Galaxy marginals poll

I heard it said recently that Galaxy had a strategy of skimping on sample sizes for early campaign polls and then going to town at the end of the campaign, in the hope that their final polls will prove more accurate than the competition – which, by and large, they have done. Sure enough, today’s News Limited tabloids have unloaded a giant survey of 4000 voters covering four marginal electorates in each mainland state. The graphic as published in Perth’s Sunday Times can be viewed here. The surprise is the mild 5 per cent swing across Bonner, Herbert, Longman and Moreton, pointing to a disappointing result for Labor in Queensland. However, it has been widely reported that Labor is on course for bigger swings in the north of the state than in Brisbane, which is over-represented in this sample of seats (though this was also true of Newspoll). Newspoll and Galaxy are also at odds over Victoria, respectively pointing to swings of 8 per cent (a likely gain of five seats) and 4.5 per cent (a likely gain of zero seats). Three of the four seats sampled were the same, the fourth being McMillan in Newspoll’s case and McEwen in Galaxy’s. Where Newspoll surveyed the four most marginal seats in South Australia, Galaxy has ditched Kingston as a lost cause to take on Sturt. One can only speculate how much that accounts for the difference between the two results: a 4.5 per cent swing in Galaxy’s case and 8 per cent in Newspoll’s. It should be noted that two Sturt polls appeared in the week suggesting Galaxy’s swing is nearer the mark than Newspoll’s. Perversely, the state where the two agencies picked the most differing sample of seats, New South Wales, is the one where they produced the most similar results – a 7 per cent swing in Newspoll’s case, slightly higher in Galaxy’s.

Then there is Western Australia, which Galaxy surveyed and Newspoll did not. Here Galaxy points to a swing of barely 1 per cent, less than would be needed for Labor to win Stirling and Hasluck, and perhaps not enough to hold Cowan given the loss of Graham Edwards’ personal vote. For more on Western Australia, see the post below on the Westpoll survey, to which I have now added a graphic from The West Australian. It gives Labor a slightly bigger swing of 3.5 per cent.

UPDATE: Chris Hammer of The Bulletin lambasts Galaxy for not waiting until the campaign launches were done before conducting its poll.

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.

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  1. Following on from The Chinster at #48 I think we need to look at the additions and omissions by Galaxy to the term “marginal”.
    From their published list for each state I counted these as possible wins for the ALP, ie swing to ALP greater than the margin in:
    WA [1] Cowan
    NSW [4] Eden-Monaro, Page, Robertson, Wentworth
    QLD [2] Bonner, Moreton
    SA [3] Boothby, Makin, Wakefield
    VIC [1] Deakin
    TOTAL 11
    Note that the seats polled included some above 5% eg Sturt, Robertson, Longman, Herbert, McEwen, only one of which is counted as an ALP win.

    More noteworthy is those marginal seats NOT polled, which all require a swing less than that indicated by the seats actually polled, such as:
    SA – Kingston, Boothby….both of which should be gained by the ALP as requiring less swing than indicated by the state swing as polled by Galaxy.
    NT – Solomon…no indication from Galaxy.
    NSW – Lindsay, Bennelong, Dobell, Paterson…all 4 swinging more than required.
    VIC – McMillan [just] below the swing.

    These add up to a possible gain to the ALP [in that they require less than the swing indicated by Galaxy’s polling in the other seats in those states] of 7 seats.

    That makes the total possible gain to the ALP 18 seats.

    Plus, probably, 2 from Tasmania.

    The Galaxy poll, plus its implications for the omitted swinging seats, indicates that the ALP is above the swing required to gain a total of 20 seats.
    Without looking at ‘safe’ seats.

    Where have I gone wrong?

  2. Oh well, guess that newspoll yesterday was complete bollocks. lol

    Geez talk about poll overdose.

    “we’ll hold on in the marginals” is always the rallying cry of a losing government.

    If the national newspoll and ACN earliy this week stay at 54-55, all these “marginal polls” will be forgotten.

  3. The election will not be close. Nine months of polling shows a landslide win to labor, yet you choose to one poll (even worse, a Galaxy poll, the LNP equivalent of a Morgan poll) as the yardstick with an MoE of 7%! What do you think the MoE is for the aggregate of 9 months of consistent polling! Next to nothing! Even look at the last few polls taken this week. Some were taken before bothe party launches, most after the LNP party launch and a small portion after both. Seeing as how the Labor launch was the clear winner out of the two, all three scenarios over-inflate the LNP position. And what did they all point to? An ALP landslide. So please cut the Howard might just scrape in crap!

