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January 19, 2017 in US election

Voters on Donald Trump

“Are you general optimistic or pessimistic about the next four year with Donald Trump as president?”

Optimistic: 52%
Pessimistic: 43%

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December 20, 2016 in US election

Trump Cabinet Update: New Names Announced

After the election last month, JKL Newsroom issued a report on the incoming Trump team, including information on his family, staff, closest circle, and cabinet selections that had been announced…

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December 12, 2016 in US election

Twitter Trump Becomes President

Donald Trump’s Twitter habits have received much attention globally, and it appears that he intends to continue Tweeting as President of the United States. His Twitter persona would bring a new…

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December 9, 2016 in US election

Polling Update from Ron Faucheux: Trump’s Promises

“Do you think President-elect Donald Trump will or will not follow through on the following promises he made during the presidential campaign––“ Building a wall on the border with Mexico…

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December 9, 2016 in Brexit

By-election boost to Remainer confidence as Government softens Brexit line

2016 has lost none of its capacity for springing political surprises with the Lib Dem candidate Sarah Olney overturning a Tory majority of 23,000 to take the Richmond Park by-election…

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December 2, 2016 in US election

Partisanship and Candidate Selection Beat Message and Organization

One of the enduring truths for American political campaigns is that who the candidates are perceived to be often matters more than what they say, or how well organized they…

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November 25, 2016 in US election

Trumps Vita Hus

Nyhetsflödet från USA präglas av att den tillträdande presidenten Donald Trump utnämner personer till olika uppgifter i sin kommande administration. Som en outsider förväntas Trump välja många medarbetare utanför det…

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November 25, 2016 in US election

What’s next? 2018 and 2020, of course

The dust from the presidential election hasn’t even settled yet, but the American political parties are already setting their eyes on the next elections, the 2018 midterms and the 2020…

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November 24, 2016 in Brexit

Autumn Statement 2016: Brexit bites

Towards the end of his Autumn Statement, the Chancellor mis-spoke, referring to the Treasurer rather than the Treasury. His mistake revealed how he sees his role – not the alternative…

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November 21, 2016 in US election

Infrastructure Spending: It’s Gonna Be Yuge… Maybe

Additional federal spending on infrastructure shouldn’t be an issue in the next Congress. After all, there is widespread, bipartisan agreement that there is a tremendous need for infrastructure improvements and…

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November 18, 2016 in US election

From Deleted Emails to Cybersecurity – How President-elect Trump Will Shift Tech Focus

By Cara Lombardi, Executive Vice President, Qorvis MSLGROUP Technology and its role in the presidential campaign seemed to be everywhere you looked this election season. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the conversation…

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November 17, 2016 in US election

Election Results Point To Vast Changes In U.S. Economic Policies & Big Increase In The Deficit

The combination of a Donald Trump presidency and a Republican House and Senate means that many, and perhaps all, of the brakes that have limited economic policymaking in Washington the…

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November 16, 2016 in US election

Under Trump, the Future of Defense Remains Relatively Uncertain

What does the future hold in the defense sector with the Trump victory and a Republican Congress? As with all questions this soon after an election, it may take some…

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November 15, 2016 in US election

Making a Case for American Trade Again

By Matt Lauer, Executive Vice President, Qorvis MSLGROUP President-elect Donald J. Trump made throwing out America’s international and trade agreements a hallmark of his campaign. His election is a rebuke…

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November 14, 2016 in US election

First Two Trump Staff Announced: Who Are Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon?

