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Will Albanese seas the day?

Good morning, early birds. For the first time ever, Anthony Albanese can say he is Australia's “preferred PM”, and the Coalition will today allocate $50 million to ecology recovery. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Federal opposition leader Anthony Albanese. (Image: AAP/Albert Perez)

It’s about ethics in polling journalism

Australian polling is still reeling from the election, but that doesn't mean you should write off Anthony Albanese's latest Newspoll.


No better illustration of a ‘Canberra bubble’ than Newspoll silliness

Australian polls aren't just unreliable — the majority of voters pay little attention to politics, so claims that sentiment shifts from week to week are impossible to prove.

The great polling failure: why the ‘unloseable election’ was always lost

Every major pollster in the country backed the wrong horse at the election. Why did they all get it so wrong, and how do we know if we can trust them again?

Have pollsters created an ‘alternate universe’? 

The power of polling has been used to shape political narratives and bring down prime ministers — but what does it mean now that we know the foundations are more flimsy than anyone thought? 


Something must change if pollsters expect to reclaim voters’ trust

Crikey readers discuss Newspoll's attempt to bounce back from the election, the ACCC handling of monopolies and Nine's Crown revelations.

Can we trust Newspoll’s latest analysis?

The pollster has placed the Coalition soundly ahead in its first analysis since the shock federal election result. But without an explanation of how its methods have changed since the election, will anybody believe it?

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The clock is ticking for the Coalition and time is short

The Coalition has to turn around the polls — and the the election is approaching even more rapidly than it might initially seem.

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The Coalition will need a huge budget upset to shift the polls

Contrary to what you read in the press, voters don't shift dramatically every fortnight in their support for political parties. That requires something genuinely massive, which is what Josh Frydenberg will need to produce on Tuesday.

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Coalition hits the big 5-0 in bad Newspolls

Good morning, early birds. An Ethiopian Airlines flight has crashed leaving 157 people dead, plus the government cracks 50 bad Newspolls. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.