Elite Opinion Differences and Partisanship in Congressional Foreign Policy, 1975-1996

@article{Souva2007EliteOD,
  title={Elite Opinion Differences and Partisanship in Congressional Foreign Policy, 1975-1996},
  author={Mark Souva and David W. Rohde},
  journal={Political Research Quarterly},
  year={2007},
  volume={60},
  pages={113 - 123}
}
Why are some foreign policy votes partisan and others bipartisan? The authors argue that an electoral connection drives partisanship in congressional foreign policy voting. Members of Congress depend on core supporters for mobilization and money, and primary voters are likely to follow the opinion cues of partisan elites; as a result, when Republican and Democratic opinion elites hold more distinct views on an issue, one may expect to observe more partisan behavior in Congress on both low and… 

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