Pandering (to Voters in Ohio and Florida)

Democracies can have strange policy distortions too…

Takeaway Points

  1. Pandering occurs when a leader makes targeted policy decisions for the benefit of a small group and to the detriment of most.
  2. Voters in Ohio and Florida are electorally more important than voters elsewhere, and thus they receive targeted policy concessions on steel tariffs and diplomatic relations with Cuba.