Increased media coverage of Ukip drove increased support for the party rather than following an increase that had already happened, new research by Justin Murphy and Daniel Devine suggests. … Read the full post »
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A look at “Does Campaigning on Social Media Make a Difference? Evidence from candidate use of Twitter during the 2015 and 2017 UK Elections” by Jonathan Bright, Scott A Hale, Bharath Ganesh, Andrew Bulovsky, Helen Margetts and Phil Howard. … Read the full post »
“The Minimal Persuasive Effects of Campaign Contact in General Elections: Evidence from 49 Field Experiments” finds that campaign contact with voters doesn’t seem to make much of a difference to election results. The full story, however, is rather more complicated. … Read the full post »
Welcome to another in my occasional series highlighting interesting findings from academic research. This time, it is a look back at the work of David Cutts, Ed Fieldhouse, Justin Fisher, Ron Johnston and Charles Pattie with data from the 2010 British Election Study on the impact of contacting voters. … Read the full post »
Welcome to the latest in my occasional series highlighting interesting findings from academic research. Today it is some of the findings about which voters like local candidates.
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Welcome to the latest in my occasional series highlighting interesting findings from academic research. Today – how did the efforts of 38 Degrees to raise turnout at the general election fare? … Read the full post »
If you persuade someone to go out and vote in one election, do you get a bonus benefit in that they are also then more likely to vote in future elections? … Read the full post »
There are important lessons from “Unused Votes in English Local Government Elections: Effects and Explanations” by Colin Rallings, Michael Thrasher and Galina Borisyuk. … Read the full post »
New research based on Twitter data shows that using emotionally charged messages is great for mobilising your own side but ineffective at reaching those with other views. … Read the full post »
The use of text messaging to raise turnout was studied in “Moving the campaign from the front door to the front pocket: field experimental evidence on the effect of phrasing and timing of text messages on voter turnout”. … Read the full post »