Possum Comitatus — Editor of Pollytics

Possum Comitatus

Editor of Pollytics

Political Commentator and Blogger

July, 2013

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When Wholes Are Less Than Sums of the Parts

, Jul 01, 2013

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Headline national two party preferred results are clouding the dynamics and reality of what is happening at the state level - where elections are won and lost
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Anatomy of a Modern Campaign

, Apr 22, 2013

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One of the biggest jokes politics plays on itself is “secrecy” – secret internal polling that apparently makes public polling wrong, secret campaign tactics that relegate Sun Tzu to the status of mere amateur, through to other various secret and supposedly profound insights into the electorate that are beyond the comprehension of normal mortals.  Cryptic […]
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Megapoll – Full Breakdowns

, Apr 10, 2013

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The data and breakdowns from the largest political poll ever conducted in Australia - all focusing on privatisation and Qld
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Trends, The Horserace and random numbers

, Nov 11, 2012

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Today we look at latest polling trends, the timing issues of the ALP carbon tax recovery and big analysis of how most of Australia’s polling and political commentary is based on random numbers.
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Qld State Polling and Bad Analysis

, Oct 01, 2012

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How two pollsters showing identical results can deliver two completely different accounts of voter behaviour - why timeliness matters if you want to avoid bad analysis
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The Primary Dynamic

, Sep 29, 2012

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The extraordinary growth in the relationship between perceptions of the Prime Minister and the electoral fortunes of the government they lead. A statistical analysis of our new primary dynamic.
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Introducing the Qld Treasurer

, Jul 02, 2012

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Introducing Tim Nicholls, the man who doesn't realise he's the Treasurer
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What Australians Believe

, Jun 11, 2012

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Australian economic beliefs and our perceptions on the role of government
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The State of Play for June

, Jun 05, 2012

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Australian federal polling trends for June
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The 2012 State of Play

, Feb 09, 2012

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Australian federal polling trends and election simulations