Donald Trump’s transition team announced its first two hires over the weekend. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus will be White House Chief of Staff, and Trump campaign CEO Steve…

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November 14, 2016 in US election

Governing a Divided Nation

Washington D.C. based Qorvis MSLGROUP has always prided itself on a campaign-style approach to public affairs and advocacy. Our people are campaign people, having worked on dozens of campaigns, from…

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November 11, 2016 in US election

Aftershocks: A Few Observations

First, Donald Trump has turned the tables on American politics. He broke all the rules, made every possible mistake and still won. He transcended campaign tactics because he represented something…

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November 9, 2016 in US election

How Trump Won

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Donald Trump has stunned the world by reaching at least 279 electoral college votes (possibly more), carrying him across the finish line. His victory…

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November 7, 2016 in US election

What to Watch for on Election Day

For Election Day 2016 there are three basic possible outcomes: 1. Democratic best case: Clinton wins the Presidency and Democrats take a majority in the Senate 2. Status quo: Clinton…

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November 7, 2016 in US election

Analysis: Final Days Show What Matters to the Campaigns

On the final weekend and the last day before Election Day, the candidates have criss-crossed the country making their final pushes. A look at their itineraries is a good indicator…

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November 4, 2016 in US election

Nov 4th Polling Update from Ron Faucheux

by Ron Faucheux, President of Clarus Research Group, MSLGROUP’s full service polling and research company. Ron publishes a daily newsletter on the latest polls at lunchtimepolitics.com OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL APPROVAL: AVERAGE 51%…

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November 4, 2016 in Brexit

Analysis of the Article 50 Ruling and its Implications

By Lexington Communications WHAT HAS HAPPENED? The High Court has ruled that the Government does not have the power to trigger Article 50 without first having a vote in parliament….

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November 2, 2016 in US election

Don’t Forget the Senate

The 2016 presidential election has been one of the most unusual contests in modern American history and so there has been intense media focus on Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. According to…

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November 2, 2016 in US election

Nov 2nd Polling Update from Ron Faucheux

by Ron Faucheux, President of Clarus Research Group, MSLGROUP’s full service polling and research company. Ron publishes a daily newsletter on the latest polls at lunchtimepolitics.com LUNCHTIME POLITICS POLLING AVERAGE Based…

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October 31, 2016 in US election

The Return of the Clinton Emails: How it will affect the race

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst On Friday, FBI Director James Comey threw a bomb into the race for president by sending a letter to Congress. In the letter, Comey indicated that…

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October 28, 2016 in US election

Turnout Series: How to suppress the vote

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst We previously focused on what campaigns do to get out the vote, and how demographic factors are key to understanding how voter turnout affects…

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October 28, 2016 in US election

Clinton eller Trump: vad blir konsekvenserna för handelspolitiken?

Intervju med Sveriges Ambassadör till WTO, Daniel Blockert. Daniel Blockert är sedan två år tillbaka Sveriges ambassadör vid världshandelsorganisationen, WTO, med säte i Geneve. Han har stor erfarenhet av internationell…

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October 26, 2016 in US election

Republicans Hoping for Split-Ticket Voting

With Donald Trump trailing in the polls, the focus of the U.S. election has increasingly been on the fight over who will control the Senate and the House of Representatives….

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October 26, 2016 in US election

Turnout Series: How Campaigns “Get Out The Vote”

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Over the course of our turnout series, we laid out how variations in turnout rates, and changes in the share of the electorate by…

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October 26, 2016 in US election

Polling Comment: What to Believe?

by Ron Faucheux, President of Clarus Research Group, MSLGROUP’s full service polling and research company Many have asked about the tracking polls produced by Rasmussen and IBD/TIPP, which are showing Trump doing…

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October 24, 2016 in US election

Partisan Content Outpaces the Mainstream on Social Media

While social media and the use of online video were relatively mature  already in 2012, one thing that is new in this presidential campaign cycle is the strong emergence of hyperpartisan…

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October 24, 2016 in US election

Final Sprint Strategies Are Very Different

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst There are only two weeks remaining until Election Day in the United States. The debates are now in the rear-view mirror, early voting has…

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October 20, 2016 in US election

Analysis: Trump misses his shot at recovery in third debate

If the first debate was novelty, and the second chaos, the third and final debate might be described as providing clarity. This time around, viewers were accustomed to the sight…

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October 18, 2016 in US election

Turnout Series: Hispanic turnout will be key in 2016

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst This third update in our turnout series takes a closer look at the turnout rates by race and ethnicity of the voters. The data…

