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The 2012 State of Play

The 2012 State of Play

Possum Comitatus February 9, 2012 49 Comments

Australian federal polling trends and election simulations

Wipeout

Wipeout

Possum Comitatus September 28, 2011 35 Comments

Australian federal election simulations and polling trends

Pollytrend, Election Sims and Labor’s worst month in government

Pollytrend, Election Sims and Labor’s worst month in government

Possum Comitatus July 2, 2011 24 Comments

Being the end of June, it’s time to crank up the stats and run our quarterly election simulations based on polling aggregates of the last 3 months from all the pollsters that provide state level breakdowns. However, before we do, it’s worth updating our Pollytrend measures as the month of June turned out to be […]

First Election Simulation for 2011

First Election Simulation for 2011

Possum Comitatus April 1, 2011 21 Comments

With the Newspoll quarterly release this week, we now have enough data to aggregate the pollsters together, break the aggregated sample down into state based components and run our first election simulation for 2011. Before we start though, it’s worth running though an updated Pollytrend to show how the polls have moved over the January […]

New Election Simulation.

New Election Simulation.

Possum Comitatus August 18, 2010 43 Comments

With today’s combined two week Newspoll breakdown released over at The Oz, we can aggregate the results with the last two Nielsens and the JWS Godzilla poll to run some simulations. Ordinarily we make a pooled super sample of all the polls,  weighted by sample size, to get aggregate state results from which to crunch […]

First campaign election simulation

First campaign election simulation

Possum Comitatus August 4, 2010 39 Comments

With the Newspoll release today of a slightly smaller than usual demographic breakdown (n=3437 rather than the usual n=5500+), we can combine them up with the last 2 Nielsen polls and run them through our election simulation – representing the broad period of July 22nd through to August 2nd, with a pooled sample of n=6193. […]

The electoral reality of Rudd’s last days.

The electoral reality of Rudd’s last days.

Possum Comitatus June 28, 2010 37 Comments

Hidden among the events of Thursday’s spill was Newspoll’s quarterly release of their polling demographic breakdowns between April and June in The Oz. In what can only be described as very convenient timing, this allows us to pool these Newspoll results with the Nieslen results over the same period (plus one  unpublished phone poll I […]

Election Simulation – Quarter 1 2010

Election Simulation – Quarter 1 2010

Possum Comitatus April 9, 2010 9 Comments

With Newspoll having released its quarterly polling breakdowns, we can now combine them with the Nielsen data for the last three months and  run our election simulation – giving us the most likely result were an election held over the Jan-Mar period and the results matched the polling. While the headline results showed a sharp […]

Federal Polling in Qld

Federal Polling in Qld

Possum Comitatus February 15, 2010 4 Comments

Today via the Courier Mail comes a Federal poll for Qld showing the primaries running 46/39 to the Coalition, washing out into a two party preferred of 51/49 to the Coalition. This comes from a sample size of 800, giving us an MoE that maxes out around the 3.5% mark. At the 2007 election, the […]

Seats at Risk – Quarter 4 2009

Seats at Risk – Quarter 4 2009

Possum Comitatus January 4, 2010 27 Comments

Ever wonder how ‘at risk’ your local member might be? Now that we have the full spectrum of quarterly polling data from Newspoll and Nielsen, not only can we run election simulations, but we can also use those simulation results to take a closer look at which seats would have been most likely to fall […]