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How important are campaigns?

Political scientist and Macquarie University Professorial Fellow Murray Goot has a very interesting article in the Sydney Morning Herald today: In the past 10 elections, the gap in the level of electoral support for Labor and the Coalition reported by

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Posted in elections, federal election 2010

Assessing the merits of a regional asylum seeker centre as policy

If this election proves anything, it proves that both parties have taken the notion of polling driven strategy to ever greater heights. Once, policies were road tested via focus groups to guage their acceptability and to refine selling points. Now,

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Posted in federal election 2010, government, immigration

Quick link: Possum on the aggregate poll trend

If you’re still wondering what all the plethora of polls released in the last few days mean, you need to read Possum’s latest update on his Pollytrend: What we’ve seen over the last 20 days is the ALP vote continuing

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Election day three: polls galore

In Crikey today, Richard Farmer asked us to imagine how we would score this election if polls didn’t exist. It’s an interesting thought experiment, though it’s also salient to mention that a lot of what’s set up the terms and

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Why are voters shifting from Labor to The Greens?

John Quiggin has endorsed The Greens. Read why at his blog. I haven’t finally made up my mind, but I think I’m probably going to switch my vote from Labor to The Greens this time too, for similar reasons. The

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