Advertising an Agenda? Examining the Consistency between Campaign Issue Emphasis and Presidential Issue Priorities, 1980-2001

  • Christopher S. Randolph, Jr. College of Arts and Science

Abstract

Presidential candidates often make issue appeals during their campaigns, but question exists as to whether the actions of presidents are consistent with their messages as candidates. Examining presidential documents and direct communications between candidates and voters allows an exploration of the degree to which presidential priorities reflect issues emphasized in campaigns. This analysis is followed by a discussion of the effects of electoral dynamics on the consistency between campaign messages and presidential agendas.
Published
09-11-2007
How to Cite
RANDOLPH, JR., Christopher S.. Advertising an Agenda? Examining the Consistency between Campaign Issue Emphasis and Presidential Issue Priorities, 1980-2001. Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Journal, [S.l.], v. 3, sep. 2007. ISSN 1555-788X. Available at: <http://ejournals.library.vanderbilt.edu/index.php/vurj/article/view/2766>. Date accessed: 18 nov. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.15695/vurj.v3i0.2766.
Section
Humanities and Social Sciences

Keywords

American Presidency