Professor Paul Whiteley Professor Paul Whiteley
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  • Colchester, UK.
Professor, Department of Government, University of Essex. Research interests: examining nature & significance of political participation, understanding causes & effects of public opinion on politics.

Biden’s low approval ratings don’t mean he is bound to lose the 2024 US election – here’s why

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Some Democrats are concerned as recent polls suggest voters may choose Donald Trump over Joe Biden in key states for the 2024 presidential election. Despite Biden's low approval, electoral outcomes remain uncertain.

New Labour dominance in the 1990s is now weakening the Conservative voter pipeline

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A study on voting trends in Britain spanning 55 years reveals that growing older doesn’t directly lead to increased Conservative support. Instead, age appears to have a greater influence on Labour voting.

People experiencing news fatigue are less likely to be voters

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More and more people are saying they don’t trust the news or can’t face engaging with it – and that appears to have political implications.

The UK’s top financial influencers skew Conservative – which helps explain why Keir Starmer’s Labour is so anxious about uncosted spending pledges

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Labour is divided over whether it will win over voters by promising more public investment or by proving it is economically restrained.

Boris Johnson resignation: Why Rishi Sunak can’t afford to lose more than one of three impending by-elections

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Labour stands a good chance of taking one of three impending votes, while losing either of the other two would be very bad news for Rishi Sunak.

What does high immigration mean for the government’s popularity?

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High immigration rates correlate with increased support for the governing party and lower unemployment rates. Legal immigration has little economic impact, but illegal immigration causes fear and anxiety. To win elections, parties must address irregular arrivals and emphasize immigration benefits.

Why a Labour-Lib Dem coalition wouldn’t cause electoral annihilation like their deal with the Tories

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Labour and Lib Dem leaders deny potential coalition for the next general election. However, ideological proximity favours a Lib Dem-Labour partnership.
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