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October 14, 2016 in US election

Republican Party Rift Widening

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst As more polling arrives in the aftermath of the release of the Access Hollywood tapes on October 7th, in which Trump talks about using…

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October 13, 2016 in US election

Turnout Series: Education levels determine turnout

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst In the second of our series on turnout in American presidential elections, we take a look at turnout rates and the shape of the…

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October 10, 2016 in US election

Analysis: Second debate helps neither candidate

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst For the second presidential debate last night, the scene was set by the revelation of a tape in which Donald Trump boasted about grabbing…

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October 5, 2016 in US election

Twists and Turns in Presidential Election

by Ron Faucheux, Political analyst and President of Clarus Research Group part of MSLGROUP Washington DC Voters view presidential elections through kaleidoscopes. At certain moments they focus, give it a turn…

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October 5, 2016 in US election

Analysis: How Pence’s Win Still Puts Trump on Defense

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Last night the vice presidential candidates Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, the Democrats, and Indiana Governor Mike Pence, the Republican, met in the only vice…

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October 3, 2016 in US election

Turnout Series: Young Voters are Unreliable

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst In the first of our series on turnout in American presidential elections, we take a look at turnout broken down by age groups. The…

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October 3, 2016 in US election

Turnout Series Introduction: Who Turns Out to Vote, Wins

This year, perhaps more than ever, the election will be decided by who shows up to vote. That may sound like an obvious statement, but while in Sweden voter turnout regularly exceeds…

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September 27, 2016 in US election

Analysis: How the First Debate Helps and Hurts Both Trump and Clinton

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was a real clash that laid bare the strengths and weaknesses of both candidates, but…

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September 23, 2016 in US election

Comedic Relief or Risky Move?

This week while the two candidates prepare for the debates, Hillary Clinton found time to go on the fake celebrity interview show Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, where she…

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September 21, 2016 in US election

Unstoppable Force Meets Immovable Object: Preview of the First Presidential Debate

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst The broad topics have been announced, setting up the final countdown to what promises to be the biggest event in this presidential election cycle:…

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September 15, 2016 in US election

Analysis: Just a Stumble, or a Turning Point?

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst The Presidency of the United States invests tremendous power into just one individual and so, for better or for worse, there have always been…

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September 8, 2016 in US election

The Risks Behind Deciding Who Speaks for a Campaign

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst The most basic task of political campaigns is communicating with the voting public. Because U.S. political campaigns are built around the candidacy of just a single…

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September 6, 2016 in Brexit

Brexit: Where Do We Go from Here?

Few material changes have taken place in Brussels or London since 52% of Brits voted to leave the European Union on 23 June. But behind the scenes, perceptions are shifting…

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September 5, 2016 in US election

What This U.S. Election is About

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst American presidential elections do not have a reputation of being particularly substantive, and this election cycle is no different. While presidential candidates ordinarily issue a…

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September 2, 2016 in US election

What’s in a Campaign Logo?

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Campaign logos may seem an afterthought for most observers of presidential campaigns, but they play a key role in the branding of campaigns and set…

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September 1, 2016 in US election

Trump Drives the Day

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Yesterday was all about Donald Trump. In a whirlwind of activity, Trump commanded coverage of the race for the White House, by first visiting Mexico…

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August 25, 2016 in US election

Trump Gets Brexit Backup

At a rally in Jackson, Mississippi yesterday Donald Trump was supported by the former leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), Nigel Farage. In his speech, Farage touched on a number…

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August 23, 2016 in US election

Ad Buy Shows What Clinton Is Basing Her Strategy On

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Yesterday the Clinton campaign announced that it had reserved TV advertising worth close to $80 million in battleground states. One particular part of the…

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August 21, 2016 in US election

Trump’s Campaign is Very Different

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst To anyone looking at the Donald Trump campaign, it seems self-evident that it is not a “normal” presidential campaign operation. While each campaign cycle there…

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August 15, 2016 in US election

