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Carbon Price opinion – the starting gates

Carbon Price opinion – the starting gates

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 […]

The trends for February’s ends

The trends for February’s ends

Now that a Morgan phone poll has been released, we have a complete set of polls making up a single polling cycle for the first time this year.  Since some of these buggers have spent a fair bit of time in the festive season wilderness, it’s probably worth taking a look at how they’ve all […]

The Trends Are Back.

The Trends Are Back.

“The time has come”, the Walrus said, “to talk of many things” – but we’ll start with our new polling trend measures. You may remember that last term we had two trend measures – the all pollster trend (which was an aggregation of the results of every pollster) and our phone pollster trend (which did […]

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Words simply escape me – just compare and contrast. Over at The Australian, some dismal attempt at a human being wrote in Media Diary: A resident of north Queensland has just called into Sydney radio to say the roof of their cubby house was blown off during Cyclone Yasi. Also, reports of garage doors being […]

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What’s a 1.8 billion levy look like?

What’s a 1.8 billion levy look like?

We’ll all be rooned by the Great Big New Tax Levy – it will put pressure on the retail sector, it’s a mateship tax, it will hit demand at a vulnerable time, first borns will die etc etc. Those were the lines earlier today from a variety of usual suspects on the governments now proposed […]

Floods, prices and mortality

Floods, prices and mortality

With the flood waters receding in Queensland – giving us our first real look at the size of the damage involved – it might be worth going back and having a bit of a squiz at what happened on the economic front immediately following the last big South East Qld flood drama in January 1974. […]

A comprehensive look at what we think of our health system

A comprehensive look at what we think of our health system

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

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 […]

How the mighty fell

How the mighty fell

One of the more astonishing things about the federal election result is how the ALP managed to destroy such an enormous amount of public goodwill over such a relatively small time frame. To really highlight the drama of it all, it’s worth looking at a couple of charts. Firstly, let’s take every two party preferred […]

US Midterms and more Reactor responses

That peculiar Tuesday in November has come again, where the US midterm elections will be taking up the mind of your average political tragic today.  Roy Morgan Research has run their Reactor technology over another couple of batches of political advertising, giving us a look at American audience responses. The first batch is from this […]