I thank Kenneth Roberts, Rosemary Thorp, Francois Gelineau, Leonard Ray, Kathleen Bratton, Christopher Muste, Jennifer McGarr, and anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments and suggestions on earlier versions of this paper.
Political Violence and Presidential Approval in Peru
Article first published online: 27 MAR 2003
Journal of Politics
Volume 65, Issue 2, pages 572–583, May 2003
How to Cite
Arce, M. (2003), Political Violence and Presidential Approval in Peru. Journal of Politics, 65: 572–583. doi: 10.1111/1468-2508.t01-1-00016
- Issue published online: 27 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 27 MAR 2003
Using monthly presidential approval data for the period between 1985 and 1997 for two presidencies, I analyze the impact of political violence on presidential approval in Peru. While controlling for variables commonly used in the economic voting literature, the results suggest that higher levels of political violence hurt left-leaning governments, but not necessarily right-leaning governments. It is likely that voters expect right-leaning governments to deal better with political violence in general and thus are more supportive of their efforts.