The Determinants of Vote Intentions in Portugal

  title={The Determinants of Vote Intentions in Portugal},
  author={F. Veiga and Linda Veiga},
  journal={Public Choice},
This paper offers new insights on theinteractions between economics and politicsin Portugal. We use two unexplored datasets consisting of monthly polls on voteintentions for the main political partiesin Portugal and responses to a consumersurvey containing a battery of questions oneconomic evaluations. The analysis coversthe interval from 1986 to 2001. We findthat: (1) right-wing governments arepenalized for higher inflation while theleft-wing ones are not, (2) left-winggovernments are more… Expand
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