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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.


Newspoll: 52-48 to Labor

William BoweDec 5, 2016923 Comments

What will presumably be the last Newspoll of the year adds to impression given by other pollsters of slight movement to the Coalition as the year draws to an end.

BludgerTrack: 52.2-47.8 to Labor

BludgerTrack: 52.2-47.8 to Labor

William BoweDec 2, 20161118 Comments

Movement back to the Coalition on BludgerTrack this week, as Ipsos and Essential deliver the government relatively encouraging results.

Ipsos: 51-49 to Labor

William BoweNov 27, 20161802 Comments

The first Fairfax-Ipsos poll since the election comes in slightly lower for Labor than Newspoll's and Essential Research's recent form.

BludgerTrack: 53.0-47.0 to Labor

BludgerTrack: 53.0-47.0 to Labor

William BoweNov 26, 2016467 Comments

The BludgerTrack poll aggregate continues to drift minimally in Labor's favour.

Newspoll: 53-47 to Labor

William BoweNov 21, 20161599 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull's personal ratings bounce back from recent lows, amid an otherwise stable set of readings from Newspoll.

BludgerTrack: 52.8-47.2 to Labor

BludgerTrack: 52.8-47.2 to Labor

William BoweNov 21, 2016381 Comments

Labor retains its solid lead on the latest reading of the national poll aggregate, although a Galaxy poll of federal voting intention in Queensland has taken some of the shine off Labor's position on the seat projection.

Galaxy: 52-48 to Labor in Victoria

William BoweNov 21, 20161 Comment

A Galaxy poll suggests that law and order issues are a headache for Daniel Andrews' Victorian government, which nonetheless maintains the modest lead that brought it to power two years ago.

Orange, Wollongong and Canterbury by-elections

William BoweNov 17, 201636 Comments

Background detail and live coverage for today's trio of New South Wales by-elections, including the Nationals-versus-Labor contest in Orange.

Essential Research: 53-47 to Labor

William BoweNov 15, 20161707 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten both lose ground on the question of best person to lead their party, as voting intention remains largely unchanged.

BludgerTrack: 52.7-47.3 to Labor

BludgerTrack: 52.7-47.3 to Labor

William BoweNov 14, 2016560 Comments

The gap between Labor and the Coalition widens in this week's poll aggregate reading, on the strength of similar results from Newspoll and Essential Research.

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