Polls are politics' data-processing sausage factories - most people don't care how they work, they just want them to be right. They want to trust to them. The willingness is there, evidenced by an onslaught of surveys following the last election. This appetite, married with a commitment to transparency and investment from the pollsters, is good news. Indeed, anything that provides informed objectivity outside our social media filter bubble must be championed.
I've read thousands of words about why Donald Trump won't be President. Surely, he can't. Really, he mustn't. Honestly, he shouldn't. But the intellect of these highly paid and pleading columnists is nowhere near as revealing as the extraordinary conversation I heard the other day in one of New York's most exclusive areas.
A prominent university lecturer has explained the dreadful predictions made in the run up to the general election last year
Polling before UK Election Day proved surprisingly inaccurate at predicting the final result; the British Polling Council is reportedly setting up an independent enquiry into what went wrong.
Most voters think Ukip is a fading force in British politics, according to a new poll. More than half of voters surveyed
The Tories have received a huge boost following George Osborne’s budget, with Cameron’s party now tied with Labour across
Forget Greece; what would you do about Iran? Behind the 'Eurosis' that currently churns the news-cycle, foreign policy experts are divided and fearful about a lurking problem that could arguably displace the Euro as the most pressing Western headache of 2012.