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Published in Campaigns & Elections, January 2004
Published in Campaigns & Elections in January 2004
Is there a case for the Veep's resignation? And if he does, what will happen?
Dateline: 15 February 2006
In 2000 John McCain joked that when he first arrived in New Hampshire his poll rating was two percent and the margin of error was four percent. But by the time of the primary – he had chosen to skip the earlier Iowa caucuses – he was running second in the polls to Iowa winner, George W Bush, and in the actual vote he pulled off a stunning victory.
Dateline: 17 February, 2006
My article “What’s going on in Ohio?” looked at how the long-dominant state Republican Party seemed to be throwing away its lock on the state. Larry J Sabato of Crystal Ball still has the state down as leaning to a change of parties in this gubernatorial election. Certainly, both the governorship and the US Senate seat are in play in November, but I differ from Sabato’s assessment that the Democrats are ahead in the race for the state house.
Published in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review and the Manchester Union Leader, this article also lead to interviews on American radio stations from Washington to Texas
Is it possible to measure the support for Iraqi terrorism?
Could the economies that missed out on the last wave of market reforms lead the world into a new market led boom?
Is Angela Merkel Europe’s second iron lady? Here are some questions and answers that may help to clarify.
The famously decisive state of the 2004 elections could turn out to be a key battleground in 2006 and 2008, so the answer potentially affects all Americans.
A Common Sense look at America's voting system
Published in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 01 May 2005
Published in Public Affairs News - electoral post mortem
A British election campaign in full swing . . . but what is actually happening?
Playing the racist card appeals to some of the lowest elements of society . . . journalists
The Electoral College has always been one of the most controversial parts of the US constitution, this article, published in Accountancy Age, reviews options for reform
In 1999 the media projected from a safe Conservative seat, this time they use safe Labour seats
Article published in Accountancy Age the week before the Presidential elections
After the Kensington & Chelsea by election in 1999 people tried to project to a general election result . . . and the BBC gets it wrong