Tag Archives: polling

Comment – The Age of Independents (and minor parties)

Comment – The Age of Independents (and minor parties)

By Stuart Bruce, 22/12/2018 When I was making my way through my politics degree, I recall the popular subjects on Australian politcs where a general precept was repeated constantly – that minor parties and independents might occasionally snatch a seat or two but that invariably the real power is with the two major parties and… Continue Reading

Is voting-intention polling overused?

Is voting-intention polling overused?

By Stuart Bruce, 29/11/2014 We need to talk about voting intention polling. It gets treated as if it means more than it does – as if it is firmly pre-empting how everyone will vote. Polling masquerades as the prediction of behaviour, something that should be left to behavioural researchers because it is notoriously hard to… Continue Reading