The Polls: Presidential Greatness as Seen in the Mass Public: An Extension and Application of the Simonton Model

@article{Cohen2003ThePP,
  title={The Polls: Presidential Greatness as Seen in the Mass Public: An Extension and Application of the Simonton Model},
  author={J. Cohen},
  journal={Presidential Studies Quarterly},
  year={2003},
  volume={33},
  pages={913-924}
}
  • J. Cohen
  • Published 2003
  • Political Science
  • Presidential Studies Quarterly
  • I raise two questions in this article. In light of the scandals of the Clinton years, have the standards used to rate presidents changed or not? Second, do experts and informed citizens rate presidents similarly, and do they rely on the same criteria in their ratings? I use a C-SPAN poll administered in 2000 to experts, and through the Internet to the citizenry, as the data to address these questions. Results find great temporal stability in how presidents are rated. Furthermore, in applying a… CONTINUE READING
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