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|the ideas and attitudes that most people hold about elected officials,candidates,government and political issues.
|mechanisms of mass communication,including television,radio,newspapers,magazines, recordings,movies,and books.
|a group of people who share a point of view about an issue and unite to promote their beliefs
|public opinion poll
|a survey in which individuals are asked to answer questions about a particular issue or person
|a specialist whose job is to conduct polls regularly.
|radio,television,and the internet
|issues considered most significant by government officials.
|the release of secret government information by anonymous government officials to the media
|government censorship of material before it is published.
|written untruths that are harmful to someones reputation.
|public interest groups
|an organization that supports the causes that affect lives of Americans in general.
|free from party ties or bias
|political action committees (PACs)
|political organization established by a corporation,labor union,or other special-interest group designed to support candidates by contributing money.
|representative of an interest group who contacts lawmakers or other government officials directly to influence their policy making