By George C. Edwards III
American presidents usually interact in extensive campaigns to procure public aid for his or her coverage tasks. This middle process for governing relies at the premise that if presidents are expert sufficient to use the "bully pulpit", they could effectively convince or perhaps mobilize public opinion on behalf in their legislative objectives. during this e-book, George Edwards analyses the result of hundreds and hundreds of public opinion polls from contemporary presidencies to evaluate the good fortune of those efforts. unusually, he reveals that presidents mostly cannot switch public opinion; even nice communicators frequently fail to acquire the public's help for his or her high-priority tasks. concentrating on presidents' personae, their messages, and the yank public, he explains why presidents are usually not able to maneuver public opinion and means that their efforts to take action will be counterproductive. Edwards argues that shoring up formerly present aid is the imperative good thing about going public and that "staying deepest" - negotiating quietly with elites - may possibly usually be extra conducive to a president's legislative good fortune.
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On Deaf Ears: The Limits of the Bully Pulpit by George C. Edwards III