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The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Using data aggressively #nlpoli

These days campaigns are about collecting information on voters and using the data.The Ted Cruz campaign has been especially aggressive in  Iowa with a mailer that highlights the poor record of some voters of participating in caucuses.The thing ca… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Using data aggressively #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Political Calculations 2 #nlpoli

The next provincial general election finishes on November 30, 2015.

Not the way you are used to thinking of it, right?

You think the election happens on that day because, traditionally, that’s the day when most people vote.

Thing is,  voting takes place on several days and pretty much always has.  In Canada,  elections sometimes . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Political Calculations 2 #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Non-voters and Influence #nlpoli

There is a new scourge among us.

An evil that causes “problems”.

Russell Wangersky found them and wrote about them this past weekend.

They are the people who do not vote.

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The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Ground Game Counts #nlpoli

Two posts, quite a distance apart touch on the same basic political (science) issue:  the role of the local, get-out-the-vote effort in any political campaign.

In a post at the Monkey Cage on what to watch for over the next few months in the American presidential campaign, John Sides reminds us that:

we know . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Ground Game Counts #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Cost per Vote: the Rural/Urban Divide #nlpoli

In looking at by-elections in Newfoundland and Labrador, the second and third phases offer a neat cluster of by-elections in urban (metro St. John’s) and rural (everywhere else) districts.

Break those out and you get some information that shows the relative strengths and weaknesses of the parties, depending on where a by-election occurred during the . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Cost per Vote: the Rural/Urban Divide #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Campaign Spending and Efficiency #nlpoli

Two of the three political parties in this province are spending more, on average, and getting less, on average in by-elections.

That’s one of the things you can see in an assessment of a decades worth of by-elections from 2001 to 2011.

Last we, SRBP gave you a teaser of a look at the idea . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Campaign Spending and Efficiency #nlpoli