Recent Blog Posts
Written by Graham Young Monday, 01 April 2013 01:24
Is Simon Crean positioning himself for a leadership challenge? Today's Australian carries the story "Simon Crean to fight plan for superannuation tax changes as internal rift deepens".
Written by Graham Young Tuesday, 12 March 2013 21:24
The issues in this election were fairly clear. As noted in the quants, there was strong support for the direction in which the state is heading. The qual shows that this is largely because of the state's booming economy, with the only negatives being around flow-on issues such as increased traffic congestion.
Written by Graham Young Monday, 11 March 2013 20:52
There were few surprises in the quantitative results from our Western Australian survey. It was a clear case of a popular government versus an opposition that was never really in the game, with huge expectations of a Liberal win about its only lever.
Written by Graham Young Tuesday, 05 March 2013 00:39
For the second year running we have conducted one of our detailed surveys into preferred leadership of the two major political parties, and there are some surprising twists and turns. If politics was a popularity contest, then Malcolm Turnbull would be the next Australian PM, but it isn't.
Written by Graham Young Monday, 11 February 2013 12:41
Our January 2013 results were in line with the results at the end of last year - the government has improved, but not enough. As noted earlier, subsequent quantitative polling by Newspoll and Galaxy suggest that once Australians returned from holidays the mood changed.
Written by Graham Young Monday, 10 October 2011 01:17
The ANZ Job Ads Index for September shows a decline month-on-month and a deceleration in growth year on year. If you're wondering how this could be, it means that year-on-year only looks good because of the growth in the earlier part of the year.
Written by Graham Young Wednesday, 07 September 2011 05:07
"Win over Ashgrove voters? Can Do" according the the Brisbane Times and a poll by ReachTEL, meaning that Campbell Newman is likely to win Ashgrove with a substantial margin.
Written by Graham Young Tuesday, 06 September 2011 21:12
A Galaxy poll reported in The Courier Mail yesterday said that Bob Katter's Australian Party could possibly score 25% of the vote at the next state election. The question is poorly worded and the result almost certainly wrong.
Written by Graham Young Saturday, 02 July 2011 22:25
My colleague John Black has done some interesting analysis of home loan arrears which could go some way to explaining why Labor is in trouble in Queensland more than most other states - because it picks Queensland as a home arrears hotspot.
Written by Graham Young Monday, 18 April 2011 10:12
The latest AC Nielsen poll shows Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott are both quite safe, at least from a polling point of view, as leaders of their respective parties. You could be pardoned for not knowing this, as the media has been reporting the opposite.