Menu
Scroll to top

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.

A hung parliament is a very real possibility for NSW

A hung parliament is a very real possibility for NSW

The only other likely outcome is an outright Coalition win, despite the problems Gladys Berejiklian has in regional areas.

Forget the leadership rumours, the Nationals have to get through NSW first

Forget the leadership rumours, the Nationals have to get through NSW first

As federal Nationals whisper of a pre-election leadership spill, the NSW branch has its own share of problems in the imminent state election.

The Liberals' women problem strikes again in WA

The Liberals' women problem strikes again in WA

A recent preselection in the WA seat of Stirling has cost the Liberals an opportunity to persuade women in Perth that they should keep faith with the party.

No, this isn't Morrison's 'Tampa moment'

No, this isn't Morrison's 'Tampa moment'

It's going to take a lot more than the goings-on of the "Canberra bubble" to transform the medivac loss to the Coalition's advantage come election time.

The independent wave rises, but washing out the Liberals won't be easy

The independent wave rises, but washing out the Liberals won't be easy

With Labor poised to take conventional battleground seats, the prospect of an independent blue-ribbon rebellion means the Liberal Party is facing a calamity unlike any it has suffered before.

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.