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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.

Vic ALP's post-bushfire boost burns out

Vic ALP's post-bushfire boost burns out

A new Nielsen poll finds the Victorian Labor government's two-party lead has slipped to 53-47. Has the Brumby government finally lost the shine it gained in the wake of the Black Saturday bushfire disaster? asks William Bowe.

Newspoll: 52-48

Newspoll: 52-48

The latest Newspoll shows Labor’s lead has slipped to 52-48, the equal lowest since Rudd's election, though his preferred prime minister rating has risen by a point to 58%, reports William Bowe.

Westpoll: 57-43 to Liberals in WA

Westpoll: 57-43 to Liberals in WA

The latest Westpoll survey shows the Barnett government back to a commanding 57-43 lead, plus the surprising finding that, after a month’s merciless pillorying in the media, support for Police Minister Rob Johnson being sacked is running 22% to 50% against, reports William Bowe.

Newspoll: Labor takes a tumble

Newspoll: Labor takes a tumble

The first Newspoll for 2010 is in, and it's not a promising start to the year for the ALP: the party's lead has dropped from 56-44 to 54-46, while Kevin Rudd's approval rating is down three points. William Bowe has all the data.

Galaxy: 56-44 to Coalition in NSW

Galaxy: 56-44 to Coalition in NSW

The first major poll in NSW since Kristina Keneally became Premier finds Labor in familiar dire straits, trailing the 56-44 in the two-party preferred vote. William Bowe has all the numbers.

While not a Rann-away win, Labor looks safe in SA

While not a Rann-away win, Labor looks safe in SA

Despite Premier Mike Rann's recent sex scandal, the odds remain stacked in Labor's favour in the next South Australian election, reports William Bowe.

First poll of the year: Labor down, Libs & Greens up

First poll of the year: Labor down, Libs & Greens up

Roy Morgan has come through with the first poll of this election year, with the ALP's two-party preferred lead down from 59-41 to 57-43. An ominous start to 2010 for the Government? Join in the discussion with William Bowe.

Newspoll: 53-47 to Labor in sexy SA

Newspoll: 53-47 to Labor in sexy SA

In the first Newspoll since the Mike Rann sex scandal became public, the SA ALP's vote is down 4 points to an alarming 37%. Just four months out from the election, can Rann hold onto his high personal approval ratings?

NSW Newspoll: ALP takes another hiding

NSW Newspoll: ALP takes another hiding

The latest NSW Newspoll has Labor's primary vote down 4 points to 26%, the Coalition up 2 to 44% and the Greens vaulting 5 to an unprecedented 17%, reports William Bowe.

Essential Research: 58-42

Essential Research: 58-42

The latest Essential Research survey has Labor's lead at 58-42 for the third successive week, and finds virtually no one in Australia believes anything will be achieved at Copenhagen, reports William Bowe.