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American government Chapter 10 vocabulary

Question Answer
Public opinion The idea and attitude that most people hold about elected officials; candidate, government, and political issues.
Mass media A mechanism of mass communication including television, radio, the Internet, newspaper, magazine, book, recording and movies.
Interest group A group of people who share a point of view about an issue and unite to promote their beliefs.
Public opinion poll A survey in which individuals are asked to answer questions about a particular issue or person.
Pollster A specialist whose job is to conduct polls regularly.
Public agenda Issue consider most significant by government officials.
Leak To release government information by anonymous government officials to the media.
Watchdog The role played by a media organization that exposed illegal practice or waste.

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