Alaska’s governor dropped his reelection bid and endorsed a Democrat against his GOP challenger who is leading in the polls

Mark Thiessen/AP Alaska Governor Bill Walker, a political independent, halted his re-election campaign and endorsed his Democratic challenger, former Sen. Mark Begich. Neither had appeared capable of defeating the Republican front-runner, former state Senator Mike Dunleavy. Walker said his decision to bow out was based entirely on what he felt was “best for Alaska.” Public […]

Syrians go to polls in 1st local elections for 7 years of war

Syrians are electing their local councils during first municipal elections since the start of the lingering seven-year war. Polls have opened on Sunday shortly after an overnight airstrike hit Damascus airport. As many as 6,551 polling stations opened on Sunday morning with Syrians invited to vote for their representatives in local councils, state news agency […]

Polls show little support for Trump’s Space Force

Enlarge / Soon to be an actual MOS? (credit: Imgur, uncredited) President Donald Trump’s enthusiasm for a new military branch focused on space is apparently not widely shared. Two polls released today show that a majority—and in one poll, a plurality—of respondents said that the Space Force is a bad idea. The Trump administration plans […]

Anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats party surges in polls amid EU’s Eurosceptic wave

The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats have gained ground in a recent poll, pulling almost even with the ruling Social Democrats, ahead of an election in September. Similar parties have won recent elections in Slovenia and Italy. The poll, conducted for Sweden’s Expressen newspaper and published Monday, has put the Sweden Democrats in second place, with 21 […]

Voter turnout at Russian polls – why pay attention

Russian politicians, researchers and reporters all attach great importance to voter turnout. To understand this, RT compares preliminary figures from polling stations to those from other countries and other periods in history. Is there a way to forecast it? The discussion about future turnout started way before the actual presidential campaign, along with attempts to […]

Italian polls prove again EU project ‘is not working,’ says UKIP as voters back anti-establishment

As projections show that voters in Italy are giving a cold shoulder to the ruling center-left, it’s proof yet again that the EU project is not working, UKIP said in reaction to Sunday’s poll. “The election in Italy just adds more weight that the EU project is not working. But we all know what the […]

Newcomer Euroskeptic, anti-migrant party jumps to 2nd spot in Dutch polls

The support for the Forum for Democracy (FVD) has increased more than 8 percent since last year’s election in the Netherlands, with the new party that wants an EU membership referendum now sharing second spot in the polls. The FVD was founded in 2016 and received just 1.8 percent or two parliament seats in the […]

South Korea’s president drops in polls as few support plan to include North Koreans on Olympic team

Shutterstock South Korea’s President Moon Jae In’s popularity has dipped after a series of political dust-ups and disapproval of including North Koreans in South Korean Olympic endeavors. South Korean and North Korean women will compete in hockey, with the North Korean athletes being included in the game for political reasons, rather than their merit as […]

Roy Moore campaign press conference goes off the rails as surrogates rant about accusers and ‘fake polls’ from Fox News

Associated Press/Brynn Anderson Campaign surrogates for Roy Moore, the embattled Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, defended Moore on Tuesday at a fiery press conference. Moore strategist Dean Young said Moore’s accusers, the news media, and establishment Republicans were making up the allegations against Moore. Young said Alabama voters were put there by God to decide […]

Chileans go to polls to vote in 1st round of presidential election

Published time: 19 Nov, 2017 12:16 Polls opened in Chile on Sunday, with the nation choosing a new leader among eight registered candidates. Billionaire businessman Sebastian Pinera, 67, who already served as the country’s president from 2010 to 2014, is seen as the frontrunner. The former president has promised to revive the Chilean economy by […]