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March 2012
Exit poll and reality
Monday, 26 March 2012 06:30 | Written by Graham Young

This is the first time we've run an exit poll and the results are intriguing. With a two-party preferred result of 64% to 36% we were very close to what actually happened. We will have to wait until someone does the calculation on the final state results to know exactly how close.

Newman has a problem with women
Thursday, 22 March 2012 20:42 | Written by Graham Young

Men are much more likely to vote for Campbell Newman than are women, but where the difference is really evident is women 35 to 54.

Half-time in Queensland election - the quants
Thursday, 22 March 2012 20:19 | Written by Graham Young

This is a snap shot of where the parties were last week. Since then Galaxy and Roy Morgan both indicate that things have moved back, suggesting Labor has over-played its hand.

Leximancer and the Rudd Gillard contest
Sunday, 18 March 2012 13:45 | Written by Graham Young

The Leximancer Map suggests a number of reasons for voters positions on the Rudd v Gillard contest. Those who have become more likely to vote Labor instance the media and Tony Abbott as two of their strongest reasons. Media refers to media bias. For those less likely it is the way that caucus has demonstrated it controls the numbers in ALP ballots.

How the leadership coup affected voters
Sunday, 18 March 2012 13:34 | Written by Graham Young

Our quants showed that voters were less inclined to vote Labor after Julia Gillard's win, but that leaves the question of why open. Our qualitative responses give the answer, and it is two sides of the same coin.

Preferred leaders
Friday, 16 March 2012 16:17 | Written by Graham Young

We polled our respondents on the question of who would make the best leader of the Labor Party and of the Liberal Party. We had six  nominations for each and dealt with them using preferential voting.

Things the Opposition says about the government
Friday, 16 March 2012 16:08 | Written by Graham Young

Tony Abbott claims that the government lacks legitimacy, so we decided to test that at the same time we looked at the Labor leadership ballot.


Australians look for third alternative
Friday, 16 March 2012 14:20 | Written by Graham Young

Some of the responses to our "People Power" survey seemed to think that the Gillard government lacked legitimacy and that one of the reasons for this was the way in which Kevin Rudd was removed as Prime Minister, so we decided to resurvey respondents and see just what views respondents had of the contest and where they saw Labor party leadership heading.