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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.


Essential Research: 53-47 to Labor

William BoweOct 18, 20161274 Comments

The weekly result from Essential Research finds Labor's lead reaching heights not seen since the last days of Tony Abbott.

Australian Capital Territory election live

William BoweOct 15, 2016207 Comments

Live coverage of the count for today's Australian Capital Territory election.

BludgerTrack: 52.1-47.9 to Labor

BludgerTrack: 52.1-47.9 to Labor

William BoweOct 15, 20161330 Comments

Two new polls this week have made no difference to Labor's modest lead in the BludgerTrack poll aggregate.

Morgan state polling: October 2016

William BoweOct 10, 20167 Comments

Roy Morgan's latest round of state polling finds Labor sneaking ahead in New South Wales, and building on a modest lead in Western Australia five months out from an election. UPDATE: With further state results now from Essential as well.

Australian Capital Territory election guide

William BoweOct 10, 201644 Comments

An overview of Saturday's election in the Australian Capital Territory, where Labor is seeking to make it five in a row.

Newspoll: 52-48 to Labor

William BoweOct 9, 20162214 Comments

Newspoll finds Labor retaining the clear two-party preferred lead it opened a fortnight ago, and an even balance of opinion on the realism of renewable energy targets.

BludgerTrack: 52.0-48.0 to Labor

BludgerTrack: 52.0-48.0 to Labor

William BoweOct 7, 20161021 Comments

The Track is back, as Essential Research moves a point in favour of the Coalition.

Presidential election tracker: Clinton 47.8, Trump 43.7

Presidential election tracker: Clinton 47.8, Trump 43.7

William BoweOct 4, 2016128 Comments

After all but closing the gap in the lead-up to last week's debate, national poll aggregation now finds Donald Trump on more familiar ground.

Newspoll quarterly breakdowns: August-September 2016

William BoweOct 3, 20161633 Comments

Aggregated Newspoll breakdowns find nothing too remarkable going on beneath the surface of the three polls it has published since the election.

Newspoll: 51-49 to Coalition in New South Wales

William BoweSep 28, 201611 Comments

Mike Baird's personal ratings have crashed in the first New South Wales state Newspoll result since the start of the year.

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