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Paradox: Americans wax liberal under Republican presidents and conservative under Democrats
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By Pat Cunningham
Feb. 27, 2013 11:05 a.m.

John Sides argues HERE that the mood of the American public “tends to react against prevailing government policies…[A]fter the government does more and spends more, policy mood becomes less liberal; after the government does less and spends less, it becomes more liberal”:

In particular, the publicís policy mood responds to changes in party control of the White House.† The public becomes more liberal during the administration of Republican presidents, and more conservative under the administration of Democratic presidents....

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