Candidates try to project a strong leadership image.
Whether voters accept this image, however, depends more on external factors than on a candidate’s personal characteristics. 此句注意主语从句作主语。
A year later, with the nation’s economy in trouble, Bush’s approval rating dropped below 40 percent.
Candidates are particularly concerned with winning the states which have the largest population.
Clinton received only 43 percent of the popular vote in 1992, compared with Bushs 38 percent and Perots 19 percent.
1.election 2.vote 3.certainty 4.loyalty 5.decline
6.democrat 7.strategy 8.pursue 9.impact 10.headquarters
11.economy 12.stir 13.congress 14.representative
to identify…as impact on
1.~ 5. 与重点句型相同。
6.In deciding whether to pursue a course of action, they try to estimate its likely impact on the voters.
7.Warren G. Harding accepted the 1920 Republican nomination at his Ohio home, stayed there throughout most of the campaign, and won a full victory simply because most of the voters of his time were Republicans.
8.“The Economy, Stupid.”The slogan was the idea of James Carville, Clintons chief strategist, and was meant as a reminder to the candidate and the staff to keep the campaign focused on the nations slow-moving economy, which ultimately was the issue that defeated Bush.
The presidential election takes place every four years in the United States.
A majority party nominee usually has the advantage of support over a minority party one.
A major-party nominee always gets higher approval rating than a minor-party nominee.
Strategies play a critical role in the election.
Strategy is critical in the presidential election.
To win the presidency, a candidate is particularly concerned with winning the states which are important.
In order to get the votes, presidential candidates are concerned with those important states.
There are about a dozen political parties in America, only two of which are major parties.
1.Victory in the eleven ______（large） states alone would provide an electoral majority. （99.10）
2.Even Democrat George McGovern, _____ had the lowest level of party support among recent
Nominees, was backed in 1972 by nearly 60 percent of his partys voters. （99.10）
答案：A. who 引导的非限定性定语从句。
答案：This depends on external factors rather than on a candidates personal characteristics.
4.In 1991, after the Gulf War, Bushs approval rating reached 91 percent, the highest level recorded since polling ______（begin） in the 1930s. （00.10）
答案：began。此题考查过去时，因为有一个明显的过去时间状语“in the 1930s”。
5.Americans have learned much about the way in which the system can be managed so as to _____ the peaceful transfer of power from one party to the other. （01.4）
A.make it possible
D.make it possibly
答案：B.本题中make 的宾语太长，所以放到了宾补possible 的后面。“make … possible”
6.In deciding _____ a course of action, the candidate tried to estimate its likely impact on the voters. （02.4）
A.what to pursue
B.which to pursue
C.whether to pursue
D.if to pursue
答案：C.分析：所要填的空是deciding 的宾语。而pursue 后面的宾语是a course of action。 选项A “what to pursue”, what 是宾语。选项B 中，which 也是作主语或宾语。选项D. 语法结构不对，因此选C.
7.A major-party nominee has the critical advantage in the campaign for the presidential election _______ he has the support from the party faithful. （ 03 ，10 ）
答： It is well known that presidential elections occur in the United States every 4 years.
答： At that time Clinton always kept the campaign focused on the nation’s slow-developing economy.
答： Candidate try to project a strong leadership image.
4. 选民们是否接受这一形象更取决于外在因素。 答案
答：Whether voters accept this image depends more on external factors.
答： Candidates are particularly concerned with how to win the states which have the largest population .