Articles by Peter Kellner

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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YouGov President, Peter Kellner, analyses what the public really want from the Leveson Inquiry Oscar Wilde famously described fox-hunting as ‘the unspeakable in pursuit of the inedible’. As far as many voters are concerned, when MPs debate how to rein in newspapers following the publication of Lord Leveson’s report, it ...
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YouGov President, Peter Kellner, discusses Cameron's room for manoeuvre on the EU budget Conservative eurosceptics and Labour tacticians should beware. British hostility to the European Union is not as simple or complete as some of them think. YouGov’s latest survey for the Sunday Times suggests a nuanced set of attitudes, ...
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The problem of trust goes far wider than the BBC, YouGov President, Peter Kellner analyses The BBC has suffered more from the rows that led to the resignation of George Entwistle as Director-General than it did from its failure to report Jimmy Savile’s crimes. A YouGov survey for the Sun, ...
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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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Peter Kellner is a journalist, political commentator, and President of YouGov. See Peter's full bio