What is a political cue?

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The term “political cue” generally means a piece of information that helps a person decide how to vote.  The term can be used in the context of individual voters or in the context of members of Congress.  Individual voters get political cues about how to vote from people they respect.  This might be their pastor or the leader of their labor union, for example.  Members of Congress can get political cues from various places.  They can get them from their party leadership.  They can also get political cues from lobbyists or other interest group representatives.

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