  4. When I was younger and planning a lot of buck’s parties with mates, they used to sit around and plot about how they were going to do a lot of crazy stuff to the young soon-to-be-married victim.

    Then, of course, the day would come, I would unload hundreds of metres of rope, duct tape and Nikko pens from the boot of my car, turn to the lads who were going to bring the rest of the gear, and they would say:

    “Yeah, nah, we knew someone else would bring stuff..”

    In this election, I think a lot of people around the tea-room table at work are banging on about Kev and how they’ll vote for him. When the day actually comes, a lot may just settle down and figure “Well, nah, plenty of other people will vote for him”.

    This Galaxy may well be an outlier, they don’t have a brilliant reputation for being right on track with other polls. I still consider the betting market to be a better predictor, for the following reasons:

    1. People are putting their hard-earned on their opinions
    2. It may be capturing a bigger pool of people than 200, even in a massive poll like this. On average, a complete introvert still knows some 200 people in their community and hear them talk.
    3. People who feel that the betting market is an “easy win” (ie “inaccurate”), will be inclined to balance up that side of the book with wagers.. it is self-regulating.

  5. Grasshoppers,remember what we’ve been taught,look to the next poll,then the next and then the next.The narrative has some way to go yet.The best will be on the morning of the 24th,and even they will contain error,missing those voters who make up their minds on the day.
    IMHO I follow Kina’s thinking at 44 above.
    Fred at 52,you haven’t gone wrong,that’s how I interpret this poll as well.
    For what it’s worth,I hate polls that do not present their figures for proper analysis.In the Sunday Mail we just got the sensationalist story and map.No tables,nothing else.Poor stuff indeed.

  6. I remember the PM saying the Galaxy poll was the one he took most interest in. Wasn’t it the one that was closest to picking the 2004 result?

  7. Galaxy was also gave the Queensland opposition a lead going into their last state election at some point in the campaign. They got it right in the end but what does that say about that poll that had the government behind, given the end result?

  8. Oh,and by the by,I see nothing wrong with a poll that purports to put Howard et al within a bulls roar of winning.IMHO that’s just what we need at this moment.There are ppl out there who will return to the Coalition if they feel Rudd will win by too much.They feel safe to return and argue that they are balancing up the vote and making sure we have a strong Opposition.I’m sure we’ve all met them in our travels,I sure have.
    This poll will keep those ppl on track,and others who want to be rid of the Rodent but are still a little disquieted about doing so.
    For the record,the swing here in Queensland is still big.The feeling of expectation is immense,it has an infectious excitement all of it’s own.

  9. 55 Generic Oracle – I agree re the punters but don’t buy this “water cooler” BS. Everything points to a coalition loss, polls, betting, focus group data and has done for a long time. The ‘people changing their minds at the last moment and voting for the government in large numbers’ theory is just wishful thinking.

  10. Netvegetable,

    Howard did it in 1998 on 48.9%, the lowest winning TPP since Federation.

    Hawke did it on 49.9% in 1990. The Coalition got away with it quite a bit 1954: 49.3%, 1961: 49.5%, 1969: 49.8%

  11. The Sunday Mail in Adelaide has advocated a vote for the Coalition, not surprisingly. This is the paper that Nicole Cornes used to write for and one that has been mercilessly attacking her since she decided to run for Labor.

  12. So, time to pull out the 2006 U.S. congressional comparison.

    In the 2006 U.S. elections there were effectively 2 types of wins for the democratics in house seats, marginal seat win and a few wins off of huge swings.

    The best example was in Conneticut where in the 2nd the republican, with a 54-46 margin in 2004, held on by a few hundred votes, in the 4th the incumbent republican, with a 52-48 margin in 2004, lost with a 49-51 to the democrats. But in the 5th the republican incumbent, who had a 60-40 result in 2004, lost 46-54, a 14% swing.

    That is the same as if in SA Labor won Boothby, just missed out on winning Sturt and then picked up Mayo.

    This pattern was repeated across many states in the U.S. and my feeling is that its how it is going to look next saturday.

  13. Don’t read too much into a poll of 4 (not necessarily marginal) seats in 5 states. The figures cannot be extrapolated to a national figure with any accuracy.

