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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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Election 2016: what we know so far

Election 2016: what we know so far

William BoweJul 3, 20162 Comments

A hung parliament is the most likely outcome, and the Senate is an absolute mess.

Poll Bludger: the seats to watch at your election party, as they come in

Poll Bludger: the seats to watch at your election party, as they come in

William BoweJul 1, 20167 Comments

From Page to New England, Batman to Mayo -- here are the seats that will determine the election, in the order they will be called.

Poll Bludger: what the Senate will look like after the election

Poll Bludger: what the Senate will look like after the election

William BoweJun 30, 20169 Comments

The crossbench looks set to be very slightly more manageable from a Coalition perspective.

Will disenchanted voters catch the NXT wave, or will Xenophon wipe out?

Will disenchanted voters catch the NXT wave, or will Xenophon wipe out?

William BoweJun 28, 2016

All around the globe, voters are turning to minor parties and political outsiders as a reaction against stale mainstream politics. Can Nick Xenophon ride this wave in Australia?

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?

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