The prevailing atmosphere of crisis is proving a boon for incumbents in the polls — including US President Donald Trump.
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.
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.
As it stands, Nick Xenophon's SA Best party could drop dramatically in the polls and still come out top dog in South Australia.
The polls suggest a 7% increase in the Coalition primary vote has taken an even bigger bite out of the Greens than Labor.
While Labor will win back many seats lost in their 2011 landslide defeat, Premier Mike Baird's Liberal Party will almost certainly retain government.
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.
The polls were unanimous: the LNP was going to retain government in Queensland. How did we all miss the great Labor comeback?
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?