    By my primitive calculations the moe is:
    20 electorates combined 2%
    State basis 4.5%
    Individual electorate 7%

    Some of the seat choices are curious; not 1 seat in the Sydney mortgage-belt where the government is likely to get hit. Is there anyone in Wentworth whose vacuus opinion hasnt been polled?

    In the seats polled (using the state figures) ALP wins 9-10/20. If you’re brave/foolish enough to extrapolate on statewide swings to all seats it’s 15, excluding NT, Tasmania, recent Monkmania & CircusVaile.

  14. She’s apples, Kev
    Andrew Fraser
    THE KEVIN Rudd-led Labor juggernaut is picking up pace with only six days to the 2007 election, according to a new poll.
    A Tasmanian marketing and research consultancy poll shows all five Tasmanian seats being won by Labor, including the return of Bass and Braddon, the two perennial marginals in the state’s north won by the Coalition in 2004.
    Bass and Braddon are high on every Labor list of the 16 seats needed to change government.
    The poll shows a whopping 60-40 statewide two-party-preferred result for Labor, with the pollster saying that 80per cent of those making up the high Green primary vote of 17per cent had said they would give Labor their second preference.
    Mr Rudd was preferred as prime minister by 61-39, with slightly more women than men opting for the Labor leader. John Howard broke even only among voters aged 70 and over, with all other age groups opting for Mr Rudd by margins of between 14 percentage points (55-70 years) and 42 percentage points (18-25 years).

  15. The pro labor bloggers on this site fail to take into consideration history-the Coalition has performed extremely strongly in the Marginals.In South East Queensland Bonner will go to Labor and Blair looks to be in trouble.But Dickson,Longman, and Petrie should be retained by the Coalition because of strong incumbents.For the life of me I would be surprised if Howard is on the nose in Regions;over the past 3 years constituents in seats around Cairns,Townsville,and Macky for example because of the mining boom have been well off-it is the economy stupid -why change?

    In NSW I can’t help not forgettting how the ethnic chinese and koreans mobbed John Howard in a Eastwood mall about 3 weeks ago and it took him 2 hours to get to his car.This

  16. Gentlemen, there are a couple of comments to make about the poll.

    1. The polling of marginal seats cannot give an accurate statewide population result as the sample taken is not simple random.

    2. The selection of seats for polling by Galaxy in marginals has always been questionable. In no way is Longman in Qld marginal, and it is expected to be held easily by Brough. Using a seat such as this does not give any weight to how anyone is performing in the “marginals”, just these seats polled.

    3. What to take from the poll? Simple.

    In the Qld 4 seats of Longman, Bonner, Moreton and Herbert, the combined TPP is 51-49 with an MOE of 3.5% across those seats. No other result can be extrapolated, especially to statewide or marginal predictions.

  17. Fred #52 ,
    1/unfortunately you have listed a TOTAL of 20 wins….IF EVERY SEAT WAS WON BY LABOR. Any bookmaker would lay 75% odds and say 15 was tops

    EVEN IF you are unhappy with Galaxy’s selection of 20 seats , most ARE marginal
    so 50.8% is NOT encouraging

    2/ you said you excluded ‘safe’ Liberal seats…so you should because Galaxy is only showing a 50.8% 2 PPF on those 20 seats
    IMPLYING the big swing is in safe LABOR seats.

    3/ Did Latham take Labor to a low base in LABOR seats in 2004 that is the real question to UNRAVEL Galaxy’s seat poll

  18. As further note , Pollbludger in his article allows a link to the 20 seats. EXCEPT FOR NSW and the exclusion of Boothby SA the rest are the MOST MARGINAL in the other 4 states

  19. Correction see Poll Bludgers link in his article. Galaxy DID THE 4 MOST MARGINAL SEATS IN WA , SA , Q’LD and VIC (McEwan vs McMillan) then 4 in NSW.


    They are ALL the most marginal and on those 4 states the Labor 2 pp 50.25% !!!!

    Anyone got an idea ????

  20. “45
    netvegetable Says:
    November 18th, 2007 at 3:17 am

    Laborvoter #19

    Labor needs at least 53% TPP to win government(as seen from historical elections of past a 52%+ vote is required to change government)

    When, in history, has a government kept power on less than 49% of the vote after an election? I can’t find any such event in postwar elections.”

