Voters trust their gut when they decide who an electable candidate is or isn’t. That may be a bad idea.
Scott Morrison and his government enter the new year with a fresh iteration of the “women problem”. This is the multiple high-profile female independents contesting a number of Liberal seats.
Charities fear the new law will act like a spending cap, forcing them to step back from campaigning to avoid triggering additional reporting obligations.
Michelle Grattan discusses the political week that was with Vice-Chancellor Paddy Nixon.
Scott Morrison had a bumpy ride on the campaign trail as he pushed his climate policy
A former speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush watched the Virginia governor’s race through the eyes of her students at the University of Virginia, whose concerns were shared by most voters.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: The push to run independents on issues of climate and integrity.
Michelle Grattan discusses the rise of independent candidates in the 2022 federal election and how their campaigns will be helped by a big war chest and plenty of strategic advice
Men give more money than women to candidates in high-level statewide elections. Money can equal political influence, so that may lead candidates to be less interested in women’s issues once elected.
Candidates: Be careful what you wish for.
Laws that have long kept campaigners away from voters at polling places may not work in a world where a T-shirt symbol can be interpreted as campaigning.
If teenagers organizing on social media can hamper a presidential campaign rally, how challenging is it to manipulate elections?
Millions of dollars are spent every election by corporations that want to influence state regulations and policies, and that’s likely to continue in the upcoming election.
For many years, political operatives have been perfecting their use of the internet’s vast array of social media platforms, websites and digital tools.
Everything is political. And that includes typefaces, write two scholars who found that people see one group of typeface styles as liberal, another group of styles as conservative.
What will happen to campaign workers after the Feb. 3 caucuses? It’s a question that’s in the cold Iowa air, carrying with it a subtle message about the state of democratic politics.
Considering the competitive nature of party politics in Ghana, campaign
strategies that evoke emotion and prepare voters remain one of the priorities of political parties.
Are our interests shifting away from film and towards TV series? As media changes, is there even a difference between TV and film?
Self-deprecating humor can be a savvy campaign strategy – but only for certain candidates.
New research suggests that raising public awareness about antimicrobial resistance may have unintended consequences.
Spamming in texts or by robo-calls may seem perverse, but it’s unlikely to disappear. Here are some things you can expect leading up to the May election, and why they’re allowed.