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

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.

Are voters likely to back micro-parties at the Victorian election?

Are voters likely to back micro-parties at the Victorian election?

There are many reasons voters have backed micro-party candidates at the federal level. But will these hold up at the state level?

Is Morrison’s agility enough to get the Liberals over the line?

Is Morrison’s agility enough to get the Liberals over the line?

Scott Morrison is moving much faster to deal with crises than Malcolm Turnbull — but the problem for the Liberals is that crises keep erupting.

News Corp journos’ spin on the latest Newspoll result is baffling

News Corp journos’ spin on the latest Newspoll result is baffling

But it's probably the result of occupational hazard.

Plotters count the cost of ousting Turnbull

Plotters count the cost of ousting Turnbull

The Liberal leadership spill has proven to be disastrous for polling numbers. What, then, was the point?

Newspoll shenanigans at the Oz hide an actual Coalition recovery

Newspoll shenanigans at the Oz hide an actual Coalition recovery

The idea that preferred prime minister is a useful polling indicator is hard to kill, but the government is much better placed than it was earlier this year.

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.

What holds more sway: a poll or Andrew Bolt’s opinion?

What holds more sway: a poll or Andrew Bolt’s opinion?

Crikey readers respond to our analysis of opinion polling and Turnbull's mess with China and the US.

Poll Bludger: Libs’ election hopes hinge on the grey vote

Poll Bludger: Libs’ election hopes hinge on the grey vote

If the Liberals are going to take the fight to Labor at the next federal election, they're going to need to put the grey vote front and centre of their election strategy.

Why reporting on polls is a mug’s game

Why reporting on polls is a mug’s game

When it comes to reporting polls, journalists think statistical noise is real, and correlation always equals causation.