July 2, 2013
Now that politics has reset itself, it’s worth looking at the polls since the change of PM — the results of which can pretty much be described as consensus … Rudd poll boost, ALP becomes competitive, etc. But there’s something else worth talking about: what’s going on underneath these topline national results. Unless one side […]
July 2, 2013
Headlines trumpeting national two-party preferred polling results are clouding the dynamics and reality of what is happening at the state level, where the numbers really matter, writes Possum Comitatus.
April 23, 2013
Let’s kick the door down on the secrecy and see how a modern campaign actually runs — the research involved, the technology, the analysis, the logistics of the ground game and the capabilities that get brought to the table when all of these things become integrated. Let’s look at the anatomy of a modern campaign […]
April 23, 2013
Want to know how secret internal polling is conducted and put to use? Possum Comitatus kicks the door down, exposing how a modern politician campaign actually runs.
April 12, 2013
The largest scientific political poll undertaken in Australian history has just been released. Over the next week or so, we’ll examine it. It was commissioned by Together — Queensland’s public sector union (caveat: my employer) — and undertaken by ReachTEL. The sample size was 36,323 conducted across all 89 Queensland electorates. The poll asked the […]
April 11, 2013
Possum Comitatus fires up his Pollytics machine to analyse data and breakdowns from the largest political poll ever conducted in Australia, focusing on privatisation and Queensland.
November 13, 2012
The new polling trends — taken before the release of the latest Newspoll figures today — come in with the Labor recovery in the headline two-party preferred breaking the 48-point barrier for the first time since February 2011. While the carbon tax is often described as the single driver for the government’s recovery in public […]
November 11, 2012
Possum Comitatus looks at the latest polling trends, timing issues of the ALP's carbon tax recovery and analysis of how most of Australia’s polling and political commentary is based on random numbers.
October 1, 2012
There is extraordinary growth in the relationship between perceptions of the prime minister and the electoral fortunes of the governments they lead. It’s a statistical analysis of our new primary dynamic. We all know there’s a relationship between the vote a government receives in the polls and the satisfaction with the prime minister of the […]
September 29, 2012
How does a prime minister's popularity affect the governments they lead? Possum Comitatus explores growth in the relationship between perceptions of prime minister's and their party's electoral fortunes.