Popular presidents can affect Ccngressional attention, for a little while

Lovett, John ; Bevan, Shaun ; Baumgartner, Frank R.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/psj.12087
URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/psj.120...
Additional URL: https://uncch.pure.elsevier.com/en/publications/po...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2015
The title of a journal, publication series: Policy Studies Journal
Volume: 43
Issue number: 1
Page range: 22-43
Place of publication: Malden, Mass. [u.a.]
Publishing house: Wiley-Blackwell [u.a.]
ISSN: 0190-292X , 1541-0072
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department B
Subject: 320 Political science
Abstract: Does the president have the ability to set the congressional agenda? Agenda setting is a prerequisite for influence, so this is an important element in understanding presidential–legislative relations. We focus on the State of the Union address and show that popular presidents can, indeed, cause Congress to shift attention to those topics most emphasized. The impact is tempered by divided government and time, however. No matter the state of divided government, however, popular presidents can direct congressional attention, at least for a little while. Unpopular presidents, by contrast, are irrelevant.

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