Family and/or school are the agents of socialization that have the strongest impact on an individual.
If a pollster interviews only a certain type of person, the sample will be biased and the poll will be inaccurate.
When the issues balance two controversial concerns, such as a limited budget and personal financial needs, or religious liberty and equality.
Representatives run for election every two years and must constantly raise campaign money. They abide by public opinion because do not have time to explain their actions or mend fences before each election.