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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: WA beckons, Labor heeds the call

Poll Bludger: WA beckons, Labor heeds the call

William BoweJun 22, 2016

Polls have emerged during the campaign showing WA seats Cowan and Burt going down to the wire.

Poll Bludger: Nick Xenophon, kingmaker

Poll Bludger: Nick Xenophon, kingmaker

William BoweJun 21, 20164 Comments

Labor and the Libs are both quaking in their boots in the face of unprecedented polling for minor parties (except the Greens). And the biggest bogeyman of all is Nick.

Poll Bludger: major parties collude to stonewall Greens

Poll Bludger: major parties collude to stonewall Greens

William BoweJun 14, 201613 Comments

What seems to be emerging is the outline of a grand bargain between Liberal and Labor to stave off minor party predators.

Seats to watch: storm-ravaged northern Tasmania, where the winds of change roar

Seats to watch: storm-ravaged northern Tasmania, where the winds of change roar

William BoweJun 7, 20162 Comments

The storm has brought Malcolm Turnbull to Tasmania -- but Bass, Braddon and Lyons had has attention anyway.

Poll Bludger: can Labor take the crucial Sunshine State marginals?

Poll Bludger: can Labor take the crucial Sunshine State marginals?

William BoweJun 2, 20161 Comment

Shorten's recent movements may reflect a calculation that Labor can still chart a narrow course for victory through Queensland's abundance of marginal seats.

Poll Bludger: why Labor is ahead in the polls but everyone thinks the Coalition will win

Poll Bludger: why Labor is ahead in the polls but everyone thinks the Coalition will win

William BoweMay 30, 201615 Comments

Labor is leading in most national polls, yet most people still think the Coalition will romp home. What gives?

Seats to watch: Dobell and Robertson, the NSW marginals that could be do or die for Labor

Seats to watch: Dobell and Robertson, the NSW marginals that could be do or die for Labor

William BoweMay 25, 2016

The denizens of Dobell and Robertson have had a rough go of it in recent years, but they will be in for plenty of love this election campaign.

Seats to watch: Eden-Monaro, the battle that wins the war

Seats to watch: Eden-Monaro, the battle that wins the war

William BoweMay 18, 20165 Comments

Even if the Eden-Monaro juju isn't the decisive factor in determining the next inhabitant of The Lodge, the seat is, by any measure, a crucial battleground for the coming election.

Poll Bludger: the Pauline Hanson factor

Poll Bludger: the Pauline Hanson factor

William BoweMay 17, 2016

Hanson is one fringe candidate who actually stands to benefit from the new electoral system.

Seats to watch: Greenway

Seats to watch: Greenway

William BoweMay 13, 20161 Comment

Greenway underwent a dramatic transformation at the 2007 election.

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