Does the state of the housing market impact your voting intentions?

Discussion in 'General Property Investment Discussion' started by realdeals, Oct 14, 2017.

  1. realdeals

    realdeals Active Member

    There is some speculation that governments manipulate economies and housing markets to curry favour with voters as we approach general elections. Does the state of the housing market impact your voting intentions?
  2. Longterminvestor

    Longterminvestor Administrator

    I think it is called the feel good factor - if things are working well and the economy is growing it can be difficult to shift the incumbent government.
  3. nmb

    nmb Well-Known Member

    Do you not think that governments can create a small window of opportunity where investors/voters feel happy and content (and more likely to vote for them)? Interest rates are a crude tool but tax giveaways also sway voters minds and can take the pressure of mortgage/rental costs.
  4. Its called the feel good factor and does impact short term voting intentions - why change a government if you feel wealthier, happier and positive about the future. However, on the flipside of the coin, if things are going badly come voting day then the government of the day stands little chance of being voted back in.
  5. nmb

    nmb Well-Known Member

    Funny how the feel good factor tends to emerge as we approach an election? Do politicians put politics before the wealth of the nation?

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