When a political party gets walloped in an election, it clings on in the areas of its bedrock support. That happened in both the 1956 and 1964 US Presidential elections. … Read the full post »
Read my posts featuring American political scientist Professor Larry Sabato. He is co-author of the political classic The Party’s Just Begun.
Is Sasha Issenberg’s book a route to campaign success or a pointer towards a cul-de-sac? … Read the full post »
So far, there has been a weird paradox at the heart of the coverage about the Obama 2012 campaign machine. … Read the full post »
Welcome to a new occasional series covering what academics have to say about politics, elections and public opinion. As with most things in life, academic research comes in various flavours, including the good, the bad and the stating the bleeding obvious (though investigating ‘what everyone knows’ does have a role, as just sometimes it isn’t … Read the full post »
What does the selection of Joe Biden to be Barack Obama’s US Vice-President candidate tell us about the state of Barack Obama’s campaign and where it is headed? … Read the full post »