Pollsters, pundits and politicians all get it wrong when it comes to independent voters, who have become a crucial – and sometimes decisive – group in American politics.
Many factors contributed to a record number of women winning the governor’s office in 2022. Among them: It helps to have political experience.
About 27% of 18- to 29-year-olds voted in the midterms, marking the second-highest voter turnout in midterms in 30 years.
Latest polling gives the Albanese government a strong lead over the opposition; Victorian election results are close to being finalised.
Georgians appreciate the national attention from the runoff election, but the cost and tendency for a drop in turnout may lead to reform of the state’s ballot contests.
The Labor federal government continues to poll strongly, maintaining a big two-party preferred lead.
To get legislation through the upper house, the re-elected Andrews government will likely need the support of the Greens and Legalise Cannabis.
Celebrity politicians have instant name recognition. But unless they trump competitors in fundraising, and hit other check boxes, they aren’t any more likely to win than traditional politicians.
Yes, the Republicans had a poor showing at the midterms and Trump’s 2024 announcement has had a muted reception. But there is still plenty of support for the former president and his MAGA movement.
Lots has been said about the 2022 US midterm elections. But a scholar of democracy says there’s really only one conclusion that can be made about how voters behaved.
What happened to the predicted red wave in the US midterms?
Some of the key articles from our coverage of the war in Ukraine over the past week.
Polling for the 2022 midterms was more accurate than the dramatically wrong predictions of 2016 and 2020, leading one pollster to boast, ‘The death of polling has been greatly exaggerated.’
Despite America’s deep divisions, the electioneering showed democracy’s resilience. This should be a boost for democracy advocates across Africa.
Two states had guns directly on the ballot in midterm election initiatives. Voters moved state laws in opposite directions.
With 12 days to go until the Victorian state election, the Labor government appears headed for re-election.
In the hard-fought contest between John Fetterman and Mehmet Oz for the US Senate, Fetterman slammed Oz with charges he was a carpetbagger. That may have helped Fetterman win the race.
Voters mostly did not cast their ballots for chief election administration officials who deny the 2020 election. But the hyperpartisan trend could further erode trust in elections.
Abortion rights were on the ballot in five states during the midterm elections – all broke in favor of abortion-rights advocates.
What’s it like for an election law scholar to work at a polling place on Election Day? A law school professor sees how election laws work – or keep election workers guessing – at the ground level.