On the road

The Daily Telegraph has conducted a poll which combines 600 phone responses conducted by Galaxy Research with 400 face-to-face interviews conducted by Telegraph journalists during a road trip through some of the most contested electoral territory in New South Wales. Where the Telegraph’s last such effort focused entirely upon the bellwether electorate of Eden-Monaro, this time the Liberal electorates of Dobell, Lindsay, Parramatta and Paterson are covered, along with the Labor seat of Greenway. The Coalition are ahead 52-48, but the diversity of the electorates is such that it’s hard to read too much into the results. Labor does not expect to win Lindsay, and a particularly strong Liberal performance here could be distorting the overall outcome.

Author: William Bowe

William Bowe is a Perth-based election analyst and occasional teacher of political science. His blog, The Poll Bludger, has existed in one form or another since 2004, and is one of the most heavily trafficked websites on Australian politics.