Professor Roger Awan-Scully

Professor Roger Awan-Scully

Professor of Political Science, Wales Governance Centre


Latest posts


More catching up…

Posted on 16 May 2020 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

In my previous blog post (http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/electionsinwales/2020/05/12/catching-up/) I talked about findings from the most recent Welsh Political Barometer, in April, about the general standing of the party leaders in Wales, and about public evaluations of the handling of the Covid-19 crisis by leading political figures. At the end of April YouGov did some further work on
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The April Welsh Political Barometer Poll

Posted on 9 April 2020 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

In these difficult times there is not a great deal of good news around for many people. However, Welsh Conservatives will surely be cheered by the findings of our new Welsh Political Barometer poll. Recent Britain-wide polls have shown support for the Conservative government increasing, with the Tories’ already strong position apparently being boosted by
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The Electoral Record of Jeremy Corbyn’s Leadership: A Very Brief Summary

Posted on 14 December 2019 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

I wrote this initially as a Twitter thread, but here it is all in one place. 2016: Worst ever Scottish devolved election result 2nd worst ever Welsh devolved election Decline in local elections (when the main opposition normally gains) 2017: Major decline in English local elections Major decline in Scottish local elections Slightly less large
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How Did the Welsh Political Barometer Perform in 2019?

Posted on 13 December 2019 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

2019 was the third general election since the partnership of ITV-Wales, YouGov and Cardiff University combined to start conducting the Welsh Political Barometer polls in late 2013. Elections provide the hardest of tests for political polling – we have a clear, unambiguous result against which to compare our pre-election polling. So how did we do
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