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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.

How the states will shape a landslide Coalition loss

How the states will shape a landslide Coalition loss

Internal polling has indicated a wipeout loss for the Coalition in the upcoming federal election. But is it all doom and gloom for the government?

Greens toppled by preference whispering

Greens toppled by preference whispering

The Greens have been almost completely removed from Victoria's upper house. But it's good news for Labor.

The seats that blew the Libs out of the water

The seats that blew the Libs out of the water

Some of the worst results corresponded with the electorates of federal MPs who helped bring the party to its present state by backing Peter Dutton's bid for the leadership.

Victoria votes: marginal seats to watch in Saturday's poll

Victoria votes: marginal seats to watch in Saturday's poll

From Ripon to the Latrobe Valley: the places around Victoria we expect to be most hotly contested in Saturday's Victorian election.

While others abandon preference whispering, Victoria persists

While others abandon preference whispering, Victoria persists

Victorian Labor has been fairly consistent in its reticence to let go of group voting tickets.

US midterms confirm America is deeply (and dangerously) divided

US midterms confirm America is deeply (and dangerously) divided

Though the Democrats seized the House, the results suggest Donald Trump's populist movement retains much of its potency.

Insurgent Greens are the real threat to Labor in Victoria

Insurgent Greens are the real threat to Labor in Victoria

With the Liberals down and out, the Greens represent the real challenge for Labor at the November 24 state election.

After Wentworth: which electorate will the rise and rise of independents take next?

After Wentworth: which electorate will the rise and rise of independents take next?

After Kerryn Phelps overturned a 18% margin in Wentworth, what other seats might be under threat?

How Phelps' Wentworth triumph was almost thwarted

How Phelps' Wentworth triumph was almost thwarted

The chaos of the Wentworth byelection result reveals that Australia is yet to catch up to the new era of pre-polling.

The curtain rises on Wentworth and it should be one hell of a show

The curtain rises on Wentworth and it should be one hell of a show

Here's where things currently stand for key candidates Kerryn Phelps, Tim Murray and Dave Sharma.