Third Party Candidates Could Hurt Trump

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst To win the presidential election, Donald Trump needs to secure at least 270 electoral college votes. To get there, he already faces an uphill…

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August 4, 2016 in US election

Trump’s Convention a Bad Show

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst After the national conventions, it is normal to see so-called “convention bounces” for the two presidential candidates, and looking at the RealClear Politics polling…

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July 29, 2016 in US election

A Conventional Convention

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Hillary Clinton’s speech last night brought the Democratic National Convention to a close after four days of speeches that thematically ranged from projecting a…

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July 28, 2016 in US election

Major Republican Themes at the Democratic National Convention

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst On the third day of the Democratic National Convention, an A-list lineup of Democrats spoke on behalf of Hillary Clinton’s candidacy that included President Barack…

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July 27, 2016 in US election

The Big Difference Between the Republican Convention and the Democratic Convention

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst On the second day of the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton was officially nominated to be the Democratic nominee for President of the United…

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July 26, 2016 in US election

Discord On the Convention Floor

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst The first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia was marked by passion and discord. With speeches by Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and…

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July 22, 2016 in US election

What Will the Republican Party Do In the General Election?

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Donald Trump’s speech last night has brought the Republican National Convention to an end. In his speech, Trump portrayed himself as the law and…

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July 21, 2016 in US election

Pence Keeps Party Split at Bay

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Under the theme “Make America First Again”, the third day of the Republican National Convention demonstrated that the Republican Party and the Donald Trump campaign…

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July 20, 2016 in US election

Republican Convention More About Clinton Than Trump

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst On the second day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, the focus of the Convention came into sharp focus. Despite the theme…

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July 19, 2016 in US election

Analysis: Republican Convention Designed to Appeal to the Base

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst The Republican National Convention is under way in Cleveland, and it got off to a rocky start with anti-Trump delegates attempting to force a…

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July 16, 2016 in US election

Analysis: Trump Picks Pence for VP

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst After going back and forth on his Vice Presidential pick, reminiscent of an episode of his reality TV show The Apprentice, Donald Trump has…

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July 14, 2016 in Brexit

“You got us into this mess…”

By Lexington Communications In normal times it would be hard to imagine a Cabinet in which Boris Johnson, David Davis and Liam Fox are the leading lights. But these are…

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July 13, 2016 in Brexit

May Gets Down to Business

Later today Theresa May will formally enter 10 Downing Street as Prime Minister. It is expected that she will announce the first major appointments to her new Cabinet this afternoon…

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July 13, 2016 in US election

Analysis: Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Yesterday evening, in an extended speech held before a crowd in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton, saying that the number of…

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July 13, 2016 in US election

Preview: The Republican National Convention

The Republican National Convention 2016 begins on Monday, running July 18 – 21. Here is a preview with what you need to know going into the convention. What Is It? The Republican…

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July 13, 2016 in Brexit

Brexit: Who Will Feature in a May Government?

The May Cabinet The end of David Cameron’s tenure as Prime Minister will necessitate the largest reshuffle since the 2010 election, with many of the senior offices of state changing….

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July 12, 2016 in US election

Trump’s Trouble: Reliance on Earned Media

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst During the primary race for the Republican nomination, we wrote about how Trump had a big advantage in at least one respect: He dominated…

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July 11, 2016 in Brexit

Leadsom’s Withdrawal Means May is PM

Theresa May will succeed David Cameron as Prime Minister following Andrea Leadsom’s withdrawal from the race. The shock announcement has created uncertainty about precisely when and how the transition will…

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July 1, 2016 in Brexit

Boris quits Tory race

When Boris Johnson got out of bed this morning and stared into the mirror, looking back at him was the favourite candidate to win the Conservative leadership and become Britain’s…

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June 30, 2016 in US election

Trump Testing Brexit Lines

In a speech in Pennsylvania on trade and economic policy by Donald Trump, the Republican candidate for President tested rhetorical lines of attack on Hillary Clinton and free trade that…

