A guide for watching leaders’ debates
How voters assess debates and whether that assessment will affect vote choice is something political parties struggle to understand as they develop debate strategy. They are confronted with satisfying conflicting demands from voters and media who evaluate debates from vastly different perspectives.
Framing the campaign: Trust and values
Media and political response to the Trudeau black face photos have likely turned the campaign from a bidding war to increase the affordability of daily life to a leadership-driven campaign (even more so than normal) centred on character adn values.
Handicapping the October 21 vote
In an era of voter volatility, partisan rootlessness and alienation from governmental institutions, handicapping an election campaign is not easy. As the formal campaign begins, here’s a list of variables that could shape the outcome.