A new measure by researchers at the University of Manchester shows a significant problem for Gordon Brown: the mood of the country is against Labour on policy competence.
Green and Jennings argue that it is important to study the public mood across a large number of issues: public ratings of party policy competences move together.
This graph shows the authors’ measure, “macro-competence” over six incumbent governments, annually, from 1950 to 2010 (the final data point is February 2010 – the most recently available).
Saturday, 13 March 2010
Popular political science
Interesting piece of popular political science on PoliticalBetting.com: