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Staying loyal or leaving the party? How open and extrovert personality traits help explain vote switching

Bakker, Bert and Klemmensen, Robert and Nørgaard, Asbjørn Sonne and Schumacher, Gijs (2016) Staying loyal or leaving the party? How open and extrovert personality traits help explain vote switching. British Politics and Policy at LSE (23 May 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Why are some citizens more likely to change their vote choice? Bert Bakker, Robert Klemmensen, Asbjørn Sonne Nørgaard and Gijs Schumacher show that vote switching is associated with citizen’s personality traits. Looking at UK and Denmark, they find that openness helps explain vote switching in both countries. In Denmark having a more extrovert personality is associated with party loyalty, but this does not hold for the UK.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 26 May 2016 14:08
Last Modified: 26 May 2016 15:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/66660

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