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June 29, 2016 in Brexit

Breaking Up Was Never Easy

As EU leaders gathered in Brussels yesterday evening for the last summit with David Cameron as Prime Minister, there was growing acceptance that it would take time to sort out…

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June 29, 2016 in US election

Live Streaming Changing Access to Government and Politics

  After the attack in Orlando on June 12th, last week a group of Democratic legislators led by Rep. John Lewis, held a sit-in protest over gun-control legislation on the floor of the…

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June 28, 2016 in Brexit

Government Stalls Amidst Political Crisis

By Lexington Communications England’s defeat at the hands of Iceland last night was entirely apt and in keeping with state of chaos that is engulfing the nation. In the political…

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June 27, 2016 in Brexit

The UK’s Political Earthquake Spreads

The political consequences of Brexit have so far been bigger than the economic. That may change in the weeks, months and years to come, but for now most of the…

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June 26, 2016 in Brexit

Brexit: Why it happened

By Lexington Communications At the beginning of May we speculated on whether Britain was about to be hit by a political earthquake without warning. We noted that while the betting…

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June 23, 2016 in Brexit

Om Wembley-debatten och kampanjslutspurten i London

I tisdags kväll ägde den stora debatten på Wembley stadium rum, med över 6 000 åskådare och miljontals TV-tittare. Från lämna-sidan deltog Boris Johnson (MP Tories), Gisela Stuart (MP Labour)…

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June 23, 2016 in Brexit

Age Matters in EU Referendum Polling

by Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst It’s referendum day in the United Kingdom and voters across the nation are voting in what is promising to be a historic moment for…

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June 22, 2016 in Brexit

Viktigt att tänka in juridiska konsekvenser av ett Brexit

Av Erik Zsiga, konsult JKL Bara en dag återstår till den brittiska folkomröstningen. Opinionsläget inför valdagen är jämnare än vad många nog hade trott. Det ter sig fullt möjligt att…

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June 21, 2016 in Brexit

Bremain: Storbritanniens ‘Special Status’

Den 19 februari blev det klart att Storbritannien lyckats förhandla fram en så kallad ”Special Status” för sitt EU-medlemskap. Storbritanniens premiärminister David Cameron Twittrade att ”I have negotiated a deal…

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June 21, 2016 in Brexit

Leave Vote Could Mean the Fracturing of the United Kingdom

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Coverage of the EU referendum has primarily focused on what the consequences of a victory by the Leave Campaign would be for the UK…

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June 18, 2016 in Brexit

EU Referendum: Lexington Weekly Update

The murder of Jo Cox has shocked the entire political class. The referendum campaign has ground to a halt amidst an outpouring of grief among parliamentarians, media and public not…

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June 18, 2016 in Brexit

In Focus: EU Referendum Polling

You could be forgiven for wishing to overlook what the polls have to say about the likely outcome of the EU referendum, given that they failed to predict the results…

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June 18, 2016 in Brexit

Q&A with MSLGROUP’s EU Affairs Lead on the BREXIT

With a week to go before the landmark British referendum that on 23 June will call on national voters to decide for or against EU membership, we have asked Leonardo Sforza, managing director of our office in Brussels and head of EU affairs at MSLGROUP, to share his views on and insights into an historic decision that will have far-reaching consequences well beyond the United Kingdom’s citizens and businesses.

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June 17, 2016 in US election

To Native Advertise or Not to Native Advertise

Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Earlier this month, BuzzFeed announced that it had scrapped a deal for advertising with the Republican National Committee because of Donald Trump’s inflammatory statements. The deal…

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June 14, 2016 in US election

Positions: Trump and Clinton on Nuclear Energy

Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Within their broader energy policy positions, an issue that warrants a deeper look is what Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s positions are on nuclear energy as part…

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June 13, 2016 in Brexit

Is Labour’s Invisibility Harming Remain?

A study by Loughborough University has found that Labour is being “practically ignored” in media coverage of the EU Referendum. An analysis of May and June found that “Labour voices…

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June 13, 2016 in Brexit

Who Is Registering to Vote so Late?

