Professor Roger Awan-Scully

Professor Roger Awan-Scully

Professor of Political Science, Wales Governance Centre


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Articles for the New Statesman and The Spectator

Posted on 5 June 2020 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

The two leading political magazines in Britain, the New Statesman and The Spectator, have both carried online articles today about findings from the latest Welsh Political Barometer poll. The New Statesman piece, about the improvement in public perceptions of the First Minister, is here: https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/wales/2020/06/mark-drakefield-welsh-first-minister-covid-labour And you can read The Spectator piece, about how I
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Attitudes to Devolution and Welsh Independence

Posted on 5 June 2020 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

(This piece first appeared on the Nation.Cymru site) The highest level of support yet recorded for Welsh independence is among the stand out findings from the latest Welsh Political Barometer poll. As is usual, the latest Barometer poll asked several questions assessing public attitudes to how Wales should be governed. First, we asked two parallel
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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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