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Voting Behaviour

It is generally accepted that there are a number of long, medium and short term factors that determine the way people vote.

Long Term Socio-Economic/Sociological Influences

  • Socioeconomic Factors – census data matched to House of Representatives electorates
  • Party Identification
  • Parental Inflence
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity
  • Class

Medium Term Influences

  • Government Performance
  • Opposition Performance
  • The Opposition Leader
  • Leadership
  • Economic Conditions
  • Political Events

Short Term Influences

  • Election Timing
  • The Election Campaign
  • Length of Election Campaign
  • Quality of Candidates
  • Advertising
  • Local Issues
  • Policy Announcements and Presentation

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Malcolm Farnsworth
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