Dixville Notch and other New Hampshirisms

At midnight on January 23rd, all six residents of the unincorporated community 30kms from the Quebec border are expected in the living room of the Balsam Resort’s Tillotson House to cast their ballot. They are likely to be joined by hordes of media, and perhaps a candidate or two.
Matt DeCourcey
January 18, 2024

The starter gun goes off - Understanding Iowa

Since 1972, Iowa’s first-in-the-nation voting event has played an outsized role in presidential politics. However, the details of how the Iowa caucuses actual work have long mystified even hardcore political junkies…a former longtime CNN host included.
Matt DeCourcey
January 11, 2024

The Fork in the Road—Un fait accompli ou non?

With just under two weeks to go until the opening Republican caucuses in Iowa—January 15th—political observers and pollsters are outload wondering if there is anything or anyone who can derail the MAGA (Make America Great Again) locomotive and its conductor, Donald Trump.
Matt DeCourcey
January 3, 2024

Momentum, Prosperity and Political Campaigns

With a strong showing in Iowa and New Hampshire—and the financial resources at her disposal to outspend and out-advertise her opponents—it is possible that Haley could be the sole contender standing against Trump
Matt DeCourcey
December 6, 2023

Democracy, Demography, and Destiny

Yes, there’s a lot of water to pass under the bridge before all votes are counted on November 5th, 2024. But clearly Biden is significantly weaker now among those groups that were critical to his election in 2020. And, with a disapproval rating of just over 60%, perhaps Americans are signalling their desire for new leadership.
Matt DeCourcey

The Race to 270—An Electoral College 101

With under a year to go until November 5th, 2024—with echoes reverberating from within the Democratic tent about Biden's fitness to stand for a second term—recent polls from six key battleground states have highlighted a big problem in his bid for reelection.
Matt DeCourcey

Spoiler Alert: Third Party Unorthodoxy

Take it from someone who’s lost to a third-party candidate—when people think times are messy, what happens next is anyone’s guess.
Matt DeCourcey

Making sense of the US Primaries — Being well-informed

National poll numbers, while taking the pulse of the country, don’t offer the same arithmetic certainty as statewide data. And even then, localized data sets must be contextualized to factor in timing and preceding events.
Matt DeCourcey

Helping Make Sense of Democracy - From Clear as Mud to Clear as Day

Democracy is messy at best. And in turbulent times, it is ever more important for media to provide clarity for audiences—voters—trying to make sense of what’s happening.
Matt DeCourcey

In a polarized world, how can we expect to accurately solve a problem if we don’t understand it accurately?

The waning ability to build consensus and maintain broad support is leading to greater vulnerability for people exposed to outbreaks, extreme climate, and those living in conflict-affected zones. iK Insights acknowledges and makes sense of the complexity involved operating in challenging and heavy-stakes environments for governments and organizations.
Matt DeCourcey

Preparing for the Next Public Health Emergency

Matt DeCourcey, Head of Corporate Affairs at iK, reflects on his experience in public office on how the Canadian government was able to react decisively for the COVID-19 pandemic, and how we can better prepare for the next public health emergency.
Matt DeCourcey

iK Weather Insights: Changing the Paradigm of Weather Broadcasting

In an industry that is in need of much needed disruption, iK's Weather Insights is a revolutionary platform breaking traditional weather broadcast technology.
Cyrus Doomasia

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