There is an important generational aspect to this referendum campaign that is playing out in the tactics used by both sides. Older people, who are much more likely to vote,…

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June 13, 2016 in Brexit

Swexit efter Brexit – en essä om en union i upplösning

Mats Bergstrand, konsult JKL EU är ett europeiskt imperium. Och som alla imperier måste det växa eller dö. Därför krävs en gedigen grund. En grund som saknas. Hotet mot EUs…

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June 10, 2016 in Brexit

Lexington: Pound Sterling, Exit Poll Betting, and What Leaving Would Look Like

JKL’s friends at Lexington Communications take a look at how the EU referendum is affecting the Pound Sterling, how banks and hedge funds are betting on their own exit polls, and the Leave campaigns moves to give more detail about what leaving the EU would look like.

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June 9, 2016 in Brexit

What Brexit Would Mean for Germany

Opposite trends: Uncertain outlook for business, some good news for Frankfurt The United Kingdom is Germany’s third largest trading partner. If it was to leave the European Union, repercussions would…

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June 8, 2016 in US election

Analysis: Party Unity Matters in General Election Contest

Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Even though it has been almost certain for months now, last night Hillary Clinton finally joined Donald Trump as the presumptive nominee for her party thanks to key victories…

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June 3, 2016 in US election

Positions: The Candidates on Energy Policy

Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Last week, Donald Trump traveled to North Dakota to attend a petroleum conference and hold a speech detailing his energy policy as part of a series of speeches…

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June 1, 2016 in Brexit

International Support Swings Behind Remain

Lexington Communications on international pressure to vote Remain, the chances of Leave winning, and the Treasury Committee analysis.

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May 26, 2016 in US election

Positions: Where Are the Candidates on TTIP?

Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst While negotiators of the trade deal between the US and the EU, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), have committed to trying to conclude negotiations by the…

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May 25, 2016 in Brexit

Is the Campaign Damaging Cameron?

Lexington Communications on the referendum and what it may do to Cameron and the Conservative Party.

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May 25, 2016 in Brexit

A Referendum Viewed Through a Domestic Political Prism

Lexington Communications on the UK media and the Shakespearian bloodletting being played out amongst the parties.

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May 25, 2016 in Brexit

Are Conservative Voters Firming Up for Remain?

JKL’s friends at Lexington Communications, a London based public affairs and communications advising agency, point at two polls from last week that highlight a potential shift among Tory voters.

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May 20, 2016 in Brexit, US election

U.S. Politics and Brexit: GOP Shifting Stance

Alex Lange, Political Analyst JKL  Update 1 (1/6/2016): According to The Guardian, Donald Trump has announced that he will visit the UK on the day after the referendum to open a golf resort….

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May 18, 2016 in Brexit

Cameron använder Tinder för att övertyga unga väljare

Enligt uppgifter i flera brittiska tidningar vänder sig nu premiärminister David Cameron till dejtingappen Tinder för att fånga de unga röstarnas intresse inför EU-folkomröstningen den 23 juni. En färsk undersökning…

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May 18, 2016 in Brexit

Svenska företag oroar sig för en Brexit

Sara Holmberg, konsult JKL Den senaste månaden har antalet artiklar i svensk media om ett eventuellt Brexit legat stadigt på en relativt hög nivå. Varje vecka publiceras över 100 artiklar,…

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May 16, 2016 in Brexit

Om de brittiska partiernas problem med folkomröstningen

Läget i de brittiska folkomröstningskampanjerna och vad vi kan vänta oss mellan nu och valdagen avhandlades den 13 maj vid ett seminarium hos Axess Magasin. Gäst var Stephen Castle, Londonkorrespondent för International New York Times.

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May 13, 2016 in Brexit

Varför ger de brittiska opinionsmätningarna olika prognoser?

