Follow the Leader?: How Voters Respond to Politicians' Policies and Performance

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In a democracy, we generally assume that voters know the policies they prefer and elect like-minded officials who are responsible for carrying them out. We also assume that voters consider candidates' competence, honesty, and other performance-related traits. But does this actually happen? Do voters consider candidates' policy positions when deciding for whom to vote? And how do politicians' performances in office factor into the voting decision? In Follow the Leader?, Gabriel S. Lenz sheds light on these central ...

Follow the Leader?: How Voters Respond to Politicians' Policies and Performance 2012, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226472140

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Follow the Leader?: How Voters Respond to Politicians' Policies and Performance 2012, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226472133

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