Position, Competence, and Commitment. Three Dimensions of Issue Voting.

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Position, Competence, and Commitment. Three Dimensions of Issue Voting.
Journal
International Journal of Public Opinion Research
Author(s)
Walgrave Stefaan, Lefevere Jonas, Tresch Anke
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Published
Issued date
29/03/2019
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Oui
Language
english
Abstract
We investigate the impact of three issue-related party perceptions on people’s vote choices. The positional dimension of issue voting holds that voters are more likely to prefer parties whose policy positions on issues come close to their own policy preferences. The competence dimension of issue voting implies that voters are more inclined to cast their ballot for parties that they see as more competent to tackle policy issues. The commitment dimension means that voters are more likely to prefer parties that they perceive as more committed to specific issues. Leveraging data from Belgium’s two largest regions (Flanders and Wallonia), we find that all dimensions exert an effect on electoral choice: position has the strongest effect, followed by competence and commitment.
Keywords
issue voting, issue ownership, issue positions, Belgium
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