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Leadership Change, Policy Issues and Voter Defection in the 2010 Australian Election

Bean, Clive; Pietsch, Juliet; McAllister, Ian


Leadership change formed the backdrop to the 2010 Australian federal election, with the replacement of Kevin Rudd as Prime Minister by Julia Gillard, the country's first female Prime Minister. This article uses the 2010 Australian Election Study to examine patterns of voter defection between the 2007 and 2010 elections. The results show that the predominant influence on defection was how voters rated the leaders. Julia Gillard was popular among female voters and her overall impact on the vote...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1080/10361146.2012.677002


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