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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: Labor extends winning streak in ACT election

Poll Bludger: Labor extends winning streak in ACT election

William BoweOct 17, 20165 Comments

Labor will have been in power for 19 years by the time the next election rolls around.

Poll Bludger: the electorates to watch in tomorrow's ACT election

Poll Bludger: the electorates to watch in tomorrow's ACT election

William BoweOct 14, 2016

Whichever party ends up forming government will have done so by securing the support of at least three members in at least three electorates.

Poll Bludger: Trump mania abates, Clinton seizes a blowout lead

Poll Bludger: Trump mania abates, Clinton seizes a blowout lead

William BoweOct 7, 20162 Comments

Trump's brief resurgence peters out.

Poll Bludger: embattled Barnett faces spill motion

Poll Bludger: embattled Barnett faces spill motion

William BoweSep 19, 2016

WA Premier Colin Barnett has a lot of detractors. And not all of them sit on the opposite side of the chamber.

Poll Bludger: how Moore, the merrier, thumped rivals in mayoralty race

Poll Bludger: how Moore, the merrier, thumped rivals in mayoralty race

William BoweSep 12, 20167 Comments

The result is all the more remarkable for having been achieved after a second "get Clover" initiative.

Poll Bludger: to succeed, One Nation must do two things

Poll Bludger: to succeed, One Nation must do two things

William BoweSep 5, 20163 Comments

Perhaps unsurprisingly, one of the tallest hurdles for Pauline Hanson is maintaining party discipline.

Poll Bludger: is Hanson's return a symptom of a broken electoral system?

Poll Bludger: is Hanson's return a symptom of a broken electoral system?

William BoweAug 30, 20167 Comments

If there is indeed an imperfection in the new system, it's clearly a minor one, and far from the worst.

Poll Bludger: chaotic NT govt at death's door

Poll Bludger: chaotic NT govt at death's door

William BoweAug 26, 20161 Comment

In the bush and in the city, Labor looks set to dominate the Country Liberal Party at the Northern Territory election tomorrow.

Poll Bludger: the results are in, but which lucky senators will get full terms?

Poll Bludger: the results are in, but which lucky senators will get full terms?

William BoweAug 5, 2016

There are two different methods used to allocate three- and six-year terms to elected senators after a double dissolution.

Poll Bludger: could the High Court overturn Labor's win in Herbert?

Poll Bludger: could the High Court overturn Labor's win in Herbert?

William BoweAug 1, 20166 Comments

A number of legal precedents are of note here ...

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