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Paramatta, Eden-Monaro and elsewhere

William BoweOct 2, 2004

Two polls taken after the Liberal launch on Sunday and before Labor's effort on Wednesday suggest Labor will need every bit of the bounce that Medicare Gold can offer them if they ar

Behind in Hindmarsh

William BoweOct 1, 2004

If Medicare Gold really is going to swing older voters, the one electorate where the impact should be clearest is the coastal Adelaide seat of Hindm

Broken circuits

William BoweOct 1, 2004

The Poll Bludger's Runs on the Board tally has remained stuck in a very narrow band since week two of the campaign, when the Coalition opened up a slim lead as polling trends suggest

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A tale of four seats

William BoweSep 30, 2004

Four new campaign updates for the ever-burgeoning House of Representatives guide. Once again, the action begins in the electorate of ...

Victorian Senate overview

William BoweSep 29, 2004

Welcome to the belated second installment in our six-part series looking at the state Senate contests, today's subject being Victoria. As a service to bewildered Victorian voters, wh

Family First, Labor last

William BoweSep 28, 2004

Antony Green has dropped a line to advise caution in my assumption that Liberal preferences will overwhelmingly favour the Greens over Labor in Mel

Newspoll, Morgan and Westpoll

William BoweSep 27, 2004

Tomorrow's Newspoll has Labor maintaining most of its surprise lead from last week, now leading 52-48. Roy Morgan's face-to-face poll released today had the parties evenly split on t

Around the grounds

William BoweSep 27, 2004

Week five, and what better way to kick it off than with a batch of new campaign updates for the House of Representatives guide.

Trouble and strife

William BoweSep 25, 2004

Judith Brett, professor of politics at La Trobe University and author of Australian Liberals and the Moral Middle Class,

An innings and 300 runs

William BoweSep 24, 2004

For the second week in a row ACNielsen has produced an eyebrow-raising primary vote for the Coalition. Speaking on Sky News this evening, Margo Kingston revealed that the poll to app

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