a. A legislator considers public opinion, refining it with information and careful
b. A legislator does whatever is best for his or her reelection.
c. A legislator follows the public opinion of his or her constituency.
d. A legislator heeds public opinion in every case, except in matters of personal
e. A legislator may follow his or her conscience unless public opinion is clear.
Historically, vice-presidential candidates are chosen to __________.
a. help set the president's agenda
b. mentor the president
c. politically balance the ticket
d. succeed the president in the next election
e. take over as president in an emergency
Leslie is a white, middle-class mother of two, who works as a librarian in the public
library system of a large city in the American West. She is 57 years old. Given her