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Bipartisan Governing: Possible, Yes; Likely, No

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 May 2002

Barbara Sinclair
Affiliation:
University of California, Los Angeles

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A president who received fewer popular votes than his chief opponent, a House with a razor thin majority for the president's party, and a Senate evenly split—this is not most political scientists' prescription for policy success and certainly not what Republicans had in mind when they dreamed of unified Republican government. During the campaign, George Bush proposed a policy agenda that was ambitious if often vague about details and promised to change the often nasty and bitterly partisan tone in Washington. Are these now impossible dreams?

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© 2001 by the American Political Science Association

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