Howard is likely to find it a frustrating business to exploit the detrimental economic impact of this agenda. He will be right in many ways – but wrong on the most important, the shift in geopolitics that is giving the Global Warming agenda such authority.
Thursday, 29 March 2007 State of the parties Comments Off on Look at WA to see we are in new waters
If there are those who still think the two party system is in operation at the state level, then they should look at the latest poll from WA reported by The Australian.
Thursday, 29 March 2007 Political figures Comments Off on Old man talking to himself
The more he articulates it, the more Howard’s agenda looks like a relic from the past.
Wednesday, 28 March 2007 Tactics Comments Off on ‘Wall-to-wall’ Labor scare – how self-absorbed
At face value, the wall-to-wall Labor scare makes little sense.
Tuesday, 27 March 2007 State and federal politics Comments Off on NSW/Federal read-through – not a lot, quite a lot
The NSW result may be important in undermining the confidence of the Canberra government and of the media observing it.
Monday, 26 March 2007 State and federal politics Comments Off on Incumbency factor? Someone should have told Sussex St!
Incredibly, given the way the NSW election was conducted, some are even trying to push the ‘incumbency factor’ as a reason for Iemma’s return.
Saturday, 24 March 2007 State and federal politics Comments Off on NSW – Do we still have a two-party system?
… at least at the state level?
Saturday, 24 March 2007 State of the parties Comments Off on Is it the economy, stupid?
If the ALP does win power at the end of the year, it will be the first time in its federal history that it will have done so without a programme that only it could carry out.
Wednesday, 21 March 2007 Media analysis Comments Off on Newspoll – the penny begins to drop
The most important feature of the latest 61/39 Newspoll was not the poll itself so much, which carried on the trends seen since the Rudd ascendancy, but their interpretation by the media as suggesting a break from the pattern of the last two elections. However, in this blog’s view there is still a vast under-estimation […]
Wednesday, 21 March 2007 State of the parties Comments Off on The myth of the ‘protest vote’
A basic assumption of this blog is that electoral behaviour is reasonably straight forward.