Political ideology influences social policy due to the beliefs that individual policy makers hold. These ideologies vary along a scale of liberal to conservative. According to Justin Quinn of About.com, conservative soci... More »

The major dominant ideologies in the United States are liberalism and conservatism, and they are chiefly communicated through political participation, lifestyle and social interaction. As of 2014, there is a marked trend... More »

The Federal Election Commission contains all public information that is disclosable by law on all political candidates. Other information, such as ideals, views and political party, are found online at ontheissues.org. More »

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A spoiler candidate takes votes away from a major candidate who offers a similar political ideology. This means that the chances of success of the opposing major candidate are better as the splitting of the vote has a sp... More »

During a modern presidential election, the candidate for president of the United States selects a vice-presidential candidate based on factors such as demographics, ideology, popularity and presidential qualities. The tw... More »

The central issue of the 1866 congressional elections was President Johnson's reconstruction policy. The policy heavily favored the south and was extremely lax about the treatment of newly freed slaves. Republican member... More »

Low voter turnout is generally attributed to the belief by voters that their votes will matter very little and will have no affect on public policy; political disengagement is also a reason for low voter turnout. Voter t... More »

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