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Poll Bludger: are Day and Culleton victims of a silly, outdated rule?

Poll Bludger: are Day and Culleton victims of a silly, outdated rule?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

Clinton's got it in the bag, at least according to the bookies

Clinton's got it in the bag, at least according to the bookies

William BoweNov 7, 20161 Comment

Is Clinton a shoe-in to be the next United States president?

Is Trump a smart bet?

Is Trump a smart bet?

William BoweNov 4, 2016

Revelations from FBI director James Comey that the FBI is still investigating Hillary Clinton's emails have narrowed the polls considerably.

Poll Bludger: Bob Day kerfuffle lands us in a right constitutional pickle

Poll Bludger: Bob Day kerfuffle lands us in a right constitutional pickle

William BoweNov 2, 20161 Comment

Will Family First replace Bob Day with Australia's first Kenyan-born senator? Will Family First even be allowed to nominate a replacement? All these questions, and more, answered herein.

Poll Bludger: could Clinton's latest email scandal topple her campaign?

Poll Bludger: could Clinton's latest email scandal topple her campaign?

William BoweOct 31, 20163 Comments

Into the home straight, this election campaign is anything but.

Poll Bludger: Tony Abbott, last defender of true democracy

Poll Bludger: Tony Abbott, last defender of true democracy

William BoweOct 24, 2016

It's possible the British Labour party went a bit overboard with the democracy in its leadership selection process recently. Let this be a cautionary tale to other political parties around the world.

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