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William Bowe

William Bowe — Editor of The Poll Bludger

William Bowe

Editor of The Poll Bludger

William Bowe is a Perth-based election analyst and occasional teacher of political science. His blog, The Poll Bludger, is one of the most heavily trafficked forums for online discussion of Australian politics, and joined the Crikey stable in 2008.


BludgerTrack: 53.1-46.9 to Labor

BludgerTrack: 53.1-46.9 to Labor

William BoweAug 18, 2017890 Comments

With only one new poll this week, the latest BludgerTrack update yields little to report.

Essential Research: 54-46 to Labor

William BoweAug 15, 20172292 Comments

Essential Research records support for a postal survey on same-sex marriage dissolving on contact with reality, while voting intention remains unchanged.

ReachTEL Victorian state marginals polling

William BoweAug 13, 201712 Comments

Polls of four seats in Melbourne's electorally sensitive south-east provide encouraging results for Daniel Andrews, whose government's fortunes appear to have reversed.

EMRS: Liberal 37, Labor 34, Greens 16 in Tasmania

William BoweAug 12, 20173 Comments

A surge in support for Labor's new leader puts the Tasmanian Liberal government in grave peril, according to a new poll.

Saturday snippets

Saturday snippets

William BoweAug 12, 20172482 Comments

Detailed polling on same-sex marriage and republicanism, plus state electoral developments in New South Wales and South Australia.

BludgerTrack: 53.3-46.7 to Labor

BludgerTrack: 53.3-46.7 to Labor

William BoweAug 11, 2017716 Comments

A solid move to Labor in this week's reading of the poll aggregate, although its concentration in Victoria means it makes no difference to the seat projection.

YouGov-Fifty Acres: 50-50

William BoweAug 9, 20171910 Comments

YouGov's latest records primary support for the major parties lower than others, and finds strong support for both same-sex marriage and a plebiscite.

Essential Research: 54-46 to Labor

William BoweAug 8, 2017714 Comments

The Coalition takes a hit in the latest voting intention reading from Essential Research, which also records solid support for anything on same-sex marriage other than inaction.

Newspoll: 53-47 to Labor

William BoweAug 6, 2017747 Comments

Newspoll records the same two-party preferred result for the sixth poll in a row.

Sunday snippets

William BoweAug 6, 2017541 Comments

A whole bunch of preselection news, plus retrospective findings from an Australia Institute survey on the Rudd government's handling of the global financial crisis.