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Changing Minds? Not in Congress

39 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2008  

Keith T. Poole

University of Georgia - School of Public and International Affairs

Date Written: January 13, 2003

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

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

Keith T. Poole (Contact Author)

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

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Athens, GA 30602-6254
United States

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