Election campaigns

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Report

Political marketing and management in the 2020 general election: key findings and advice for future practice

This report explores the use of political marketing and management during the COVID-19 pandemic and provides valuable insights into political marketing and management in practice.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Zali Steggall says it's 'perfectly legal' to lie in political advertisements. Is she correct?

Independent federal MP Zali Steggall claimed that, in contrast to consumer law, it was “perfectly legal” to lie in Australian political advertising. Experts told Fact Check there were no catch-all federal laws to prevent lies in political ads, though they said existing laws might apply...
Policy report

Facebook versus democracy: is Australia’s election under threat?

This publication documents a timeline of major events over the course of Facebook’s history that demonstrate the unprecedented power the platform wields over politics and information systems globally. The authors argue that Australia remains vulnerable to mis- and disinformation, and does not have effective safeguards...
Policy report

Elections during crisis: global lessons from the Asia-Pacific

During 2020 states the world over learned just how challenging it can be to organise full, free, and fair elections in the middle of a pandemic. This paper provides an overview of lessons from the Asia-Pacific region, which highlight innovations and emerging good practice, as...
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.
Book

Morrison's miracle: the 2019 Australian federal election

This book provides a comprehensive account of the 2019 Australian election, which resulted in the surprise victory of the Coalition under Scott Morrison. It brings together 36 contributors who analyse voter behaviour, campaign strategies, regional variations, polling, ideology, media and the new importance of memes...
Report

The role of technology in online misinformation

Meddling in domestic elections is nothing new as a tool of foreign influence. The innovation of the 2016 presidential election, therefore, was not foreign interests or misinformation, but the technology used to promote those foreign interests and misinformation. This report outlines the way that advances...
Discussion paper

Discussion paper: Disclosure standards for election and political polling in Australia

This is an initial discussion paper issued by the Inquiry Panel formed by the Association of Market and Social Research Organisations (AMSRO) in collaboration with the Statistical Society of Australia (SSA), to review the performance of the opinion polls at the 2019 Australian federal election.
Report

Lessons in resilience: Canada's digital media ecosystem and the 2019 election

Researchers, policy-makers and the public at large are paying more attention to the threats that disinformation and other forms of online media manipulation pose to democratic institutions and political life. Coming after a number of international elections where disinformation was a serious problem, the authors...
Report

Interim report on all aspects of the conduct of the 2019 federal election and matters related thereto

The International Grand Committee is an example of countries coming together to share, learn and ultimately create change for the better. The recommendations of this report are just the beginning of tackling the threat of foreign interference and disinformation.
Report

Bowling with Trump: economic anxiety, racial identification, and well-being in the 2016 Presidential election

Why did Donald Trump win the 2016 Presidential election? Numerous reasons were canvassed in the aftermath of the result. The authors of this report outline some interesting research that reveals some answers.