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Changing Minds? Not in Congress

Keith T. Poole

University of Georgia - School of Public and International Affairs

January 13, 2003

This paper shows a variety of evidence that members of Congress are ideologically consistent. Based upon the roll call voting record, once elected to Congress, members adopt a consistent ideological position and maintain it over time. There may be changing minds, but they are not in Congress.

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Date posted: July 1, 2008  

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Poole, Keith T., Changing Minds? Not in Congress (January 13, 2003). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1154122 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1154122

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University of Georgia - School of Public and International Affairs ( email )
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