Leaders, the economy or Iraq? Explaining voting in the 2004 Australian Election
McAllister, Ian & Bean, Clive (2006) Leaders, the economy or Iraq? Explaining voting in the 2004 Australian Election. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 52(4), pp. 604-620.
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 was not the electoral liability for Labor that many have subsequently claimed. Ultimately, the Coalition won the election because they had a highly popular leader who had presided over a period of sustained economic growth. The election emphasizes the central role that the party leaders play in modern election campaigns.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Elections, Australia, Voting, Iraq|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (210000) > HISTORICAL STUDIES (210300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLITICAL SCIENCE (160600)
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2006 Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia|
|Deposited On:||02 Apr 2009 00:23|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 13:26|
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