A New Populist Divide? Correspondences of Supply and Demand in the 2015 Polish Parliamentary Elections
AbstractThis paper uses a new set of questions to analyse the impact of populist attitudes on party preferences and voting behaviour in the 2015 Polish parliamentary elections. At these elections, voters faced a choice between two broad blocs: parties that accepted the “liberal-orthodox” model of post-communist politics, and those that rejected this model and the political elites associated with its implementation. I find that there is a coherent set of populist attitudes among the Polish electorate, and that it correlates with economic and cultural attitudes in ways consistent with the supply-side divide between liberal and anti-liberal parties. Analysis of the individual and combined impact of these attitudes on voting behaviour reveals that populism plays a significant role both in structuring the sentiments of voters towards particular kinds of political parties and in determining how they cast their vote.
|Journal series||East European Politics and Societies, ISSN 0888-3254, (N/A 100 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||1.3|
|Keywords in English||Populism, Poland, Voting behaviour, Ideology|
|Publication indicators||: 2018 = 0.776; : 2017 = 0.817 (2) - 2017=0.81 (5)|
|Citation count*||18 (2020-10-20)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.