The new President’s problems will begin right at the start with whatever he decides to do next.
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Lord Ashcroft: “If Trump loses…he can run again.” My American election focus groups in Pennsylvania and Arizona.
“Trump lies a lot and Biden’s kind of not all there.” And it’s less than a week to go until voting day.”
Lord Ashcroft: “If you’re voting for Trump, you keep your mouth shut.” My American election focus groups in Georgia and Ohio.
Many felt the election was going to be close – and that, whatever the outcome, there was a widespread expectation that things would get messy.
Lord Ashcroft: Trump – “toxic”, “awesome”, both or neither? My American election focus groups in Michigan and North Carolina.
Several of our participants remained undecided. They wanted to hear more about where both candidates stood on policy, especially healthcare.
Lord Ashcroft: “I think there might be riots whoever wins.” My American election campaign focus groups in Florida and Wisconsin.
“I could see this dragging out for weeks…we probably won’t know who’s president until late December or early January.”
Lord Ashcroft: What my new poll of eight thousand people says about Covid-19, the two main parties, Johnson and Starmer
Challenging findings for the Prime Minister, encouraging ones for the Opposition Leader – with the economy as a key battleground.
Tough measures brought in to ensure that the island remains free of the virus have once again killed off tourism for the foreseeable future.
In political terms, there is still time for the Coronavirus crisis to turn the tables on the President. But it hasn’t yet.
My open letter to the Prime Minister proposes the award to recognise the astonishing efforts of those working for our healthcare system.
I was delighted to see your appointment. I confess to slight bias, given that you retweeted an article of mine calling for an end to ring-fencing of the aid budget.
Lord Ashcroft: Labour are in a pickle, but the Tories must keep their heads down. Lessons from my new polling report.
Voters won’t return to Labour just because Brexit is done. But nor will they stick with the Conservatives if they’re not seen to deliver.
It is only human to grasp at the most comforting explanations that come to hand. But the truth may be harder for Corbynites to swallow.
Men chose the Conservatives over Labour by a 19-point margin (48 per cent to 29 per cent), while women did so by just six points.
The latest polls clarify the choice: either Johnson gets it done, or a Corbyn-led government blocks it. A vote for Farage is a vote for the latter.
Lord Ashcroft: Labour support solidifies as expectations grow of a Tory win. My final election dashboard.
Johnson’s lead over Corbyn in the best Prime Minister stakes has narrowed slightly to 15 points.