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Poll Bludger: has the budget helped the government’s chances at re-election one bit?

Poll Bludger: has the budget helped the government’s chances at re-election one bit?

While warring poll numbers cast doubt on voter's love for the Coalition, there are signs that Malcolm Turnbull may soon have a reason to await his preferred leader polls with hope rather than dread.

Poll Bludger: shining a light on the dark corners of opinion polling

Poll Bludger: shining a light on the dark corners of opinion polling

The prerogative for pollsters to keep their mix of herbs and spices secret is problematic, particularly as the long-term escalation of the minor party vote makes preference allocations ever more significant.

Poll Bludger: Xenophon could rinse major parties in South Australia

Poll Bludger: Xenophon could rinse major parties in South Australia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

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