Donald Trump and right-wing populists in comparative perspective

  title={Donald Trump and right-wing populists in comparative perspective},
  author={Todd Donovan and David P. Redlawsk},
  journal={Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties},
  pages={190 - 207}
ABSTRACT We compare sources of Donald Trump’s appeal in the 2016 US presidential campaign to the appeal of right-populists from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. We compare the appeal of right-populist to center-right candidates in each case (as measured with feeling thermometers) and test hypotheses about how the appeal of right-populists differs from that of center-right candidates. Standard predictors of affect toward right-of-center candidates were generally less relevant as a… Expand

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