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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: chaotic NT govt at death's door

Poll Bludger: chaotic NT govt at death's door

William BoweAug 26, 20161 Comment

In the bush and in the city, Labor looks set to dominate the Country Liberal Party at the Northern Territory election tomorrow.

Poll Bludger: the results are in, but which lucky senators will get full terms?

Poll Bludger: the results are in, but which lucky senators will get full terms?

William BoweAug 5, 2016

There are two different methods used to allocate three- and six-year terms to elected senators after a double dissolution.

Poll Bludger: could the High Court overturn Labor's win in Herbert?

Poll Bludger: could the High Court overturn Labor's win in Herbert?

William BoweAug 1, 20166 Comments

A number of legal precedents are of note here ...

Poll Bludger: the results are in -- Tassie's new senators confirmed

Poll Bludger: the results are in -- Tassie's new senators confirmed

William BoweJul 28, 20163 Comments

And the winners are ...

Poll Bludger: how did the pollsters do?

Poll Bludger: how did the pollsters do?

William BoweJul 25, 20161 Comment

The pollsters had as much to prove as the pollies.

Poll Bludger: what the hell is going on in Herbert?

Poll Bludger: what the hell is going on in Herbert?

William BoweJul 20, 20161 Comment

How is it that we still don't know which candidate has won the Queensland seat of Herbert?

Poll Bludger: Turnbull won seats that Abbott never would

Poll Bludger: Turnbull won seats that Abbott never would

William BoweJul 18, 20166 Comments

Despite his struggles, the modern and moderate image projected by Turnbull did hit home with important voter cohorts.

Poll Bludger: crunching numbers for the new Senate

Poll Bludger: crunching numbers for the new Senate

William BoweJul 12, 20162 Comments

Who's in, who's out.

Voting reform brought in a Senate as unmanageable as Australia itself

Voting reform brought in a Senate as unmanageable as Australia itself

William BoweJul 11, 20166 Comments

Pauline Hanson might have got in anyway, but the high number of independents and crossbenchers is down to Turnbull.

Poll Bludger: the seats that hang in the balance

Poll Bludger: the seats that hang in the balance

William BoweJul 4, 20164 Comments

Crunching the numbers, seat-by-seat, is a hung parliament really all that "likely"?

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