Articles by Peter Kellner

YouGov President, Peter Kellner, analyses Obama's re-election Barack Obama secured re-election by maintaining the coalition that gave him victory four years ago: black and Hispanic voters, young Americans, women and Americans with post-graduate degrees. These outnumbered Mitt Romney’s supporters among white men, older Americans and people who have not been ...
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YouGov’s final survey in America shows Barack Obama ahead in enough states to secure a second term as President, but by a narrower margin than in his first victory four years ago. In one of the most extensive polls ever conducted, YouGov questioned more than 36,000 Americans in 27 states, ...
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Has the time come to reassess the influence of social class on values and voting behaviour? Asks, YouGov President, Peter Kellner Fifty years ago, it was plainly what mattered most to voters deciding which party to support. As late as the 1980s, political scientists had good reason to wonder if ...
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There are two versions of what has happened in the past three weeks in the battle to be US President. One is the version told by most nationwide polls and accepted by the media; the second, told by a minority of nationwide polls, including YouGov, and most polls in the ...
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Millions of people turned away from Labour during its 13 years in power. There’s only one way it can win them back, analyses YouGov President, Peter Kellner A single, stark statistic ricocheted round Labour’s annual conference this autumn: that during the party’s 13 years in power it lost five million ...
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Were the Conservative party a ship, it would now be holed dangerously near the water line. This is clear from YouGov polls for the Sun and Sunday Times ahead of this week’s party conference. Since Ed Miliband’s speech last Tuesday to Labour’s annual conference, the Tories have slipped back to ...
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Ed Miliband’s speech to Labour’s conference has boosted his and the party’s ratings. YouGov’s first survey since Miliband delivered his ‘one nation’ speech on Tuesday shows Labour’s lead up to 14 points, matching its highest this year and following leads of 5 and 9 points in our two previous polls. ...
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While many people see Mr Clegg as likeable, few see him as strong, decisive or trustworthy. These are terrible figures for a man who says he will lead his party at the next election, suggests YouGov President Peter Kellner As I have brought consistently bleak news about Nick Clegg in ...
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Peter Kellner is a journalist, political commentator, and President of YouGov. See Peter's full bio