    In 1998 the Coalition recieved 49% of the vote and still had 8 seats to spare.

    But to your question, there has NEVER been a government that has recieved 48-49% of the TPP preferred in an election. All elections by oppositions have been won on landslides on 52%+ TPP, and this just confirms my point.

  21. I don’t get this Galaxy poll. Too many unexplained anomalies.
    However if (and I repeat if) this poll is reasonably accurate, and Labor only gains 8 seats outside NSW, Rudd is in bother. Maybe not terminal bother, but serious discomfort nonetheless.
    This poll (if believed) puts a different spin on all the leaders’ campaigning that’s been going on in within so-called “fairly safe” Coalition seats (6-10% swing required). If the Galaxy is right, this attention isn’t happening because Rudd’s got the whole thing in the bag and he wants to “mess with Howard’s mind” (as some here have repeatedly claimed). It would be happening because both sides think that Rudd might need 2-3 seats of the ilk of North Sydney or Hughes in order to get across the line.
    It’s only one poll in 70 or 80, mind you. The rest of which have all seemingly had Labor winning comfortably.
    Fascinating timing, though.

  22. I’d love some work done on a combined outcome for the newspoll and galaxy. It would be a very good sample size and since the two are poles (polls) apart in some areas, we would have a more accurate picture.

    Also Galaxy has ALP ahead in 18/20 polled seats which DID NOT include Kingston. If it did, we would see 19/20 wouldn’t we?

  23. So Galaxy point to a close win, and newspoll point to a landslide. Theyre credibility is all in, both are pointing to the same thing though, a Labor win. And even Briggs on meet the press stressed how many more were on a knife edge. If galaxy did poll seats above 6%, then it has polled seats that are not considered marginal, normally. Regardless, the poll points a little shy of my call of 82 seats to Labor. Though, admittedly I’d love to be proved wrong with 90+ to Labor 🙂

  24. BBD @ 77,
    I don’t think it’s exactly clear what Galaxy have done, which is part of the problem.
    But the story seems to be that they polled 20 seats and then used the State-based swings to project the outcome. Which would mean that, even if Kingston isn’t part of the sample, it would be be one of the gains for Labor that this poll is predicting.
    I’m not sure if they published the individual results for each seat they polled. Think the published results were at State level.

  25. My prediction is that Newspoll will have a major staffing overhall after this election. I dont know why some of you are trying to discredit these results when Galaxy have a reputation of being the nations most accurate pollster.

  26. Ron Brown, if there is a swing of 3% across 20 seats and the national swing is 7%, then there are a very large number of seats that are swinging greater than 7% to Labor. There is NO evidence to “imply” that this is only in Labor held seats, in fact, the evidence suggests that these swings are occuring across both Labor and Coalition safe seats.

    Crosby Textor analysis in July mentioned the largest swings were in government safe seats but the timeframe since then means that little relevance with the analysis remains. That, however, is enough to suggest some safe government seats are still swinging enough to fall.

    Another look at these results is quite good for Labor –

    1. 53-47 in NSW where Wentworth is previously polled slightly toward Turnbull. Probable gain of 3 out of 4
    2. 51-49 in Qld, where Longman is polling well toward Brough and Herbert is around 52-48. Probable gain of 2 or 3 out of 4
    3. 51-49 in SA, where Sturt is line ball and Boothby polling toward Coalition. Probable pickup of 2 out of 4
    4. 49-51 in Vic where the smallest margin is 5%. Anything showing lineball in 5% electorates means a possible pickup of 1 or 2

    In these 20 seats, its showing a pickup of 8-11 (neglecting WA). Add to these, the following “probables” not polled:

    NSW: Parramatta, Lindsay, Dobell
    Qld: Blair
    SA: Kingston
    Tas: Bass, Braddon
    NT: Solomon

    Just going by these figures:

    Thats 16-19 minimum. Take the two from WA, that leaves 14-17, worst case scenario for Labor. I haven’t included Bennelong as falling, as that would be a bonus.

    If all the swing above 7% falls only in Labor safe seats, then we have a hung parliament/Labor victory.

    If the swing above 7% falls anywhere else, this will be a slaughter

  27. Labor voters should believe the worst polls and not the best ones for the ALP. Maybe I’m just a pessimist but knowing this country I’d say Galaxy is more accurate than Newspoll or Nielsen poll. I just want Labor to win – if it’s 15 or 16 seats then fine, as long as they get over the line I don’t care by how much.

