Title page for ETD etd-05122009-123858

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Canody, Miranda E.
URN etd-05122009-123858
Title Presidential-Legislative Relations and Presidential Scandal
Degree Master of Arts
Department Political Science
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Walcott, Charles E. Committee Chair
Brians, Craig Leonard Committee Member
Hult, Karen M. Committee Member
  • Presidential-Congressional Relations
  • Presidential Scandal
  • Congress
  • United States President
  • United States Congress
  • Executive Branch
  • U.S. Senate
  • Scandal
  • Legislative Branch
  • Presidency
  • Executive-Legislative Relations
Date of Defense 2009-05-05
Availability unrestricted
Studies on Presidential-Executive relations fails to empirically analyze whether or not modern presidential scandal can impact presidential-congressional relations. Meinke and Anderson (2001) find that presidential scandal impacts House of Representatives voting behavior on key votes cited by Congressional Quarterly. A slight revision and replication of Meinke and Anderson’s research finds presidential scandal impacts Senate aggregate key votes reported by Congressional Quarterly. In addition, political party plays a more important role than scandal in determining the logged odds of Senate key votes and presidential agreement.
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