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Elections in Wales in 2018: a summary

Posted on 30 December 2018 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

I thought it would be appropriate to round off the year on the blog by summarising the electoral year just finishing. 2018 did not see a general election in Wales – although one occasionally seemed possible – nor an Assembly election. Although we had a number of opinion polls during the year (and from three
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The After Party, Episode 2: In Conversation with Carwyn Jones

Posted on 28 December 2018 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

As blog readers may be aware, earlier in December I made my first foray into the world of podcast presenting, with the launch of The After Party. Just before Christmas, I recorded the second episode. For this, I was very pleased to be joined by Carwyn Jones, just over a week after he had stood
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The Sky Data Welsh Poll: Party Leader Ratings

Posted on 28 December 2018 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

Among other questions asked in the recent Sky Data Welsh poll was one on the ratings of party leaders. This question followed the now-standard format of asking people to rate a set of politicians on a 0-10 scale, where 0 means ‘strongly dislike’ and 10 means ‘strongly like’, with a Don’t Know option also available.
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Does Wales Want to Abolish the Assembly?

Posted on 20 December 2018 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

The voting intention figures produced by the first ever Sky Data Welsh opinion poll have caused quite a stir. The projection from the poll for the Abolish the Assembly (ATA) party to win two regional list seats was the first time ever that the party had been projected to win representation in the institution that
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