Perceptions of Presidential Greatness and the Flow of Evaluative Political Information: From the Elite to the Informed to the Masses

@article{Endersby2003PerceptionsOP,
  title={Perceptions of Presidential Greatness and the Flow of Evaluative Political Information: From the Elite to the Informed to the Masses},
  author={James W. Endersby and Michael J. Towle},
  journal={Politics and Policy},
  year={2003},
  volume={31},
  pages={383-404}
}
  • James W. Endersby, Michael J. Towle
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • Politics and Policy
  • Since World War II, numerous polls and surveys have been conducted in an attempt to evaluate the performance of past presidents. Their major concern has been to distinguish, in an historical perspective, “great” presidents from those who are “failures.” Ratings from the general public, however, rarely attempt to investigate which characteristics of the individuals in the Oval Office weigh in the minds of the evaluators. Researchers seldom investigate how the general public acquires information… CONTINUE READING
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