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Dead wood and bad blood

William BoweMar 13, 2004

One swallow does not a summer make, and even the months from December to February don't count for as much as other seasons on the Australian political calendar (the ones not habitual

Last word on Queensland

William BoweFeb 25, 2004

With the post-mortem guide to the 2004 Queensland election now fully resolved, The Poll Bludger is off to Perth for a week to, you know, soak up the elector


William BoweFeb 16, 2004

The Poll Bludger has stirred from his week-long post-election coma and is hard at work (honest) putting his Queensland election guide to bed now that someth

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Call of the board

William BoweFeb 8, 2004

At the close of last night's count Labor were ahead in 64 seats, the Nationals in 14, Liberal in six, One Nation in one and independents in four. It is universally anticipated that p

I take it all back

William BoweFeb 7, 2004

Just kidding. Two hours out from the closure of polls I thought it worth noting that the Sunshine Coast Daily today carries "p

Poll that matters

William BoweFeb 7, 2004

Newspoll hath spoken. Lest we forget, this organisation showed what it was worth at the last Queensland election with a final survey that nailed Labor's score to within 0.1 per cent

Only one more day o' pollin', one more day-o ...

William BoweFeb 6, 2004

Crikey today provided an assessment from Melbourne-based election watcher Charles Richardson, whose reading of the Queensland situation is broadly in line with the Poll Bludger's exc

Fourth thoughts, roughies, more polls

William BoweFeb 6, 2004

The Courier Mail today provides the final TNS Global poll for the campaign (Newspo

Second and third thoughts

William BoweFeb 4, 2004

The Poll Bludger has received outstanding intelligence from Queensland observer Peter Krumins which has prompted what will no doubt be the first of many second thoughts about my

Polls and prophecies

William BoweFeb 3, 2004

The last few days have produced a flurry of localised opinion polling, much of it dubious but all of it pointing so firmly in the same direction that only one conclusion is possible

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