Category Archives: Polls

On the QT: No smoke, no fire

The day’s events in politics started with the massive scandal that Nicola Roxon back in 2005 wrote a letter to cigarette company Philip Morris seeking their attendance at a $1,500 a table fundraising dinner. This was of course after the … Continue reading

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On the QT: One sentence is not a report

The parliamentary nonsense started this morning with the latest Newspoll coming out in The Oz showing that the the ALP’s 2PP vote had increased 2 points and narrowed the LNP’s lead from 46-54 to 48-52. Naturally this was reported as … Continue reading

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>Poll them up, poll them down, poll them round and round

> As we leave Budget week behind us for another year, two polls – by Newspoll and Nielsen – came out to see if there was any budget bounce. Actually there is no such thing as a budget bounce, and … Continue reading

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>The Taxing Times Have Yet to Begin

> Today a Newspoll was released in The Oz that shows (we are told) that the public has abandoned Julia Gillard’s carbon pricing plan: VOTERS are overwhelmingly against Julia Gillard’s carbon tax after a sharp fall in support in the … Continue reading

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>Inflating fashion; deflating toughness

> So the big news today was obviously that fashion doyen Gai Waterhouse had criticised Julia Gillard for looking drab while touring the Japanese towns that had been utterly destroyed by the tsunami. And I have to say, Gai is … Continue reading

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>Time to go and eat worms?

>A quick post tonight (family stuff got in the way of my usual night’s schedule, and also I want to relax and watch Paper Giants!)Today’s Nielsen Polls has the ALP behind 44-56 (have been told if they did half percentages … Continue reading

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>Kev throws a QANDA grenade (of sorts)

>A very interesting QANDA tonight – one that was at first interesting because of a decent policy discussion on foreign matters, but one that got very interesting about half way through when talk turned to Kevin Rudd and his dumping … Continue reading

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>On the QT: I am confected with outrage

> Today due to some SNAFU with Foxtel IQ I was unable to record Question Time. This may or may not have been a blessing, because from what I can gather through the media, not much was missed. The big … Continue reading

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>Abbott re-writes the laws of economics.

> Last week on Twitter, economist Josh Gans linked to John Nash’s (he of A Beautiful Mind) PhD Thesis. The thesis on non-co-operative games has two items in the bibliography, and one of them is a paper by Nash himself. … Continue reading

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>On the QT: The Aspirational Class

> The two most prominent players in Question Time today were Bill Shorten who was seen and heard, and Scott Morrison who was not seen or heard, but of which much was spoken. Wayne Swan is off overseas this week … Continue reading

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