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    Chicago : The University of Chicago Press | Oxford : Oxford University Press
    ISBN: 9780226813073
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource , Illustrations.
    Series Statement: Chicago studies in American politics
    Series Statement: Chicago scholarship online
    DDC: 303.380973
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    Keywords: Geschichte ; Medien ; Öffentliche Meinung ; Politische Kommunikation ; Public opinion ; USA ; United States Politics and government 1929-1933 ; United States Politics and government 1933-1945
    Abstract: Pollsters and pundits armed with the best public opinion polls failed to predict the election of Donald Trump in 2016. Is this because we no longer understand what the American public is? In this book, Susan Herbst argues that we need to return to earlier meanings of 'public opinion' to understand our current climate. Herbst contends that the idea that there was a public - whose opinions mattered - emerged during the Great Depression, with the diffusion of radio, the devastating impact of the economic collapse on so many people, the appearance of professional pollsters, and Franklin Roosevelt's powerful rhetoric. She argues that public opinion about issues can only be seen as a messy mixture of culture, politics, and economics - in short, all the things that influence how people live.
    Note: Previously issued in print: 2021 , Includes bibliographical references and index
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