Swinging voters in the electoral landscape - from the late 1960s to the present
Manning, Haydon Richard
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By looking carefully at a series of surveys covering 40 years of electoral history, a number of enduring views about voter attitudes are seen to be questionable. Importantly, this leads to the observation that less has changed in Australian politics, at least as viewed by the average voters, as distinct from those who comment for a living on politics, than first meets the eye. Voters are no doubt as vocal today as in the past in bemoaning the state of 'politics' but they are neither more cynical nor more apathetic.