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On your marks

William BoweAug 12, 2004

Politically incorrect though it may be to repeatedly blow the trumpet of a Murdoch tabloid, the Poll Bludger just can't get enough of Tuesday's edition of the Daily Telegraph. Yet an

A Galaxy far, far away

William BoweAug 11, 2004

The Poll Bludger is not big on conspiracy theories, but it is worth noting that recent opinion polls commissioned by Sydney's Daily Telegraph have raised eyebrows even among those wh

Bellwether report

William BoweAug 10, 2004

Two polls released yesterday have given Labor still further cause to pray that Mark Latham's FTA manoeuvre and the public statement by former diplomats and department heads critical

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The family that prays together

William BoweAug 9, 2004

It is little wonder that reporters covering the South Australian state election in February 2002 failed to anticipate the success of the Family First party. Long renowned as a haven

If Boothby told

William BoweAug 8, 2004

Regular reader and one-time Labor candidate for Sturt Phil Robins got rather carried away recently when dropping a line to point out a factual error

One day in September

William BoweAug 5, 2004

A recent burst of speculation surrounding a September 18 poll has prompted a revision to the Poll Bludger's federal election calendar, which had given the

Week off

William BoweJul 29, 2004

The Poll Bludger will be lying low for the following week - he trusts the Prime Minister will do the right thing and not call an election in his absence. Until then, all you opinion

Maintain your age

William BoweJul 28, 2004

A noted feature of recent opinion polling has been a continuing softening of support for Mark Latham among those old enough to know better. Last week's ACNielsen poll showed Labor's

The People versus Seven Sunrise

William BoweJul 25, 2004

Because the Poll Bludger does not like to wade out of his depth, the obvious electoral law issues raised by the Seven Sunrise program's "Vote for Me" contest were not canva

A tale of two seats

William BoweJul 24, 2004

A couple of entries in the federal election guide have needed substantial revisions recently, the obvious example being the Liberal vacancy created in the M

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