Public Opinion Polls

Explained - Where the Polls Went Wrong in 2015

Matt Singh | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Politics
Matt Singh

Since May's general Election, there's one question I've been asked again and again - how did the polls get it so wrong that an apparent photo finish was actually a Conservative outright majority, an outcome that some forecasters had given a zero chance of happening?

Opinion Polling and the Election - What's Going On?

Alistair Jones | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Jones

One of the problems with the current election campaign, apart from it being the most sanitised on record, is the reporting about it. National media is fixated on the opinion polls, and the miniscule movements that have occurred during the campaign, and the impact these will have on the overall result.

Was the Iraq War Worth It? Ask the Public

Des Freedman | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Politics
Des Freedman

Ten years on, we meet to ask 'was it worth it?' Presumably not for the many hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians killed in the conflict. The figures may vary (Iraq Body Count put the number at around 120,000 while the Lancet counted upwards of 600,000) but the story is one of devastation nonetheless.