Voter behaviour in the New Brunswick provincial election of 2014
University of New Brunswick
Voter behaviour has been studied extensively in Canada at the national level. Limited research exists at the provincial level. The province of New Brunswick has a unique political climate in that it has been dominated by its two major parties, the Progressive Conservatives and the Liberals. This project used the Miller and Shanks (1996) bloc-recursive approach to analyze the different roles of distant and proximate factors on vote choice in the 2014 provincial election. Social identities, demographics, values, attitudes, beliefs, partisan identity and economic perspectives are used in a linear regression equation to determine which factors contributed to voters policy preferences leadership evaluations and vote choice.