Articles by Peter Kellner

YouGov President, Peter Kellner, discusses the impact of the UK losing its top credit ranking for the first time since 1978 Some Conservative insiders worry that February 22, 2013, might go down as "Black Friday", comparable to "Black Wednesday" in 1992, when Britain fell out of Europe’s currency club, the ...
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YouGov President, Peter Kellner, discusses the politics of gender The politics of gender have bubbled to the surface of political debate. Some Tories are worried that women are deserting them in such numbers that the party will lose the next election.  One widely reported ICM poll last week showed that ...
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YouGov President, Peter Kellner, analyses the Eastleigh conundrum ahead of its by-election Most by-elections are events of only fleeting interest. Some are sufficiently dramatic to linger a while in the memory. Only a few truly matter. Eastleigh could be one of these. To show why, we must start with a trip ...
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YouGov president, Peter Kellner, discusses how the gay marriage row threatens the Tories The politics of same-sex marriage provide a drama at two levels. One is the issue itself; the other is the impact on voters of the dispute inside the Conservative Party. As for the intrinsic merits of the ...
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YouGov President, Peter Kellner, analyses the impact that Cameron’s EU speech has had on Tory poll numbers It looks as if the Conservatives have gained from the Prime Minister’s speech on the European Union – but only slightly. In YouGov’s latest poll for the Sunday Times, the party scores 35%, ...
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YouGov President, Peter Kellner, discusses how YouGov polls the European Parliament elections Like other polling companies, YouGov has started monitoring voting intentions ahead of next year’s elections to the European Parliament (EP). And, like other companies, we have found that UKIP’s support is significantly higher when people are asked for ...
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YouGov President, Peter Kellner, analyses Britain's opinion on the EU referendum Public opinion is on the move on Europe. YouGov’s latest poll for the Sunday Times confirms that if David Cameron called a straight in-out referendum some time in the future, Britain would vote to remain a member of the ...
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YouGov President, Peter Kellner, discusses the public's views on welfare reform As governments down the years have discovered, welfare is a political minefield. Most people think they pay more into the government’s welfare pot through taxes than they draw out in benefits. They find the system horrendously complex but have ...
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YouGov President, Peter Kellner, looks ahead to the new year in 2016 January 2, 2016 Looking back on 2015, the odd thing is that David Cameron’s triumphs should provoke such surprise. The events that gave him total command of British politics have been enjoyed as a fairy tale by some ...
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Peter Kellner is a journalist, political commentator, and President of YouGov. See Peter's full bio