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There has been some discussion between those in the news section as to which way the majority of AB "swings". To provide a little clarity I would like everyone to say which side of the fence they sit - in their own opinion. I do realise this a blunt measurement - but it is a good starting point!
With the country going to the Ballot-box tomorrow and the media just about lathered to its fullest election frenzy, we thought it would be worth asking: where are you watching the election coverage? (If you're watching at all!)
With the last leader's debate over and done with, and the election less than a week away, we would like to check, probably for the last time, what your voting intentions are.
We would also like to hear your opinions on the prospect of a hung parliament.
It is time to test the predictive powers of The AnswerBank News group. Who do you think will win this debate? The Debate kicks off on BBC1 at 8.30pm - but who looks likely to do the best? [Poll finished before the debate begins]
As a representative democracy the UK electorate only vote for their local candidate. In the last 20 years we have seen the rise of "tactical voting," - this was cited as one of the main reasons for Labour's landslide in '97. Do you believe tactical voting hurts our democracy?
Time to take the pulse of the AnswerBank newsgroup. I have included several smaller parties as requested.
Facebook, gadgets and gossip seem to matter more to young people than the current general election. Have we reached a moment in history when the young are actually less radical than their parents? Or is it simply that political parties are so dull and unidealistic that it’s little wonder young people are hard
With the General Election looming and political parties begin trying to convince you in earnest that - yes, really, they're good people wishing to help you personally, or at very worst, better than that other lot - it is time to check the pulse of The AnswerBank and find out: What is the Number 1 issue for you this Election time.
The wash-up period of a parliament is upon us. This is the period of parliament where bills are put in place to be "nodded through" in the next parliament.
As Martin Bell of the Guardian comments:
"Eighteen bills are going into the wash-up in the few remaining weeks of a discredited parliament. At this point the votes that got them this far, in both houses, will count for noth