State of the Polls: January 2016

Although I’m sure some will disagree, politics over the last few years has been tremendously exciting – with more twists and turns in the dramas of governance than we have seen in decades beforehand.  If you’d predicted the events of the last 18 months: from the surge in support for Scottish independence before it’s defeat in the referendum, the tsunami of support for the SNP in the following General Election, a Tory victory against all the odds in that same election and the election of — Read more →

(Anyone but) Trump for America

The Iowa Caucuses are just six weeks away, and that means the real race for the Presidency in America is just about to get underway – but this year, more than ever in recent years, both nominations seem as though they are already sewn up. For the Democrats, Hillary Clinton is a shoe-in to be selected as the first ever female Presidential candidate for one of the big two parties.  She’s got a big lead over Bernie Sanders in the polls and has the name — Read more →

State of the Polls: October 2015

With the summer now a distant memory and eyes turning towards what the next era in politics will bring with the new Labour reign of Jeremy Corbyn, opinion polls have been abound in the UK trying to sketch out what the political landscape looks like.  Many polling companies are still reeling from the industry-wide disaster that was the May General Election, but those that have re-entered the fray have made for some interesting results. This month also features the start of polling for next year’s — Read more →

The long & winding road to the White House

It’s perhaps the most important election there can be, choosing the leader of the free world: the President of the United States.  That’s why it’s not so unusual that the whole process of doing just that has begun in earnest fifteen months ahead of time. Next November Americans will go to the polls to elect their new leader, with President Obama unable to seek a third term.  Whoever gets in to power, Democrat or Republican, man or woman – it is almost certain that the — Read more →