Is UPA Surging or Crumbling? Two Polls, Two Projections

Posted on August 17, 2011 by G.V.L. Narasimha Rao, under Politics

Two polls, one styled as the State of the Nation Poll by the CNN-IBN and another titled as the “Mood of the Nation” poll by the India Today over the past week have left everyone confused, if not about the real mood of the nation, then certainly about the ability of pollsters to gauge it correctly. [...]

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Who says Rahul Gandhi’s image is on an upswing?

Posted on August 09, 2011 by G.V.L. Narasimha Rao, under Politics

The latest State of the Nation poll published by The Hindu-CNN-IBN says that Rahul Gandhi leads the prime ministerial rankings with 19% of voters rooting for him as prime minister, three times the number he got in 2009. Is it right to conclude from this poll that Rahul Gandhi’s popularity is rapidly rising? No. [...]

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Why it is necessary to make ‘Paper Trail’ work for India’s EVMs?

Posted on August 20, 2011 by G.V.L. Narasimha Rao, under Elections

"Simply put, the church members had the right to be where they were," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote on behalf of the majority. "Westboro alerted local authorities to its funeral protest and fully complied with police guidance on where the picketing could be staged. The picketing was conducted under police supervision some 1,000 feet from the church, out of the sight of those at the church. The protest was not unruly; there was no shouting, profanity, or violence." [...]

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