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The wood from the trees

William BoweOct 6, 2004

Appearances in the media suggest that Labor's qualified plan to end old growth logging in Tasmania has misfired, having created uncertainty among those employed by the timber industr

South Australian Senate overview

William BoweOct 5, 2004

Today the Poll Bludger will wrap up his Senate coverage and devote the remaining precious few days to the real action. What follows is South Australia, with Tasmania and the territor

Newspoll, Morgan and Galaxy

William BoweOct 4, 2004

Tomorrow's Newspoll has the Coalition leading on two-party preferred for the first time year, not counting the ridiculously quirky result of May 28-30. That lead however is as narrow

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Back to earth with ACNielsen

William BoweOct 4, 2004

ACNielsen today offers the first comprehensive poll taken entirely after both parties' launches. It finds the Coalition ahead 52-48 on two-party preferred and, in keeping with the or

The top right-hand corner and the bit on the left

William BoweOct 4, 2004

Having dragged his heels in running through the various Senate contests, the Poll Bludger today offers two for the price of one - first Queensland, then

Examiner examined

William BoweOct 3, 2004

For the second time in the campaign the Launceston Examiner has run results from a poll conducted by EMRS covering about 200 voters in each of Tasmania's five electorates and again t

Parramatta and Eden-Monaro (again) (plus others)

William BoweOct 3, 2004

A Taverner poll in today's Sun-Herald is one of the few polls of the campaign to show Labor looking good in

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