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Rumors are one of the most controversial elements of the society. The rumors are circulated for a specific purpose. The political rumors specially fall under this category. They are regarded to be the artificial stories. They are created to circulate wrong information to the society. They are generally spread mouth to mouth (Barber 2017). However many critics have observed that there is a difference between the political rumor and the normal rumor. Rumors are generally to intend to affect the opinion of the public. The aim of political rumor is to invert the political scenario and seek some kind of advantage from the same. It is used as a tool to influence the decision of the public and to change their decision of making any decision. The rumors generally do not have any authentic proof (Meraz 2015). This study will analyze the issues that are related to the political rumor. With the help of some research questions the study aims to understand the situations under which the rumor is being created and the factors that are responsible for the same. The most important part of the study is the effect of the rumor on the undecided voters. The undecided voters implies to those voters who have not taken the decision whom to vote (Maarek 2014). The human resource management questions act as a guide to understand the ways in which the political rumors affect the decision of the undecided voters and the consequences of the same. In order to understand this in a more clear way the example of the election process held during Donald Trump in USA against Mrs. Clinton (Clementson 2018). This report gives the opportunity to make a research on all the aspects that are related to the political rumor. In case of political rumor, the rumor is spread by one political party against the other party for the sake of their own good. In this context the role played by social media is huge. They act as a strong medium to spread the rumor in front of the mass (LeBas 2018). The research includes the situations when the political rumors will impact on the voters who have not yet decided to whom they want to cast their vote. The research questions makes the study easy and the structure of the research question makes the aspects of the political rumor clear (Wintersieck, Fridkin and Kenney 2018).
RQ 1 What is the way in which the undecided voters are affected by the political rumors?
This question serves as a guide to extract the uncertain situations that occur during the elections. It will further assist in comprehending the influence that the political rumor have on the undecided voters. The undecided voters can easily be influenced as they have not yet taken the decision of voting one particular political party. The rumor creates a bad image of the party which acts as a manipulation for the undecided voters. They would definitely not want not to give the vote to the one who have a bad reputation.
RQ 1.1 what is the role of media in spreading the political rumor?
This question helps to understand the approach of media in the spread of the rumor. The importance of media is understood with the help of this question. The study of electronic media is effective to understand the role of media in spreading the rumor.
RQ 1.2 Can a particular candidate achieve the political advantage in case he talks against the rumor?
With the help of this question, the importance of the public speaking and the options related to it are understood with the help of this question. This will include the impact the public speaking on the voters.
RQ 1.3 How fast does the voters gets affected by the rumors in a specific territory?
The voters stay in territory that is greatly influenced by the political rumors. This question serves to understand the rate of speed of the rumor which is mostly political in nature.
RQ 1.4 Does the rumor have the capability to shift away the desired votes that is expected from one particular booth?
This will help to clear the impact of the rumor on the undecided voters. There are certainly some factors in the rumor that affects the decision of the undecided voters. This questions aims to develop the factors that have a huge impact on the decisions related to voting.
RQ 1.5 Does the rumors have the negative effect on the voters, while they are left undressed for a longer period of time?
The questions intends to study whether the rumors have a strong effect on the voters. The question gives rise to a fact that these rumors are left unaddressed for a longer period of time.
RQ 2 Can the rumors regarding the political issues be treated as an effective tool in order to influence the undecided voters?
RQ 2.1 What is the reason that the voters are not able to decide in some specific area?
This would help to analyze the major reasons that lies behind the undecided votes of the voters. The voters are in some kind of confusion and this is the reason they are unable to take decision. This question helps to analyze the reason of the same.
RQ 2.2 In what ways can the political rumors be handled?
This question will help in factors that are needed to be adopted in order to resolve the issues that are related to the political rumors.
RQ 2.3 In what way does the undecided voters matters from a political point of view?
This question emphasizes on the importance of the undecided voters in the political arena. The question has been developed from the view point of the political arena. They have great impact on the results on the election.
RQ 2.4 Does the media uses the political rumors as a weapon for contests in a political scenario?
This research question has helped to address the use of the political rumors in different context.
RQ 2.5 How can the positive campaigning work better in the case of handling the political matters?
The particular question helps to identify the impact of the proper public speaking and the way the positive campaigning can help in case of handling the political matters.
Correlation of the research question
The previous extract consists of the research questions that might be useful to understand the different aspects that are related to the political rumor. The questions are developed in relation to one another. For example, RQ 1.2 and RQ 1.3 have a relation with one another. These two questions act as a strong persuasion from the voter while they confront with a political rumor. The question would further help in analyzing the tools that are used to initiate a political rumor. On the other hand the question RQ 1.5 consists of the discussion about the addressing the perspective of the political party. The impact of the voters can be extracted from the above the above question. The range of the undecided voters is understood by the above area of study. The RQ 2.1 discusses the reason that has an effect on the voters that remain confused due to some situation. The RQ 2.3 is striving to explore the reasons that are related to the undecided voters the views that are comprehended from RQ 2.1. The other area of concern is the campaigning that can be positive on the undecided voters. The research questions will serve as a guide to the readers and it will enable them to understand the topic in a better way.
Reviewing the research methods:
The maximum amount of votes makes a party win the entire contest. This is possible in maximum times by manipulation. This is the reason of creating the rumors. The rumors are used in this case to win the support of the mass by shattering the image of the opponent party by a particular party. In this way Trump won the election that was held during the presidential poll. The inclusion of the powers of the Russian government in the decisions making process of the US government was completely a rumor. Trump made the most of it and finally won the election against Mrs. Clinton. Through studies this can be mentioned that the positive campaigns did not made any big difference in the decision making process of the undecided voters. The research question sows the path to study the factors that influence the rumors and the way they are accepted. Therefore it can be concluded that the political rumors has a huge impact on the undecided voters.
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