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Economic voting and electoral behaviour: how do individual, local and national factors affect the partisan choice?

Leigh, Andrew

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What impact do income and other demographic factors have on a voter’s partisan choice? Using post-election surveys of 14,000 voters in ten Australian elections between 1966 and 2001, I explore the impact that individual, local and national factors have on voters’ decisions. In these ten elections, the poor, foreign-born, younger voters, voters born since 1950, men, and those who are unmarried are more likely to be left-wing. Over the past 35 years, the partisan gap between men and women has...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Type: Working/Technical Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/43189
Source: APSA Conference 2004

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