How important is 'localness' for candidates? Using an unique data set on the English Country Council elections, we estimate the effect of physical distance between voters and candidates on voting behaviour. The full results have just been published in Research & Politics (ungated).
New Publication: Candidate geolocation and voter choice in the 2013 English County Council elections
We have just released the new version 1.1 of our Stata addon surveybias, which calculates various measures of polling accuracy. If you work with public opinion surveys, you should have a look.
The very useful OUP blog has interviewed Jocelyn Evans and me on the issue of polling accuracy. On this happy occassion, they have also ungated our Political Analysis paper on our Multinomial Accuracy Measure. Get it while you can!