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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: voters return in droves to the One Nation bandwagon

Poll Bludger: voters return in droves to the One Nation bandwagon

William BoweJun 19, 20177 Comments

After all the controversy of the past couple of months, there has been a curious resurgence in support for Pauline Hanson's One Nation.

Poll Bludger: intergenerational war is the new class conflict in the UK

Poll Bludger: intergenerational war is the new class conflict in the UK

William BoweJun 14, 201710 Comments

It's no longer so much a matter of rich versus poor, as old versus young, as the voting patterns from the recent UK general election suggest.

Poll Bludger: why Qld Labor backed Adani's coal mine despite voter backlash

Poll Bludger: why Qld Labor backed Adani's coal mine despite voter backlash

William BoweJun 7, 201710 Comments

Adani's wildly controversial $16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine project in central Queensland is the latest in a long line of issues putting Labor at risk of dividing two key supporter bases.

Poll Bludger: do the young love Corbyn enough to actually vote?

Poll Bludger: do the young love Corbyn enough to actually vote?

William BoweJun 2, 20175 Comments

The latest polls actually have Labour within cooee of the Tories, thanks to a huge surge in support among young people for Jeremy Corbyn's party. But will the young actually turn out and vote?

Poll Bludger: do swinging voters even pay attention to the budget?

Poll Bludger: do swinging voters even pay attention to the budget?

William BoweMay 17, 20171 Comment

And is the fabled "post-budget bounce" a real thing?

Poll Bludger: despite shifting public attitudes on abortion, criminalisation remains in Qld, NSW

Poll Bludger: despite shifting public attitudes on abortion, criminalisation remains in Qld, NSW

William BoweMay 15, 201711 Comments

To the extent that abortion’s technical status as a criminal offence remains, it's clearly the case that the law is running behind public opinion.

Poll Bludger: why tonight will look suspiciously like an election budget

Poll Bludger: why tonight will look suspiciously like an election budget

William BoweMay 9, 20172 Comments

The next federal election is two years away, but Malcolm Turnbull has a pretty good incentive to turn around his dismal Newspoll figures right now with a kinder, gentler budget.

Credlin is wrong: Tony Abbott was not more popular with women than Turnbull

Credlin is wrong: Tony Abbott was not more popular with women than Turnbull

William BoweMay 5, 20175 Comments

Despite Peta Credlin's claims, Tony Abbott's "woman problem" was real. And Turnbull is, on the whole, more popular with female voters.

Poll Bludger: One Nation legal woes spell electoral trouble for LNP

Poll Bludger: One Nation legal woes spell electoral trouble for LNP

William BoweMay 1, 20174 Comments

The prospect of a One Nation crossbench delivering power to the LNP in Queensland is rapidly diminishing.

Poll Bludger: the accidental overnight success of Cory Bernardi

William BoweApr 26, 201714 Comments

Cory Bernardi was headed for electoral disaster with his one-man Australian Conservative band. But with the help of Family First, he could become a force to be reckoned with.

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