Long-shot hopefuls can be expected to surge in popularity after they announce their presidential bids, but such bounces rarely last.
An automated phone poll by ReachTEL finds Labor maintaining a strong lead, but a small-sample Morgan phone poll shows worrying signs for Bill Shorten.
With just under two weeks to go until polling day, the promises, threats and reassurances will kick up a notch as we reach last stretch of campaigning. The Tories have… Continue reading The post Campaign kick-off: 10 days to go appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Election officials in Kazakhstan say preliminary results of yesterday's nationwide polls show the long-ruling president confirming his incumbency with 97.7% of the vote. A crushing victory for 74-year-old Nursultan Nazarbayev was widely expected from the moment Sunday's snap elections were announced. Nazarbayev faced only two nominal rivals, and state...
Conservatives dismayed at inability to shift pre-election polls.
Central Asian country's president has secured new five-year term, poll body says, in absence of any real opposition.
New polls show that the NSA whistleblower’s popularity remains strong among young Americans and Europeans. But older Americans, Brits and Canadians aren’t as enthused. By MintPress News Edward Snowden, the exiled American whistleblower, continues to be a controversial figure in the United States. In June 2013, Snowden began leaking classified documents relating to the United [...]
Not everyone wants their phone — or parts of it — on their wrist. Last week we asked a pretty simple question — who has a smartwatch? Because most of us reading AC every day are the early-adopter tech-savvy types we figured about half would say yes, and the results show we we're pretty close. Show More Summary
Elections were to take place next year, but Nazarbayev changed the date in February, explaining the move as a requirement to avoid political instability amid a global economic crisis.
For four decades, American public opinion on the issue of abortion has been largely unchanged. As the numbers from Gallup, the Pew Research Center, and other polls show, roughly half of Americans have identified themselves as "pro-choice"...Show More Summary
Polling stations closed in the Central Asian Republic of Kazakhstan on Sunday following voting in a snap presidential election.
Wladimir Klitschko won again last night, but what should he do next? YOU make the call. We all know that in boxing, it's never quite as easy as what the fans want to see. Despite the tired cliché that "boxing is a business," the best...Show More Summary
Expectations just keep increasing for the SNP. Today’s Panelbase poll for the Sunday Times puts the nationalists on an eye-popping 48 percent of the vote in Scotland. Labour activists and candidates… Continue reading The post Scotland’s two tribes are more divided than ever; they see reality differently. appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The Conservatives always do a lot worse than Labour in polls that ask about how proud voters feel of their party. They’re hoping that ‘shy Tories’ might still win them… Continue reading The post It’s more important than ever for conservatives to appeal to hearts as well as minds appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
There are a multitude of ways to watch movies in this day and age. Movie theaters are still an option — although maybe not for much longer — and there are also Blu-rays, DVDs, Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, and (the ever-present) option of piracy. Show More Summary
Based on a earlier discussion, thought it would be fun to do a poll on the top twenty five war movies as voted by our readers. I went to Wikipedia and pulled their list and then sort of picked and choose from about 500 movies to come up with the list. If you think missed one put it in a comment. You should be able to see the results after you finish. Townie 76
Today’s poll is about Metro’s smoking policy. Riders can smoke at transit centers while waiting for a MetroBus, but those riders on platforms waiting for a MetroLink light rail train can’t smoke. Transit centers are points where numerous bus routes meet, often adjacent to MetroLink stations — Civic Center &...
The polls could hardly be closer than they are at the moment and the parliamentary arithmetic looks like it is going to be remarkably tight, there’ll be only a few… Continue reading The post This election will be decided by the undecideds appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
To the editor: Harvard public health Professor David Hemenway's research is a prime example of a scientific determination by a show of hands. ("There's scientific consensus on guns -- and the NRA won't like it," op-ed, April 22)
Good morning, and Happy Sunday! Here were my top five favorite political cartoons this week. Be sure to vote for your fav in the poll at the bottom of this post! by Lisa Benson at GoComics.com… by (liberal) Nick Anderson at GoComics.com…...Show More Summary