Joy oh joy! Antony Green’s election calculator and masses of Newspoll results all appear on the same day. It’s time to settle down for a weekend of wonkery.

Take a dekko at the state by state Newspoll results:

Coalition

NSW

Vic

Qld

SA

WA

2PP vote 2004

51.2

51.0

57.1

54.4

55.4

2PP Newspoll
Jul/Sep 2007

42

40

48

45

51

ALP

NSW

Vic

Qld

SA

WA

2PP vote 2004

48.8

49.0

42.9

45.6

44.6

2PP Newspoll
Jul/Sep 2007

58

60

52

55

49

Now, using Antony’s calculator, do the swings and give us the numbers in the notional new House of Representatives. I reckon they would give the ALP another 40 odd seats – plus Bass and Braddon in Tasmania and Solomon in the Top End.

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Peter Fray

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