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William Bowe — Editor of The Poll Bludger

William Bowe

Editor of The Poll Bludger

William Bowe is a Perth-based election analyst and occasional teacher of political science. His blog, The Poll Bludger, is one of the most heavily trafficked forums for online discussion of Australian politics, and joined the Crikey stable in 2008.

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Poll Bludger: Hansonism is a more potent force than Katterism or Palmerism

Poll Bludger: Hansonism is a more potent force than Katterism or Palmerism

William BoweJan 16, 20179 Comments

Pauline Hanson's latest breakthrough came on Friday, when Steve Dickson defected from the Liberal National Party.

Who will replace Rod Culleton?

Who will replace Rod Culleton?

William BoweJan 12, 20171 Comment

The problem for Hanson, and whoever her proposed successor might prove to be, is the challenge to Culleton’s election that is currently before the High Court.

Poll Bludger: One Nation could drag Turnbull further to the right

Poll Bludger: One Nation could drag Turnbull further to the right

William BoweJan 9, 20178 Comments

A detailed analysis of post-election polling suggests the government faces difficulties in Queensland. My, oh my, who could possibly help them out of that bind?

Poll Bludger: Barnett's MYEFO relief ... kind of

Poll Bludger: Barnett's MYEFO relief ... kind of

William BoweDec 23, 20164 Comments

Check out what's up in WA. And don't forget to have a merry Christmas.

Poll Bludger: despite the Culleton fiasco, One Nation is more popular than ever

Poll Bludger: despite the Culleton fiasco, One Nation is more popular than ever

William BoweDec 19, 20164 Comments

Opinion polls consistently indicate that Pauline Hanson's supporters have been little troubled by her party's internal problems.

One Nation Mark II: bigger, badder and even more unhinged

One Nation Mark II: bigger, badder and even more unhinged

William BoweNov 25, 20169 Comments

Pauline Hanson helms a popular party that could determine the fate of government legislation and two state elections. More's the pity her party is coming apart at the seams.

Poll Bludger: Nats shot down in Orange

Poll Bludger: Nats shot down in Orange

William BoweNov 14, 2016

The anti-establishment backlash hurts the Nationals in Orange -- and it could hurt Mike Baird.

The end of the Silver gold standard in polling

The end of the Silver gold standard in polling

William BoweNov 10, 20163 Comments

Why did the polls get it so very wrong?

Comey's email bombshell-that-wasn't tightens the odds

Comey's email bombshell-that-wasn't tightens the odds

William BoweNov 8, 2016

And what is happening in Congressional and Senate races?

Poll Bludger: are Day and Culleton victims of a silly, outdated rule?

Poll Bludger: are Day and Culleton victims of a silly, outdated rule?

William BoweNov 8, 20162 Comments

Section 44 of the Australian constitution was drafted in the late 19th century to ensure that only the "right" sort of person could make it to Parliament.

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