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OxPol, the DPIR blog, publishes its 1,000th article

First launched in October 2010, the department’s blog – OxPol (formerly Politics Inspires) – has just published its 1,000th article.

The blog in question is by Roosmarijn De Geus, a DPhil candidate in Politics, and is entitled ‘In Polls We Do Not Trust: The British Polling Experience’.

She writes, “In this blogpost, I briefly explore the British polling experience and highlight the various explanations that have been provided for the UK’s poor track record in predicting election outcomes. I also discuss why the British experience may differ from other countries where polling has been more successful.”

OxPol aims to promote academic research and commentary, and welcomes submissions offering evidence-based argumentation and rigour from academics and students both within and beyond the University of Oxford.