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WILLIAM BOWE | January 16, 2016 | FEDERAL POLITICS 2013- | |

BludgerTrack quarterly, and other stories

Quarterly poll aggregate breakdowns, state polling from Essential Research, and extensive accounts of preselection friction emerging from the factional warfare engulfing the Liberal Party in New South Wales.

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WILLIAM BOWE | January 16, 2016 | FEDERAL ELECTION 2016 | |

Seat of the week: Cowper

Labor’s win in 1961 was the only interruption to National/Country Party dominance in the north coast New South Wales seat of Cowper since the party’s foundation, although current member Luke Hartsuyker was run close when Kevin Rudd led Labor to power in 2007.

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WILLIAM BOWE | January 14, 2016 | FEDERAL POLITICS 2013- | |

NSW finally federally redistributed

Finalised new federal boundaries for New South Wales diminish Anthony Albanese’s incentive to abandon Grayndler for Barton, while still leaving the Liberals with their preselection headache in Hume.

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WILLIAM BOWE | January 14, 2016 | NSW POLITICS | |

Newspoll: 56-44 to Coalition in NSW

Nine months on from his re-election, Newspoll finds Mike Baird maintaining his dominance in New South Wales.

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WILLIAM BOWE | January 13, 2016 | SOUTH AUSTRALIAN POLITICS | |

Newspoll: 51-49 to Labor in South Australia

Newspoll records Jay Weatherill’s government retaining a narrow lead, as the personal ratings of both leaders head south.

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WILLIAM BOWE | January 12, 2016 | VICTORIAN POLITICS | |

Newspoll: 52-48 to Labor in Victoria

The latest Newspoll result from Victoria finds the year-old Labor government returning to earth with a thud – although Liberal leader Matthew Guy doesn’t appear to be making a favourable impression either.

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WILLIAM BOWE | January 11, 2016 | FEDERAL POLITICS 2013- | |

Morgan: 56-44 to Coalition

The first federal poll for the year provides no indication that the New Year break and its attendant political controversies have made much difference to voting intention.

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WILLIAM BOWE | January 07, 2016 | FEDERAL POLITICS 2013- | |

New year’s news snippets

Some festive season preselection news, plus one minor scrap of new polling.

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WILLIAM BOWE | January 07, 2016 | FEDERAL ELECTION 2016 | |

Seat of the week: Hume

The latest redistribution has given the moderately safe Liberal seat of Hume a makeover, with rural territory traded for the rapidly growing Sydney fringe centre of Camden.

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WILLIAM BOWE | January 04, 2016 | WESTERN AUSTRALIAN POLITICS | |

Newspoll: 53-47 to Labor in Western Australia

The latest state Newspoll for WA records voters flocking back to the major parties – the Labor Party in particular.

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