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Why unpopular leaders win elections while fan favourites flounder

Unpopular leaders have a history of winning elections. So why do we bother with the preferred leader poll at all?

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The philosophy of indecision — why Napthine still has a chance

Despite damning polls, undecided voters may still swing the Victorian state election in Napthine’s favour.

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Poll Bludger: Campbell Newman dead weight for Abbott govt

Tony Abbott has managed to reduce the size of swings against his party in some key seats but, in Queensland, Campbell Newman’s unpopularity continues to hurt the federal Coalition.

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Poll Bludger: Coalition hopes we’ll keep mentioning the war

Voters are responding favourably to tough talk on Iraq and Australia’s foreign policy agenda. But sooner or later those pesky domestic issues will come back …

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Poll Bludger: MH17 lifts Abbott’s numbers, but votes another story

The latest polls show an improvement in Tony Abbott’s personal ratings but don’t hide the fact that he is still deep in the doldrums despite his post-MH17 performance.

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Labor’s lead stretches to 53-47 as budget gloom lingers

It looked for a while like the Coalition’s numbers were going to turn around, but this week’s BludgerTrack shows Labor still ahead.

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Clown prince: how Clive Palmer bought himself a WA media frenzy

Palmer’s spent half a million on ads. And for those who don’t watch ads, he’s spent weeks playing the buffoon, earning him more coverage than any other party running on Saturday, write Myriam Robin and Ania Dutka.

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Essential: little concern over a Liberal bluewash

Voters aren’t particularly concerned about the prospect of more Liberal-led governments at COAG. Meanwhile, Essential Research finds support for Tony Abbott’s government improving.

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State polls: two new Liberal-led governments likely, one certain

Liberal oppositions are in the box seat to win government in state elections in Tasmania and South Australia tomorrow. But one of the races could be closer than many think.

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‘Consumer sentiment’: they say one thing and do another

Consumer sentiment might be down, but that won’t necessarily translate into economic gloom — especially given today’s jobs numbers, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

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Essential: unions undented by revelations; Cosgrove a popular pick

Tony Abbott’s selection of Peter Cosgrove as the next governor-general has been well-received by voters, today’s Essential Report finds.

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Essential: voters down on privatisation and the unemployed

Voters remain deeply opposed to any privatisation, even of things they’ve never heard of, this week’s Essential Report shows. And the view that the Newstart payment is too low isn’t widely shared by voters.

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Essential: public backs Abbott’s asylum seeker ‘war’

An Essential poll has found the Coalition’s tough line on asylum seekers is popular with the public, who don’t think most are genuine refugees. And people remain fairly evenly split on whether anthropogenic climate change is real.

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Essential: Abbott enjoying a summer holiday in the polls

One of the first polls of 2014 has found Tony Abbott and the Coalition are doing fine with voters — although the public certainly doesn’t like the idea of a $6 fee to visit the GP.

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The verdict is in on pollsters: Coalition bias, electorate polls fail

The final results are in on the 2013 federal election — so which pollster was closest to the mark? Our crack analyst crunches the numbers to produce some surprising results.

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How Cricket Australia is failing the punters

Crikey readers talk cricket, the latest Essential poll and the other great silence surrounding abortion.

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Essential: and the winner is … Joe Hockey

Tony Abbott’s approval rating is heading backwards on his first sitting day as Prime Minister.

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Essential: and the final result is … up to Clive’s voters

Tony Abbott’s majority will depend on which was minor party voters direct their preferences, a state-by-state polling breakdown suggests.

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Essential: Coalition to win, but a late surge to the minors

Essential’s last pre-election poll shows Tony Abbott poised for a comfortable win, but his chances of a landslide may have been cruelled by the likes of the Palmer Party.

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Essential: Labor vote collapses as voters warm to Abbott

Labor’s vote has collapsed over the last fortnight, leaving the Coalition poised for a strong win — and voters are beginning to warm to Tony Abbott.

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Essential: Greens surge keeps the major parties deadlocked

An unexpected surge to the Greens has seen Labor and the Coalition’s primary vote drop, leaving the election outcome in the balance.

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How Labor could hang on — with 49% of the 2PP vote

Labor might be able to hang on to power, depending on how much states diverge in voting outcomes.

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Polls closer than you think

Crikey readers have their say on the poll numbers, preference deals and why journalists aren’t allowed to ask follow-up questions.

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Essential: voters want aid, arts spending cut to curtail debt

The Coalition is onto something on its economic pitch to voters — they are worried about national debt, an Essential poll has found, and they do want spending cut to address it.

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The trolling, parody genius of ‘Nick Cater’

Nick Cater’s claims are so outlandishly ludicrous that he can be nothing other than an extremely well-executed hoax. And what a hoax! The hits keep on coming from “Cater”.

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