Presidential Studies Quarterly

Presidential Studies Quarterly is a quarterly newsletter on the subject of citizenship. Presidential Studies Quarterly is written by the Center for the Study of the Presidency and published by Sage Publications, Inc., in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 1, March

Presidential Election Polls in 2000: A Study in Dynamics
The study of voters and elections has taught us a lot about individuals' vote choices and election outcomes themselves. We know that voters behave in fairly understandable ways on election day (see, e.g., Alvarez 1997; Campbell 2000; Campbell et al....
Rhetorical Convergence and Issue Knowledge in the 2000 Presidential Election
Both of us use similar language to reach an exactly opposite outcome. --Al Gore (presidential debate, October 17, 2000) Citizens often say that all politicians sound the same. While occasionally used as an excuse for apathy, this complaint captures,...
Source Material: "Does This Constitute a Press Conference?" Defining and Tabulating Modern Presidential Press Conferences
Shortly before Thanksgiving, when President Bush was in the Rose Garden granting his annual pardon to a turkey, he remarked on the apparent anxiety of the turkey. "He looks a little nervous, doesn't he," the president said to the assembled group of...
Suburban Voting in Presidential Elections
This article examines the conventional wisdom that suburban voting patterns became increasingly favorable for Democratic presidential candidates from 1992 to 2000. Its genesis can be traced to a round table discussion of the congressional elections...
The Basic Dynamics of the Presidential Nomination Process: Putting the 2000 Races in Perspective
How did George W. Bush and Al Gore come to win the 2000 presidential nominations of America's two major political parties? Of all the dozens or even hundreds of persons who might plausibly have aspired to serve as the nation's forty-third president,...
The Clinton 2000 Effect in Perspective: The Impact of Retiring Presidents on Their Parties' Chances of Retaining the White House
Shortly after Al Gore conceded defeat in the 2000 presidential election, he and President Clinton reportedly had a contentious meeting during which each blamed the other for the Democratic Party's loss of the White House. Given the strength of the...
The Contemporary Presidency: Postpresidential Influence in the Postmodern Era. (Features)
George W. Bush's presidency may someday be remembered as a watershed in the future of the American postpresidency. During Bush's campaign, his father and former president George H. W. Bush provided his son advice and fund-raising firepower. That same...
The Impact of Attitudes toward Foreign Policy Goals on Public Preferences among Presidential Candidates: A Study of Issue Publics and the Attentive Public in the 2000 U.S. Presidential Election
At each moment in history, every democratic government finds itself facing many national problems in need of solution, and as a result, a primary mission of government is formulating, proposing, evaluating, ratifying, and implementing policies to address...
The Law: President Bush's First Executive Privilege Claim: The FBI/Boston Investigation
Executive-legislative controversies, and particularly the record of parallel prior oversight situations, warrant examination, for they illuminate how Congress and the president resolve one of the recurring central questions in the interaction of democratic...
The Polls: State-Level Presidential Approval: Results from the Job Approval Project
In this article, I report on a new data set that recently has become publicly available, the Official State Job Approval Ratings Project. With support from the National Science Foundation, Thad Beyle, Richard Niemi, and Lee Sigelman collected state-level...
The Role of Issues in the 2000 U.S. Presidential Election
What was the impact of issues in the 2000 presidential election? Does an examination of the issues shed any light on why the election ended in a virtual tie between the two candidates, with a very narrow popular victory by half a million more votes...
Who Wins? Campaigns and the Third Party Vote. (Articles)
The conventional wisdom among students of elections is that the choices of voters are largely driven by powerful forces that have lasting effects from one election to the nextenduring political orientations and retrospective judgments about economic...