to male candidates, and...

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The Averaged American
by Sarah E. Igo ~ Paperback / softback

Americans today "know" that a majority of the population supports the death penalty, that half of all marriages end in divorce, and that four out of five prefer a particular brand of toothpaste. Through statistics like these, we feel that we understand our fellow citizens. But remarkably, such data-...

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Cambridge Studies in Public Opinion and Political Psychology
by John R. Zaller ~ Paperback / softback

In this book John Zaller develops a comprehensive theory to explain how people acquire political information from elites and the mass media and convert it into political preferences. Using numerous specific examples, Zaller applies this theory to the dynamics of public opinion on a broad range of su...

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The Measure of Democracy
by Daniel J Robinson ~ Paperback

Politicians, government officials, and public relations officers lean heavily on polling when fashioning public policy. Proponents say this is for the best, arguing that surveys bring the views of citizens closer to civic officials. Critics decry polling's promotion of sycophantic politicians who pa...

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Class Attitudes in America
by Spencer Piston ~ Paperback / softback

This book explains a long-standing puzzle in American politics: why so many Americans support downwardly redistributive social welfare programs, when such support seems to fly in the face of standard conceptions of the American public as anti-government, individualistic, and racially prejudiced. Bri...

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The Anatomy of Prejudices
by Elisabeth Young-Bruehl ~ Paperback

The author turns a critical lens on prejudice, surveying the study of prejudice since World War II. She suggests an approach that distinguishes between different types of prejudices, the people who hold them, the social and political settings that promote them, and the human needs they fulfill.

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The Unholy Trinity
by Matt Walsh ~ Hardback

Armed with truth, conviction, and faith, Matt Walsh explores the "Unholy Trinity,"- abortion, gay marriage, and gender --the three controversial and highly relevant topics that hold the key to progressivism's victory in not only politics, but over the entire culture. While conservatives worry endles...

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Your Brain's Politics
by George Lakoff ~ Paperback / softback

At first glance, issues like economic inequality, healthcare, climate change, and abortion seem unrelated. However, when thinking and talking about them, people reliably fall into two camps: conservative and liberal. What explains this divide? Why do conservatives and liberals hold the positions the...

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Open versus Closed
by Christopher D. Johnston ~ Paperback / softback

Debates over redistribution, social insurance, and market regulation are central to American politics. Why do some citizens prefer a large role for government in the economic life of the nation while others wish to limit its reach? In Open versus Closed, the authors argue that these preferences are ...

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Polling Matters
by Frank Newport ~ Hardback

Polling applies scientific principles to understanding and anticipating the insights, emotions, and attitudes of society. The Gallup Organization reveals: what polls really are and how they are conducted; why the information polls provide is so vitally important to modern society today; how this val...

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Public Opinion and Political Change in China
by Wenfang Tang ~ Paperback / softback

This book describes through case studies how various factors, such as the single-party political system, traditional culture, market reform, and industrialization, shape public opinion and mass political behavior in urban China. Case studies focus on the process of conducting public opinion polls in...

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American Public Opinion, Advocacy, and Policy in Congress
by Paul Burstein ~ Paperback / softback

Between one election and the next, members of Congress introduce thousands of bills. What determines which become law? Is it the public? Do we have government 'of the people, by the people, for the people?' Or is it those who have the resources to organize and pressure government who get what they w...

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Our 50-State Border Crisis
by Howard G Buffett ~ Hardback

Howard G. Buffett, the son of Warren Buffett, goes where many fear to tread. A New York Times bestselling author and a philanthropist widely recognized for his understanding of complex social problems, Buffett is also what Full Measure called "an unlikely soldier in the border war:" As a volunteer a...

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Uninformed
by Arthur Lupia ~ Paperback / softback

Research polls, media interviews, and everyday conversations reveal an unsettling truth: citizens, while well-meaning and even passionate about current affairs, appear to know very little about politics. Hundreds of surveys document vast numbers of citizens answering even basic questions about gover...

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Public Opinion and International Intervention
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Rarely has a foreign policy event spawned such interest in international public opinion as has the Iraq War. What does this war indicate about the extent to which public opinion influences foreign policy leaders? Have leaders' decisions about participating in the Iraq Coalition reflected the willing...

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Public Opinion
by Walter Lippmann ~ Paperback / softback

In what is widely considered the most influential book ever written by Walter Lippmann, the late journalist and social critic provides a fundamental treatise on the nature of human information and communication. As Michael Curtis indicates in his introduction to this edition. Public Opinion qualifie...

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The Collaboration
by Ben Urwand ~ Paperback / softback

To continue doing business in Germany, Hollywood studios agreed not to make films attacking Nazis or condemning persecution of Jews. Ben Urwand reveals this collaboration and the cast of characters it drew in, ranging from Goebbels to Louis B. Mayer. At the center was Hitler himself-obsessed with mo...

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Russian People Speak
by Nikolai P. Popov ~ Hardback

This is one of the first books to offer the Russian public's view on the most significant political and social transformations the country has witnessed since the Bolshevik revolution. As the current government wields less power in censoring the mass media, images of popular Russian culture become a...

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