Posts Tagged ‘most-hid’

Guest Blogger: Tim Haughton on Slovak Electoral Politics, Part I

More from wide-ranging Tim Haughton, who this time sacrificed dry feet to bring a full report of Tuesday’s political campaigning in Slovakia and showed his political acumen and intrepidity by going not to Bratislava, where everybody goes, but rather to Kosice. How to Win Votes and Influence People – Some Reflections from Slovakia Tim Haughton, […]

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Polls, Politics and Parties, Part 5: Who with Whom? Doing the coalition math

With 8 parties potentially entering Slovakia’s parliament there are 255 different coalition possibilities.  Fortunately, not withstanding Bismark’s aphorism that “Politics is the art of the possible,” there are quite a few coalition possibilities that we can exclude and in the end we can narrow down the possibilities to a relatively small number.  In the paragraphs […]

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Wanted: Effective journalism in Slovakia

I know Slovakia’s journalists are overtaxed with all that is required of them, but there are things they could do to make things better without too much extra work.  Case in point: today all major Slovak news sources today report, almost word for word, a press release from the firm Median reporting poll results from […]

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August 2009 Poll Results: Bending The Mold

The pattern looks familiar and the lines haven’t changed much, but there are a few ways that this month’s results by FOCUS change our understanding of the current political competition. I have actually been fearing this change for a long time–not because of the actual politics involved but because of the emergence of a new […]

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Less than perfect public opinion coverage in Slovakia

 [Citajte post aj po slovensky] “Less than perfect” could be the title of nearly post on polling coverage in Slovakia (hence, in many ways, this blog), and I shouldn’t be too critical but today both major papers went out of their way to mangle polling data. In SME: “New party Most already clearly drawing Csaky […]

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