Thursday, March 24th at 4:30pm in Russell House
Why do Presidents “go public”? We use novel natural experiments, social media data, and extensive news analysis to show that Presidents have little direct effect on public opinion when they appeal to the public. Rather, we argue, Presidents go public to signal to Congress that an issue is particularly important to them.
Justin Grimmer is Associate Professor of Political Science at Stanford University.
This event is sponsored by DaCKI.