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The Primary Dynamic

The Primary Dynamic

Possum Comitatus September 29, 2012 12 Comments

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.

What Australians Believe

What Australians Believe

Possum Comitatus June 11, 2012 49 Comments

Australian economic beliefs and our perceptions on the role of government

How Australian Pollsters lean

How Australian Pollsters lean

Possum Comitatus November 8, 2011 14 Comments

Comparing Australian pollsters and their relative partisan leans

Trend Updates for November

Trend Updates for November

Possum Comitatus November 8, 2011 7 Comments

Latest Australian political polling trends for October

Carbon Price opinion – the starting gates

Carbon Price opinion – the starting gates

Possum Comitatus March 2, 2011 127 Comments

Over the next 12 months, we’ll have more polls on pricing carbon than we can poke a stick at – some more valuable than others –  so it’s probably worth taking a squiz at where public views of carbon pricing sit at the starting gates of what will probably be a bit of a rollercoaster […]

A comprehensive look at what we think of our health system

A comprehensive look at what we think of our health system

Possum Comitatus December 21, 2010 32 Comments

Last month, the Menzies Centre for Health Policy released a health survey where they teamed up with The Nous Group to measure Australian perceptions of our health system. It was a telephone poll with a sample of 1201, giving us an MoE that maxes out around the 3% mark. A fairly broad range of questions […]

Public Opinion on same sex marriage

Public Opinion on same sex marriage

Possum Comitatus December 6, 2010 55 Comments

With three separate polls having been released over the last couple of months gauging public opinion on same sex marriage, it’s worth taking a squiz at how opinion has changed over the last few years, as well as breaking the results down to look at how there is a fairly wide variation on views among […]

Polling at the moment

Polling at the moment

Possum Comitatus October 26, 2010 33 Comments

You may have noticed that we’re not paying much attention here at the moment to political polling. The reason for that is that since the polling machines started winding back up, the results they’ve produced have been a bit odd. Not necesarrily wrong mind you, but just odd. We’re seeing Satisfaction/Approval ratings and Better/Preferred PM […]

Holy Godzilla Polls Batman

Holy Godzilla Polls Batman

Possum Comitatus August 18, 2010 50 Comments

Out of today’s Fairfax press comes the results of the JWS Research poll (full results here) we’ve all been hearing so much about. With a total sample size of 28,000, (no you didn’t read that wrong, twenty eight thousand!)  some of you folks would have either been polled yourself last Saturday and Sunday, or know […]

That Kingston Poll -Kapow

That Kingston Poll -Kapow

Possum Comitatus July 23, 2010 45 Comments

The Adelaide Advertiser did an interesting telephone poll  of the South Australian Labor held marginal seat of Kingston on Wednesday night – and they deserve a round of applause for  both spending the resources on it and undertaking the poll in fairly robust manner. One of the problems we often have with some of these […]