Election campaigns

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Report

The perils of pre-election polling: is the 2020 election much closer than the polls suggest?

This analysis should not be construed as finding Donald Trump cannot win the 2020 election. Instead, the goal has been to put the 2020 polls suggesting Trump is likely to lose in some context, with reference to poll errors observed in swing states in recent...
Strategy

Climate change

This document outlines the New Zealand National Party's climate change policy.
Strategy

Climate change policy

This document outlines the New Zealand Green Party's climate change policy.
Report

Inquiry into the conduct of the 2018 Victorian state election

This report finds that there is much to be proud of in Victoria’s democracy. But there is also room for improvement. The report includes 49 recommendations aimed at enhancing elections in Victoria.
Survey

Election 2020: Voters are highly engaged, but nearly half expect to have difficulties voting

As Democrats and Republicans prepare for their party conventions, this national survey finds high voter engagement with the presidential campaign – and a record share saying it “really matters” who wins in November when it comes to making progress on important national issues.
Strategy

Manifesto of The Progressive Party of Aotearoa New Zealand

This document outlines the political aims of The Progressive Party Aotearoa New Zealand for 2020 general election. The document focuses on the areas of housing, health, education, the natural environmental, justice, the economy, taxation and agriculture.
Book

A populist exception?

The ‘spectre of populism’ might be an apt description for what is happening in different parts of the world, but does it apply to New Zealand? This book draws on the 2017 New Zealand Election Study to uncover New Zealanders’ political attitudes and preferences post-election.
Strategy

Poverty action plan

With the 2020 New Zealand election approaching the Green Party (NZ) have released a Poverty Action Plan.
Video

Science and the cannabis referendum

To help people decide how they will vote in the upcoming referendum on cannabis legalisation, the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor has published a video summarising what is known about the possible impacts of legalising cannabis in New Zealand.
Report

The 2019 federal election

This paper provides an overview of the 2019 federal election, including the results, the political environment, and the major features of the campaign.