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Pandemic and partisan polarisation: voter evaluation of UK government handling during Covid-19

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What is the effect of pandemics on partisan perceptions of government competence? Taking the case of Covid-19 in the UK, we explore how voters’ assessments of the government’s handling of the economy and health were affected by four events: the first UK Covid-19 death; the national lockdown; Boris Johnson’s hospitalisation; and Cummings’ scandal. Using a large representative weekly survey in the last year totalling over around 30’000 respondents, our results show that Labour voters had the wo...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/spsr.12457

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-4245-3932
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Swiss Political Science Review More from this journal
Volume:
27
Issue:
2
Pages:
325-338
Publication date:
2021-05-06
Acceptance date:
2021-02-25
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EISSN:
1424-7755
ISSN:
1662-6370
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1170699
Local pid:
pubs:1170699
Deposit date:
2021-04-06

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