The Bigger Picture: Political Perspectives 2019
As in past federal election campaigns, The Bigger Picture is the place to find perspectives from Carleton University faculty and School of Journalism and Communication students on the issues, people, party strategies, public opinion polling, media coverage and everything else about the October 21 federal election.
The site will be updated regularly and as campaign developments warrant and will include assessments and analysis of the results after election day.
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.
The growing gap between public and media perceptions
Three recent examples in the federal election campaign highlight what appears to be a growing gap between how the public and media perceive issues and what each considers important.
Four things to watch in the media’s 2019 election coverage
Exploring four issues that will shape media coverage of the 2019 election campaign as it begins- initial impressions of party campaign launches, how public opinion polls are reported, the activity of trolls and bots and the stealth campaigns underway in the background.
Clues about 2019 from voters in the past 3 federal elections
A look at the voting history of Canadians and what it might tell us about 2019 federal election.