Public Opinion Polls

Public opinion polls are types of surveys or inquiry premeditated to measure the view of the public regarding a particular topic or issue that directly or indirectly affects them. From the population being measured, trained interviewees ask questions and the results are measured grounded on the responses given. Different organizations conduct these surveys and come … Read more

The Compromise of 1877

“ The Compromise of 1877 fixed the commotion that had ascended following the 1876 presidential election. In that election, Democratic candidate Samuel J. Tilden of New York won 247,448 more popular votes than Republican Rutherford B. Hayes of Ohio. But the electoral votes in the three southern states of Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina were … Read more

The process of Gerrymandering

Every 10-year electoral districts go through a process called Redistricting. This process happens to account for population changes or shifts of the earlier decade. These new districts must be approved by the representatives or state legislators, the governor, and the state courts. There are things that a district must follow to pass the process. A … Read more

Prisoners should be allowed to vote

The United States of America has been fighting throughout history for individual rights and freedoms, ever since 1792 when Kentucky was the first state in the US to ban felons from voting. Now, the only two states that one can vote while in prison are Maine and Vermont. One of the most controversial topics has … Read more

Substantive representation

Substantive representation would be the tendency to vote, through an informed process, by someone who represents the thoughts, ideals and principles that you as a citizen want to see safeguarded.[1] Taking this and the democratic system which the UK operates in, I intend to argue that there needs to be an adequate improvement of both … Read more