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Leaders, the Economy or Iraq? Explaining Voting in the 2004 Australian Election

Bean, Clive; McAllister, Ian

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Following the 2001 "border security" election, it was assumed that the 2004 federal election would revert to the traditional campaign battleground of socio-economic issues. This prediction proved to be only partly true, and while economic and social issues did figure in the election campaign, much more important were popular perceptions of the leaders. Indirectly, the Iraq War also had some impact, mediated through evaluations of John Howard. Analysis of leader effects suggests that Mark Latham...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/18786
Source: Australian Journal of Politics and History
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8497.2006.00435a.x

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