Leaders' Personalities and the Outcomes of Democratic Elections

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List of Tables
1.1 Personal attributes that might have a bearing on vote decisions 9
1.2 Influence of candidate assessments on election outcomes, United States, 1980-92 25
2.1 Average trait ratings of U.S. presidential candidates, 1980-2000 48
2.2 Political determinants of relative trait ratings, United States, 1980-2000 53-4
2.3 Impact of pre-primary party identification, ideology, economic assessment, and trait ratings on fall trait ratings, United States, 1980 59
2.4 Impact of pre-primary attitudes and trait ratings on fall party identification, ideology, and economic assessment, United States, 1980 60
2.5 Impact of relative trait ratings on vote choice, United States, 1980-2000 62
2.6 Net electoral impact of candidate traits, United States, 1980-2000 65
3.1 Evaluations of Tony Blair, 1997 85
3.2 Estimated impact of leadership qualities in Britain, 1997 (XBES) 86
3.3 Evaluations of party leaders in Britain, 1997 (BECS) 89
3.4 Estimated impact of leadership qualities in Britain, 1997 (BECS) 90
3.5 Evaluations of party leaders in Britain, 1997 (BEPS) 91
3.6 Estimated impact of leadership qualities in Britain, 1997 (BEPS) 92
3.7 Influence of evaluations of leaders on election outcomes in Britain, 1964-92 94
4.1 French presidential election results, 1965-95 102-3
4.2 Relationship between left-right locations (Marais excluded) and the presidential vote (2nd ballot), France, 1965-95 120
4.3 Effects of executive job performance on the presidential vote (2nd ballot), France, 1988 123
4.4 Influence of candidate assessments on presidential election outcomes, France, 1965-95 125
5.1 Voters' preferences between candidates and parties in Germany, 1969-98 136
5.2 The impact of party identification, issue orientations, and candidate orientations on voting behavior in Germany, 1961-98 139
5.3 The qualities of an ideal German chancellor, 1997 145

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