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Phoney war dispatches: Newspoll somersault special

William BoweJun 1, 2004

In the past week two articles in The Australian - one on Saturday and

Green and red

William BoweMay 31, 2004

Your correspondent had heretofore enjoyed a monopoly as Poll Bludger content provider, but he is more than happy to surrender it to ABC election analyst Antony Green. Mr Green droppe

Phoney war dispatches: calm before the storm edition

William BoweMay 25, 2004

With the election appearing even more imminent than was realised, the Poll Bludger has abandoned sleep and meal breaks to complete his guide to the federal elec

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Phoney war dispatches: budget polling bonanza

William BoweMay 18, 2004

Budget week has let loose a torrent of opinion poll results from which you can argue whatever you like, depending on which ones you choose. Roy Morgan and Newspoll both reported a po

Budget lockdown

William BoweMay 13, 2004

Readers will hardly need the Poll Bludger to inform them that the spending bonanza in Tuesday night's budget has had pretty much everyone convinced that the federal election will be

Phoney war dispatches: episode three

William BoweMay 9, 2004

Welcome to the Poll Bludger's Mothers' Day Edition of Phoney War Dispatches. • Tuesday's Newspoll had the Coalition and Labor

Phoney war dispatches: episode two

William BoweMay 2, 2004

Despite an eventful week in federal politics, things were somewhat quieter on the electoral front. • ACNielsen turned in a near replica of last week's

Half-time report

William BoweMay 1, 2004

Results from the Tasmanian upper house elections are in line with the expectations outlined below, although Steve Mav has done better th

Belated Apsley and Elwick preview

William BoweMay 1, 2004

The Poll Bludger apologises for his failure to come good on his promised preview of today's Tasmanian Legislative Council elections in a more timely manner, as the good citizens of A

Dispatches from the phony war: episode one

William BoweApr 25, 2004

Today the Poll Bludger commemorates Anzac Day with the first in what will be a regular series drawing together the major events of the preceding week as momentum builds towards the c