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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.


Galaxy: 51-49 to Labor in Victoria

William BoweFeb 20, 20175 Comments

New polling finds Daniel Andrews' government maintaining a slim lead statewide, but there's trouble brewing out west.

BludgerTrack: 53.0-47.0 to Labor

BludgerTrack: 53.0-47.0 to Labor

William BoweFeb 19, 2017858 Comments

Movement to the Coalition and Malcolm Turnbull after a better-than-usual result from Essential Research.

ReachTEL: 50-50 in Western Australia

William BoweFeb 18, 201730 Comments

A new poll defies conventional wisdom in finding the Barnett government to be in something like a winning position in Western Australia.

Essential Research: 52-48 to Labor

William BoweFeb 15, 20171955 Comments

Bill Shorten's personal ratings take a hit in Essential's latest poll, while Galaxy charts One Nation's ongoing progress in Queensland.

WA election candidates and preference deals

William BoweFeb 13, 201729 Comments

Upper house preference tickets considered in detail, along with a quick look at much-discussed Liberal-One Nation preference deal.

BludgerTrack: 53.3-46.7 to Labor

BludgerTrack: 53.3-46.7 to Labor

William BoweFeb 13, 20171048 Comments

The BludgerTrack poll aggregate continues to record incremental movement to Labor on two-party preferred, and One Nation on the primary vote.

Galaxy: Labor 31, LNP 33, One Nation 23 in Queensland; ReachTEL: 53-47 to LNP

William BoweFeb 11, 201721 Comments

The latest Queensland state poll finds One Nation continuing to tear strips off both parties' shares of the primary vote.

WA election: highlights of week one

William BoweFeb 10, 201733 Comments

Polling from Pilbara, plus a careful look at what the two leaders have been up to this week and why.

Essential Research: 53-47 to Labor

William BoweFeb 8, 20173021 Comments

A slight move back to the Coalition in this week's Essential Research poll, which also gauges support for Donald Trump's "Muslim ban".

Newspoll: 54-46 to Labor

William BoweFeb 5, 20171410 Comments

In the first Newspoll of the year, surging support for One Nation drains four points from the Coalition and widens its deficit on two-party preferred.

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