Argentina’s New Conservative Coalition

By Ernesto Calvo, Gabriel Kessler, María Victoria Murillo, Gabriel Vommaro

Javier Milei’s voters aren’t just disaffected, a new survey suggests: They agree with him, and they’re disproportionately young and male.

Since Javier Milei’s election last November as Argentina’s first right-wing outsider president, many articles have been dedicated to his radical policy proposals and eccentric habits. But there’s been less attention to who his voters are, and what they believe. One popular narrative holds that Milei’s supporters don’t necessarily agree with him ideologically—they’re simply angry over the country’s continued economic slide, disaffected by the political class and generally uninformed. But we reached a very different finding after fielding a national survey in...

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