  28. OK I have done some caveman maths on my spreadsheet program

    I combined the Galaxy and the Newspoll Marginal seats polling. Did not discount for the fact Galaxy runs from 10th Nov and Newspoll from 12th Nov.

    Both polls have samples of about 200 from each seat so haven’t bothered toweight for that either.

    State by state in the marginals ALP have

    NSW- 53%
    Vic- 51%
    Qld- 52%
    WA- 50%
    SA- 53.5%

    I then punched it into Anthony Greens calculator with no change for Tas or the Territories. This makes the marginals swings uniform across each state. Of course other seats will be in play on the night, but not likely to be Lib gains axcept maybe, just maybe in the West.

    Green Calcs

    ALP- 85 Seats
    Coalition- 63 Seats

    Saying that, every poll in Tas has a clean sweep and two seat gain for ALP and Solomon may fall to ALP also.

    Make of all that what you like- I read it as ALP 88 to Coalition 60 with others in possible danger for LIb/Nat

  29. Reply to Ron Brown at #71
    1.Actually Ron I listed 20 seats that Galaxy says the ALP would win and included the seats they did not poll but whose margins were less than the relevant state/marginal swing to the ALP.
    I think it is safe to say that if Galaxy says SA is swinging 6.4% average in marginals then a win is “indicated’ [ that is the word I used] in Kingston
    In other words Galaxy, not me, is saying the ALP would [possibly]win these seats.
    I used their figures and stated the results as ‘possible”.
    I would rather be x% ahead than behind, wouldn’t you?
    That’s why I didn’t mention the seats [outside the 20] that Galaxy put the ALP less than the required swing.
    Personally I reckon some will be probably change places.
    2.According to Possum’s analysis the swing to the ALP is higher in safe [6%plus] Liberal seats than in safe ALP seats.
    That is, state swings to the ALP are NOT being wasted in ‘safe’ ALP swings.
    Check his “Pollycide” articles.
    Please argue him if you think you have counter evidence, personally I wouldn’t dare argue with Possum.
    I did not question the no.s polled or the MOE of Galaxy but simply took their figures as given and noted that initial pessimism from the newspaper analyses was not justified by a closer look at what Galaxy actually reported, or did not report, in their table.

  30. The problems with averaging and rounding! The galaxy marginals poll has a TPP for the 4 WA seats of 50/50. This represents an average 0.8 swing to the ALP. They need 0.925% average to win the 4 seats. Stirling and Hasluck require more individually but can still be won with an average of 1%. Moreover, the current polling is shown on your graphic rounded to a whole number. Was it 49.6% Lib and 51.4% ALP?

    Lies, damn lies and statistics!

    ‘Labor View from Broome’

  31. Galaxy was only most accurate with their final poll. Seeing as how we haven’t seen there final poll yet, there is no reason to think this result is more accurate than Newspoll. Going by their performance this year in comparison with all the others, you’d have to assume this poll is strongly coalition biased

  32. Gillard has just cleaned the floor with that shit Cassidy – call him a “jilted lover” and said that kevin appearing on Rove tonight was to talked to those that would be asleep this morning and wouldn’t watch him anyway! Oakes is giving Tip the full treatment on 9 – dragging up quotes smirk made when he was an employers lawyer.

  33. The Galaxy result is portrayed as representing a national TPP swing to Labor of only 4.5%.

    But that is achieved simply by averageing the resulys across the 4 marginals in each of 5 states, giving equal weight to each state, ie WA is as significant as NSW.

    This is clearly not the case – there are over three times as many seats in NSW than WA and over three timrs as many Coalition marginals.

    If you weight the state results by the number of seats in each state, it becomes a national swing of 5.3%.

    Likewise, if you weight them by the number of Coalition marginals in each state, it becomes a national swing of 5.3%.

    But I think the Galaxy method (and the Newspoll method) of polling marginals is in some senses the worst of both worlds. Any four ‘marginal’ seats in a state are not going to behave as a bloc, so you can’t say that a 7% swing in 4 NSW marginals including Wentworth equals a 7% swing in Wentworth (it almost certainly won’t). Really, it tells us nothing useful about what’s happening in Wentworth, and because we know the swing in Wentworth is going to be less than that, we don’t know how much it is dragging down the figures for the other 3 seats.

