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Poll Bludger: mixed signals as Coalition tries to turn the ship around

Poll Bludger: mixed signals as Coalition tries to turn the ship around

Where do Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberals really sit after the carnage of Super Saturday? It depends which way you read the polling.

Poll Bludger: pokies claim more victims as the Liberals make late gains in Tasmania

Poll Bludger: pokies claim more victims as the Liberals make late gains in Tasmania

The Tasmanian Liberals have gained ground in the lead up to tomorrow's state election, but there are still a few battlegrounds that could see the tide turn.

Poll Bludger: current state of play for the March 3 Tassie election

Poll Bludger: current state of play for the March 3 Tassie election

In Australia's poorest state, Labor represents a default setting that voters gravitate back to after their infrequent acts of rebellion.

Poll Bludger: what just happened in Bennelong?

Poll Bludger: what just happened in Bennelong?

Both sides are busy spinning the weekend's byelection result, but the Liberals' claim to bragging rights is outwardly more compelling.

Poll Bludger: Keneally the underdog tries to take a bite out of Alexander

Poll Bludger: Keneally the underdog tries to take a bite out of Alexander

A win for Kristina Keneally tomorrow is a big ask -- but not without precedent.

Poll Bludger: Joyce’s resounding byelection win is a particular victory for a particular man

Poll Bludger: Joyce’s resounding byelection win is a particular victory for a particular man

Ultimately, the most satisfying explanations for the result are those that are most specific to the circumstances of the electorate and of Barnaby Joyce personally.

Poll Bludger: Greens inner-urban insurgency claims another Labor stronghold

Poll Bludger: Greens inner-urban insurgency claims another Labor stronghold

With the Greens now laying claim to three state lower house seats in both New South Wales and Victoria, the next question is whether they can gain a seat in the Queensland parliament on Saturday.

Poll Bludger: the surprising patterns in marriage equality voting behaviour

Poll Bludger: the surprising patterns in marriage equality voting behaviour

The marriage equality result is more intriguing for the ways it has failed to play to the culture war script.

The No. 1 person keeping Malcolm Turnbull in The Lodge is … Bill Shorten

The No. 1 person keeping Malcolm Turnbull in The Lodge is … Bill Shorten

For Shorten, voters appear reluctant to attribute any qualities to him at all, either good or bad.