Polls Blog
Libs ads best
Friday, 06 September 2013 07:31 | Written by Graham Young

With ads it is always a question of playing the odds. Some people like them, other people hate them, but on balance you may move a small percentage of voters. With elections won by movements of a couple of per cent, this is enough. In this contest, it appears that the coalition is ahead.

Are older Australians gaming the system?
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 22:23 | Written by Graham Young

Research by Alan Tapper et al suggests that as Australia ages, older Australians are grabbing more of the bounty.

Age the issue as debts mount
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 22:12 | Written by Graham Young

This election, debt's only scored a bit part, which is puzzling.

In previous elections, it has been a Liberal favourite, with debt buses, giant billboards, and incessant chants of "Labor's debt".

Voters polarised around discrete issues
Sunday, 01 September 2013 15:56 | Written by Graham Young

When it comes to elections, this one is more polarised than previous ones. You can see that from the flat shape of the Leximancer map and the way that the issues associated with voting ALP have very little overlap with those associated with voting Coalition. 

The trust deficit
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 10:08 | Written by Graham Young

It's a given that most people don't trust politicians as a group, but that doesn't stop politicians running on the basis of being more trustworthy than their opponents, and that's where this election started out.

Kevin Rudd misses the point with social media
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 13:06 | Written by Graham Young

IN political campaigning, proximity is 90 per cent of everything. Those physically closest to the candidate have the most influence - for good and bad.

Labor starts campaign where it was last year
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 08:54 | Written by Graham Young

Is it possible Labor could have been in just as good a position now with Julia Gillard as leader? That's what our first preference index is saying. That doesn't feel right, but there is no point polling if you don't trust what your respondents tell you.

ETS has support but not for stated reasons
Sunday, 11 August 2013 17:10 | Written by Graham Young

When Kevin Rudd scrapped the carbon tax he said it was to help with the cost of living. While our panel supports the move, they don't buy the reasons that were given.

Newspoll and Morgan confirm our polling
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 07:35 | Written by Graham Young

Morgan has Labor at 54.5% to the Coalitions 45.5% and Newspoll has it 50/50 two-party preferred. That confirms our polling of last week where the positions of the parties had returned to where they were in October 2010.

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