    Similarly, the Queensland figures are probably being dragged down by one, maybe two seats with low swing – the figures from the national polls tell us that across the board Qld is going to swing by a lot more than what Galaxy says.

    And because the four marginals in each state can’t be said to be representative of marginals across the state, and in particular can’t be said to be representative of all the seats that might change hands (some may change with swings of 10% or more), these data don’t really tell us about the marginals that haven;t been sampled in each state.

    Personally, I take more account of the national polls, and of the individual electorate polls, than of these aggregated marginal seat polls. If you’re going to focus on marginal seats and report the seats in an aggregated manner, you need to survey ALL of them.

  34. The pro labor bloggers on this site fail to take into consideration history-the Coalition has performed extremely strongly in the Marginals.In South East Queensland Bonner will go to Labor and Blair looks to be in trouble.But Dickson,Longman, and Petrie should be retained by the Coalition because of strong incumbents.For the life of me I would be surprised if Howard is on the nose in Regions;over the past 3 years constituents in seats around Cairns,Townsville,and Macky for example because of the mining boom have been well off-it is the economy stupid -why change?

    In NSW I can’t help not forgettting how the ethnic chinese and koreans mobbed John Howard in a Eastwood mall about 3 weeks ago and it took him 2 hours to get to his car.This was pop star stuff.Could you imagine Kevin Rudd getting such a response in his own electorate.

    Howard and Turnbull will retain their seats because they are strong candidates.

    And no one on this blog has satisfactory accounted for the comparitively poor performance of Labor in WA in the Polls.They actually look like going backwards-maybe once again constituents like economic prosperity which they will not enjoy under Labor.

    Oh yes labor will win-but in the first 3 years they will implode


    Rudd is a control freak because he has little choice: he’s a friendless leader promising what some in his Labor team don’t want to deliver.

    He has few friends in the parliamentary team, and was even at war with his deputy, the Left’s Julia Gillard, until he accepted her on a joint ticket in a deal for the leadership.

    Even the unions who have donated tens of millions of dollars to Rudd’s campaign – and are sending ex-ACTU boss Greg Combet into a Rudd government through a safe seat to look after their interests – have left on their tight bright smiles as Rudd is forced to drop some of their demands.

    Rudd in government will be alone which leads to an immensely unstable government!

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    Peter J. Nicol Says:
    November 18th, 2007 at 3:25 am

    Netvegetable @ 45: Both Hawkie and Howard, from memory, got by with less than 50% of the TPP, whether it was less than 49%, I don’t know.

    It wasn’t. Though Howard was close.

    LaborVoter Says:
    November 18th, 2007 at 11:35 am
    But to your question, there has NEVER been a government that has recieved 48-49% of the TPP preferred in an election. All elections by oppositions have been won on landslides on 52%+ TPP, and this just confirms my point.

    Nobody really knows circumstances under which that psephological anomaly occurs.

    Personally, I think that if the ALP gets over 51.01% they’ll be pretty safe. It’s just historically unlikely that they’ll fail to win government in that situation.

  36. Whatever happens, there’ll be around 50% of voters dissatisfied – which just goes to show what a gross betrayal of trust it was when Mr Sneaky rammed through his radical IR laws, described by an international expert as ‘the most radical anti-labour policy in modern economic history’. (IMO, the restrictions on collective bargaining are the most insidious parts of the legislation, from both the practical and historical points of view.)

    That said, I’m not optimistic about Labor getting the seats it needs and said so in print, elsewhere, back in September. IMO, too much wishful thinking and not enough notice of the realities and consensus after the 2004 election that 2007 would be very difficult for Labor. Can’t believe that Mr Sneaky would have stuck around otherwise. But, … I’ll be glad to be proved wrong.

  37. This is my first comment on this blog.

    My advice; read the dead-tree article which accompanies this Galaxy poll, it seems to be highly qualified to me, “a Labor landslide remains a prospect.” unquote.

    Look for the unvarnished Galaxy poll on the eve of the election.

  38. Yeah, this poll ain’t much use to us.

    My own broad equation for calculating 2PP is:

    1. Exclude Morgan
    2. Average the other three
    3. Subtract 0.5 ALP to account for last minute frights, and ‘Howard voting as shameful secret’ factor

    Which gives ya 53 ish, and a safe win in the low-mid 80s.

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