A new mobile and responsive team that will provide independent electoral forecasting, research and commentary for elections across the world is launched by Kantar.
The International Election Team, composed of Kantar’s political research and polling experts, will offer pre-election and exit polling, seat projections, live media reporting and TV studio commentary, as well as post-election analysis. The service will be available to media companies, multi-lateral governmental bodies and the business community on every continent.
“We are uniquely placed with our team of renowned polling experts and political commentators, our global infrastructure and our technological innovation, to understand and monitor elections around the world. Our International Election Team draws on global best practice, mixed with deep local knowledge, including country nationals for media commentary and client leadership, supported by our mobile group of experts who together draw on decades of experience,” says Dr Michelle Harrison, global CEO, Kantar’s Public Division.
Head of the International Election Team Nicolas Becuwe said: “Kantar has consistently proven to be among the world’s most accurate political advisory partner, demonstrated by our exceptional work:
- For the European Parliament, as their partner on the 2019 election, providing exceptionally accurate projections on Election night, with Kantar’s political experts working across all EU Member States;
- Our highly accurate forecasts for the German State elections in 2018, with deviation of less than 0.6 percentage points per party;
- Our accuracy on the 2017 South Korean national elections
- The correct prediction of the result of the 2016 British referendum on membership of the European Union result.”
Kantar’s public and policy offering provides the evidence and consulting expertise to build the capability of public policy makers, inspiring and delivering better public policies, services and communications. Kantar identifies global best practice and delivers it through local expertise, with fully staffed offices in every continent.