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Poll Bludger: Xenophon could rinse major parties in South Australia

December 22, 2017 8

As it stands, Nick Xenophon's SA Best party could drop dramatically in the polls and still come out top dog in South Australia.

Poll Bludger: older Greens seduced by the silver fox

Poll Bludger: older Greens seduced by the silver fox

October 9, 2015 11

The polls suggest a 7% increase in the Coalition primary vote has taken an even bigger bite out of the Greens than Labor.

Poll Bludger: Sydney Liberal holdouts could quash Labor’s dreams

Poll Bludger: Sydney Liberal holdouts could quash Labor’s dreams

March 27, 2015

While Labor will win back many seats lost in their 2011 landslide defeat, Premier Mike Baird's Liberal Party will almost certainly retain government.

Poll Bludger: ‘Mr Nice Guy’ Mike Baird propping up popularity of embattled PM

Poll Bludger: ‘Mr Nice Guy’ Mike Baird propping up popularity of embattled PM

March 26, 2015 7

NSW Liberal Premier Mike Baird is seen by many as a down-to-earth everyman to the extent that, instead of Tony Abbott's image dragging Baird down, Baird's popularity is lifting Tony up.

Poll Bludger: why everyone (including me) failed to see Labor’s Qld win coming

Poll Bludger: why everyone (including me) failed to see Labor’s Qld win coming

February 3, 2015

The polls were unanimous: the LNP was going to retain government in Queensland. How did we all miss the great Labor comeback?

Election poll war: landline lives as mobiles fall flat

Election poll war: landline lives as mobiles fall flat

September 9, 2013 12

The votes have been cast, so we put our pre-election pollsters to the test. Who got it right, who got it wrong -- and which methodologies seem to have yielded the most accurate results?

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

July 1, 2013 5

Opinion polling practices revealed ... Sam Dastyari in federal push? ... MP morphs into boffin ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

June 28, 2013 4

Ex-AWB figure moves on to farming? ... wannabe MP known to debt collectors ... bots takeover phone polling ...

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: Gillard in prime position to stay

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: Gillard in prime position to stay

October 3, 2012

Labor leadership challenge on hold ... Health back on the agenda ,,, Opinion polls in the US ...

Polls on the move: why is Labor’s vote lifting?

Polls on the move: why is Labor’s vote lifting?

October 2, 2012 9

Labor's rise in the polls doesn't seem to be coming from the voters we suspected.