How External Factors Affect Political Decision Making

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How do external factors affect political decisions made in the United States? Politics is a subject not many people are comfortable talking about. The subject matter tends to create harsh divides between families and social groups, and is mostly altogether avoided to preserve relationships .However, in light of recent events, it seems as if politics is all anyone is talking about. Everyone is suddenly interested in the matters of this country because they want to know how how so many things could have been let go wrong. They understand it was real people that made decisions such as those to enter wars, pass laws, and elect officials. However what external factors caused those decisions remain unclear. External factors such as lobbying, partisan politics and third party bias affect political decisions made not only by elected officials but the average citizens of the United States as well. Lobbying is not something that’s widely understood or talked about, but can have a great effect on decisions…show more content…
One of the claims the article makes is that a partisan government provides a real choice;,(may just want to change this, it doesn’t seem proper with either a semi-colon or a comma) something voters like to see. The idea that partisanship is inherently bad is over-ly simplified. 80% of people from a USA Today poll said they believed members of congress should vote not based off of their personal experiences and values, but of the values of those they represent. Because of the prevalence of partisanship,(This sentence doesn’t make sense) this happens because the people that elect the republican congressman also happen to be republican, and would benefit from that member voting partisan. The divide provides voters with drastically different viewpoints, and can be beneficial to them as it gives them the power to select which outcome they would

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