On the Role of Public Opinion Polls in Political Competition
AbstractThis paper presents a model of strategic positioning during an election campaign in which candidates use results from opinion polls to extract information about voter preferences.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Stockholm - International Economic Studies in its series Papers with number 655.
Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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ELECTIONS ; SOCIAL WELFARE ; PUBLIC OPINION;
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- Tangerås, Thomas, 1998. "On the Role of Public Opinion Polls in Political Competition," Seminar Papers 655, Stockholm University, Institute for International Economic Studies.
- D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
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