Articles by Peter Kellner

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's latest commentary focusses on the perilous politics of immigration Beware. Interpreting public opinion on immigration can be a tricky business. Knowing what POLICIES the public want is straightforward enough; the tough bit is making sense of the POLITICAL IMPACT of the issue. Want to receive Peter Kellner's commentaries ...
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2012 has been groundhog year: YouGov President, Peter Kellner, analyses Pollsters, like economists, social scientists and other data-watchers, thrive on change. When the numbers move, we have plenty to say. Sometimes, however, people, and therefore the data, let us down. This is one of those occasions. As far as the ...
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Leveson, public opinion and some unvarnished facts: an analysis by YouGov President, Peter Kellner An important part of the political battle following the publication of the Leveson report is to win over public opinion. YouGov has conducted the first post-publication survey for the Sunday Times. First, given the controversies that ...
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Peter Kellner is a journalist, political commentator, and President of YouGov. See Peter's full bio