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Candidate sex, partisanship and electoral context in Australia

Chang Kang, Woo; Sheppard, Jill; Snagovsky, Feodor; Biddle, Nicholas


Research on the effect of candidate sex on vote choice has tended to find that, even when voters state preferences for candidates of their own sex, party identification tends to win out on election day. However, not all elections present a clear partisan choice for voters: primary elections in the United States, intra-party candidate selection in Australia, and municipal elections in a range of jurisdictions either pit intra-party candidates against each other or provide only weak partisan...[Show more]

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Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: Electoral Studies
DOI: 10.1016/j.electstud.2020.102273


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