The monthly Nielsen poll further proves reports of the ALP's death in the polls have been slightly exaggerated: Labor's two-party lead down just slightly to 56-44, while Kevin Rudd's approval rating is down three points and his disapproval is up five.
Labor's two-party preferred lead has dropped from 59-41 to 52-48 in the latest Newspoll, their smallest lead in almost two years.
The latest Victorian state Newspoll finds the decade-old Labor government going from strength to strength. Labor’s two-party lead is at 57-43. Is this the end for Ted Bailleu? asks William Bowe.
The latest Essential Research poll shows Labor's mega-lead remaining imprevious to anything domestic or international push or pull factors might throw at it, says William Bowe.
William Bowe looks at the redistribution of New South Wales' federal election boundaries.
This week's Newspoll shows Labor's lead widening to a two-party preferred vote of 59-41, despite the government's recent discomfort over boat arrivals, reports William Bowe.
A Morgan poll on Friday had Joe Hockey leading Malcolm Turnbull as voters' preferred Liberal leader 30% to 21%, but today's Newspoll has Turnbull back in the lead. Did the drama of last week produce a move to Turnbull -- or away from Hockey? asks William Bowe.
Here are the headline grabbers from the government's electoral reform paper, says William Bowe: serious discussion of voluntary voting for 16-year-olds. And could resigning MPs suffer financial penalties?
With the departure of Brendan Nelson, the seat of Bradfield is headed for a by-election. William Bowe wraps all the speculation in the press and blogosphere about likely candidates to take his place.