Articles by Michael A. Bailey

Political scientists have long debated whether presidents can persuade people.  George Edwards has amassed a vast array of evidence against presidential persuasion.  Others, like Amnon Cavari in a recent paper, argue presidents can lead public opinion. The latter view was boosted by polls that showed some movement towards gay marriage after Obama’s switch to support.  However, Ryan Enos ...
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Michael A. Bailey is the Colonel William J. Walsh Professor of American Government in the Georgetown University Department of Government and the Georgetown Public Policy Institute.