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Australian Exceptionalism

Australian Exceptionalism

Australian economic and social overview - wealth, income, distribution, growth and human development.

How Australian Pollsters lean

How Australian Pollsters lean

Comparing Australian pollsters and their relative partisan leans

Trend Updates for November

Trend Updates for November

Latest Australian political polling trends for October

Wipeout

Wipeout

Australian federal election simulations and polling trends

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Polling trends – Spring Session Edition

Polling trends – Spring Session Edition

Australian polling trends for Labor, the Coalition and the Greens

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

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

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 […]

New Trends and Gender Shifts

New Trends and Gender Shifts

Plugging all the new polling data of late into our trend system, we find that the medium term deterioration in the Labor government’s two party preferred vote has stabilised out around the 46% mark over the last 6 weeks. A lot of day to day stuff came and went, from budgets to boat people, from […]

The CSIRO gets HIP to debunking media hysteria

The CSIRO gets HIP to debunking media hysteria

The CSIRO last week released what was effectively a statistical analysis of the reality surrounding large parts of the infamous Home Insulation Program – or for those of you not familiar with this particular policy, you may have heard about it via it’s common alternative name in the mainstream media, the “OMG, PETER GARRETT IS […]

First Election Simulation for 2011

First Election Simulation for 2011

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 […]

Crashes and Rebounds

Crashes and Rebounds

Time for a polling trends update. First up, the broad sweep. Plugging all the latest polling data fit to print into our system, this is how the two party preferred Pollytrend has changed. We see a relatively sharp downturn for the government starting in late February, bottoming out around the second week of March, before […]