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It's the Financial Crisis, Stupid! How Framing and Competency Signals Altered the Economic Vote in the US and Germany
Citation Information: The Forum. Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages –, ISSN (Online) 1540-8884, DOI: 10.2202/1540-8884.1400, July 2011
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Economic voting models predict a direct translation of objective economic conditions into voters preferences. These models posit that declining micro- and macroeconomic circumstances will automatically lead to a vote against the incumbent government. The 2008 financial crisis provides a valuable opportunity to test the applicability of these theories. This paper argues that the framing of the crisis and the competency signals voters received during the 2008 US and the 2009 German campaigns mediate the link between economic perceptions and the vote intention.