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Election 2010 : a new mood on tax and spend?

Curtice, John (2010) Election 2010 : a new mood on tax and spend? Policy and Politics, 38 (2). pp. 325-329. ISSN 0305-5736

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Abstract

Reviews the links between voters’ policy preferences and public policy over the last six general elections and finds a cyclical pattern in public attitudes towards the balance between tax and spending.