Under friendly fire: An experiment on partisan press, fragmented opposition and voting behavior

Sandra Botero, Rodrigo Castro, Laura Gamboa, David W. Nickersone, Nara Pavãod

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Resumen

Statements in which a one-sided partisan media source criticizes a politician aligned with it—friendly fire—are particularly persuasive. This literature assumes a
bipartisan context. We argue that when there is a dominant party on one side of the political spectrum with a strong link with a media outlet, voters treat attacks
against a co-partisan candidate as friendly fire. But when there is a fragmented opposition, we expect that the strength of the signal conveyed by the friendly fire is
diminished. Based on a survey experiment conducted in Argentina, we find the fragmented nature of the opposition changes the dynamic of friendly fire. Only
partisan and sophisticated opposition voters treat attacks on opposition candidates as friendly fire. These voters are better able to overcome the lack of clear partisan
link with the opposition newspaper and punish their co-partisan candidate.
Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (desde-hasta)100
Número de páginas121
PublicaciónElectoral Studies
Volumen60
DOI
EstadoPublished - ago 2019

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Botero, Sandra ; Castro, Rodrigo ; Gamboa, Laura ; Nickersone, David W. ; Pavãod, Nara . / Under friendly fire: An experiment on partisan press, fragmented opposition and voting behavior. En: Electoral Studies. 2019 ; Vol. 60. pp. 100.
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Resultado de la investigación: Contribución a RevistaArtículo

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