JKLs vänner på den Londonbaserade public affairs- och kommunikationsrådgivningsbyrån Lexington Communications har djupdykt i opinionsundersökningarna inför den brittiska EU-folkomröstningen. Att de skiljer sig så mycket åt – vad säger det om de brittiska väljarna och vad kan det bero på?

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May 13, 2016 in US election

Trump’s Options for VP

It was inevitable. This surreal election has taken such a toll on the sensibilities of the American public that comedians are now suggesting that Donald Trump sponsor a reality show…

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May 9, 2016 in US election

Battlefield: Twitter

Late last week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, a progressive Democrat and consumer advocate, engaged in a Twitter battle with Donald Trump that provided a preview of what may become…

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May 4, 2016 in US election

Donald Trump Will Be The Republican Nominee. Now What?

Alex Lange, Political Analyst JKL  After a clear win by Donald Trump in Indiana, Ted Cruz has dropped out of the nomination contest, thereby clearing the way for Trump to become…

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May 2, 2016 in US election

Different Rules at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

If Sweden has Almedalsveckan, then the United States has the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. A longstanding Washington D.C. tradition, the dinner is an opportunity for press, government, and a…

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April 29, 2016 in Brexit

Brexit Stage Left?

By Alastair Bealby, Senior Consultant, MSLGROUP Brussels The debate about Brexit is raging in the United Kingdom. Journalists and politicians from across the political divide have taken their position in…

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April 29, 2016 in Brexit

Medieanalys: Irländare, belgare, schweizare och fransmän googlar om Brexit

Torsdagen den 23 juni folkomröstar britterna om huruvida landet ska vara kvar som en del av EU eller inte. Om Storbritannien väljer att lämna – populärt kallat Brexit – kommer…

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April 29, 2016 in Brexit

JKL Mötesplats ”Brexit eller Bremain” den 5 april

Tisdagen den 5 april anordnade JKL ett välbesökt seminarium på temat ”Brexit eller Bremain”. I panelen deltog Storbritanniens ambassadör David Cairns, Stockholms handelskammares VD Maria Rankka samt Johan Hakelius, chefredaktör…

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April 29, 2016 in Brexit

Förvånansvärt tyst om folkomröstningen i både London och Stockholm

Erik Zsiga, konsult JKL När jag förra veckan besökte London fylldes de tjocka tidningsbuntarna av rubriker om det besök som den amerikanska presidenten timade i staden. Hans nedslag för att…

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April 27, 2016 in US election

Analysis: Hillary Clinton Will Be The Democratic Nominee, But Can She Win?

Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Thanks to four additional decisive primary election victories on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee for President of the United States. Already the…

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April 27, 2016 in US election

Analysis: Trump a Big Step Closer to Becoming the Republican Nominee

Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Thanks to five big wins in the northeastern states of Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, and Maryland, Donald Trump is now only about 260 delegates short…

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April 26, 2016 in US election

Geotargeting as a Tool for Public Policy Campaigns

The ability to geotarget social media advertising has been around for some time now, but policy-makers in the United States, who are still hesitant to embrace the potential of social…

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April 20, 2016 in US election

Young Democrats More Likely to Use Social Media to Learn About Politics

All of the U.S. presidential campaigns use social media to connect with young voters these days, but data from a study by the Pew Research Center show that doing so…

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April 20, 2016 in US election

Analysis: Hillary Does Better Than Expected in New York

Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst In the race to become the Democratic candidate for President, Hillary Clinton dealt Bernie Sanders’ argument that he has momentum towards the Democratic nomination a…

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April 20, 2016 in US election

Analysis: New York Win May Not Be Enough for Trump

Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Donald Trump was the clear winner of the New York Republican primary, with provisional results having him at 60.5% of the vote, and Kasich trailing behind…

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April 19, 2016 in US election

Campaigns Up Close and Personal With Snapchat

For the 2016 election cycle, the dominant social media and digital advertising platforms are Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Google AdWords. The campaigns are spending millions to advertise on these platforms, making…

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April 15, 2016 in US election

U.S. Policymakers Doubt Effectiveness of Digital and Social Media for Campaigns

Digital and social media efforts have dramatically increased in use as campaigning tools in recent years. But a recent public affairs survey by MSLGROUP of policymakers in the United States shows that…

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April 14, 2016 in US election

Smart Use of Digital Campaign Tools

Whether used for persuasion, outreach, or engagement, digital tools can help campaigns with a range of objectives they have throughout the political season. Building the digital capabilities to be able to…

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April 13, 2016 in US election

Tweets of the Week

Following the Wisconsin primaries, the presidential campaigns have shifted their focus to New York where the argument has also increasingly become over who is most electable in the general election….

