Answer the following reflection question from Chapter 9: Political Parties for this module. Make sure you answer these in complete sentences! Please be as detailed as possible with your answer. It is your job to read your book and provide the details to fully answer the question.
1. Political candidates today tend to distance themselves from the parties and establish themselves as “brands” in candidate-centered campaigns. Why is this the case? How does this development relate to voters’ shift from straight ticket to split-ticket voting? Has it resulted in a weakening of the public’s inflluence on policy?
Be as descriptive as possible in your answer. Provide specifics. Use your book