Monthly Archives: December 2012

What went wrong with the polls in the last Catalan elections?

by Marc Guinjoan, Associate Professor, Pompeu Fabra University What is the story? The 25th of November, Catalans elected their new regional parliament. In my previous blog post on the subject, I pointed out that there was little uncertainty about the results. All opinion polls indeed showed a strong convergence towards a clear repartition of […]

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Winning, Vote Choice, and Satisfaction with Democracy

by Shane Singh, Assistant Professor, University of Georgia What is the story? People are happier when they win. Those who voted for a winning party, for instance, may experience both tangible and intrinsic benefits associated with victory. The tangible benefit is the election of a party that will advocate for, and potentially pass, policies […]

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