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April 12, 2016 in US election

When Campaigns Use Negative Advertising

Donald Trump has been the target of an enormous amount of negative advertising, with the New York Times reporting today that more than $70 million has been spent on such ads…

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April 6, 2016 in US election

Ron Faucheux’s Trump Delegate Benchmarks

Ron Faucheux, Political analyst and President of Clarus Research Group part of MSLGROUP Washington DC. Trump now has 743 delegates. He needs 494 more. Here are how many delegates Trump…

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April 6, 2016 in US election

Wisconsin Primaries Analysis from JKL Political Analyst Alex Lange

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April 6, 2016 in US election

Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders Win Wisconsin primaries

Republican Primary Results and Analysis Ted Cruz decisively beat Donald Trump in the Wisconsin Republican primary yesterday, winning the state with 48% of the vote, likely giving him 36 of…

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April 4, 2016 in US election

Where Trump Really Is Winning

American Presidential campaigns spend prolifically to convey their message, whether in television advertising, through direct mail programs, or on social media. But paying for media is not the only thing the…

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April 1, 2016 in US election

A New Kind of Rapid Response

Digital video has been a part of US political campaigns since at least 2008. But increasingly, digital video is also becoming an integral part to the presidential campaigns’ rapid response…

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March 31, 2016 in US election

Primary Advertising Arrives in Wisconsin

The next state in the presidential primary calendar is Wisconsin, which will hold both its Democratic and its Republican primaries on April 5th, and so the focus of the Presidential primary has shifted…

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March 25, 2016 in US election

Tweets of the Week

Both on the Republican and the Democratic side, the biggest tweets by candidates this week were related to the terror attacks in Brussels. All the candidates made statements on the attacks,…

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March 22, 2016 in US election

Trump Candidacy Could Significantly Change the Electoral Map

There are early indicators that a Trump nomination could significantly alter the make-up of the electoral map for the general election on November 8th, 2016. The state of Utah ranks as…

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March 15, 2016 in US election

The election’s communicative crossroads in focus at SXSW

The presidential election has taken the spotlight at the ongoing South by Southwest in Austin, Texas this week. JKLNewsroom has summarised two of the most important discussions so far. The…

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March 15, 2016 in US election

Who’s who in the campaigns?

Qorvis MSLGROUP has released “Influencer 2016,” a new digital way to see who the most important and influential players are in the 2016 presidential campaigns. Influencer 2016, which is available…

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March 15, 2016 in US election

Analysis by Ron Faucheux

Politisk analytiker, ordförande för Clarus Research Group, del av MSLGROUP Today, five states will hold presidential primaries: Florida, Illinois, Ohio, North Carolina and Missouri. On the Republican side, two states,…

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March 8, 2016 in US election

Att inte kunna hålla sig till debattens tema

Den händelse som skapade störst uppmärksamhet på Twitter under den senaste republikanska debatten den 25 februari var frågan om hälso- och sjukvård. De snabba ordväxlingarna mellan Rubio och Trump handlade…

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March 8, 2016 in US election

Hur talar man om kandidaterna på sociala medier?

Tidigare valrörelser har lärt oss hur stor inverkan kandidaternas närvaro i de sociala kanalerna kan ha på det slutliga valresultatet.

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March 8, 2016 in US election

Läget inför Super Tuesday

Under Super Tuesday hålls primärval för både republikanerna och demokraterna i Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont och Virginia.

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