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Seat of the week: Melbourne

Seat of the week: Melbourne

William Bowe Saturday, November 3, 2012 1077 Comments

After powering to an historic victory in the electorate of Melbourne at the 2010 election, Greens MP Adam Bandt is likely to find the going a lot tougher next time around.

Swings (Queensland) and roundabouts (Hindmarsh)

William Bowe Friday, July 2, 2010 666 Comments

Roy Morgan has again rained on Julia Gillard’s poll parade, with a poll of 800 voters in four Queensland marginals showing Labor no better placed than they were said to be before Kevin Rudd’s demise. The four seats targeted are outer suburban Longman and regional Flynn, Dawson and Leichhardt, and if by some coincidence the […]

Newspoll: 53-47 to Labor

William Bowe Monday, June 28, 2010 1187 Comments

Julia Gillard’s first Newspoll confirms the trend of other polls, with Labor’s primary vote storming back seven points to 42 per cent, but the yield coming mostly from the Greens (down five to 10 per cent). The Coalition vote is steady on 40 per cent. This results in a relatively modest shift on the two-party […]

Julia Gillard: day two

William Bowe Friday, June 25, 2010 966 Comments

Australian politics has entered uncharted waters after yesterday’s brutally efficient leadership coup, but the consensus view is that Julia Gillard is favourite to lead Labor to a victory which might have been beyond Kevin Rudd. One naysayer is Peter Brent of Mumble, a man who has been known to get things right from time to […]

Morgan: 59.5-40.5

William Bowe Friday, October 2, 2009 1012 Comments

The latest Roy Morgan survey (two fortnights of face-to-face polling with a sample of 1129) has Labor’s two-party lead down from 62-38 to 59.5-40.5. Labor’s primary vote is down half a point to 51 per cent, the Coalition are up a solid three to 35.5 per cent and the Greens are down two to 7.5 […]

Newspoll: 55-45

William Bowe Monday, August 24, 2009 2352 Comments

The Australian reports that the latest fortnightly Newspoll has Labor’s lead at 55-45, down from 57-43 at the previous two polls. Labor’s primary vote is down one point to 44 per cent and the Coalition’s is up one point to 38 per cent. Malcolm Turnbull’s approval rating is up four points to 30 per cent. […]

Houses in disorder

William Bowe Friday, July 31, 2009 531 Comments

No Morgan poll this week, but the past week’s tide of political shenanigans and skulduggery can be held back no longer: • The by-election for the Tasmanian upper house district for Pembroke will be held tomorrow, which in partisan terms is the most interesting such contest for many a long year. Labor will not attempt […]