Poll Sum; 1st April






One Poll, Essential 17/03was deleted.

One Poll, Essential 31/3 was added

A total of 7862 Australians were polled


Percentages converted back to Raw Numbers

Simple maths convert the published % to raw numbers using the electors polled.

Liberal and National Party numbers are combined.


Note:- Newspoll lumps PUP voters with “Others”. I split them out at as near to 20-80 as I can with whole numbers. That seems to be how the numbers for other polls fall.

Two Party Preferred


Translating this into electoral numbers,

assuming 15 million electors

we have a National Two Party Preferred of

L-NP 6,879,750 Votes

ALP 8,120,250 Votes

Which leads to – – -



A difference of

8.270% or

1,240,500 voters.

A swing of around 70,000 voters to the Left.

Which will appear to drop next week as Morgan leaves the Summary.


One of the numbers the true wonks look at is the Primary vote given to the majors.

Once upon a time it was expected that the L-NP primary would be around 45% while the ALP could only win with a Primary beginning with a “4”.



The minor parties and the “others” will have a major impact come election day.

Here is how they are going.


Whenever I see a poll it is my habit to add the ALP and Green votes together.

The Left remains the Left even though it is now in two parts.

At the moment the other Left Parties are lumped in “Others” so I cannot count them.

Anyway, here is what that addition of ALP + Greens looks like this week.

The number this week is back over 50%



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I was fascinated by one outcome in the NSW election. The “Almost Final” primary votes shows an interesting fact of the Australian electoral system.


The “Nats” and the Greens have almost the same % of the vote. Yet one has 16 seats in the new Parliament and the other maybe has as many as just 4.

Yet the Liberal representative on the ABC panel on election night was outraged that the Greens had a concentrated vote in four electorates and this somehow reduced the credibility of the Greens. Somehow she missed the point that the Rural Socialists have been doing that for generations!

One day Australia will break free of its political amnesia and remember that all “Liberal” Governments are coalitions with a gerrymandered minor party.

Disagree? Look at, not only the NSW numbers but also at the National’s numbers in the polling above.


I will repeat myself again, as our PM-thing keeps doing. As our PM-thing keeps doing. There is no way tony abbott should sleep well tonight! His budget is less than two months away and last year’s budget is still in crisis mode. Budget night will be the next big downer for the PM.


Who will be the last person to vote for PUP?




Over to you, the discerning reader.

It Tickled Granny’s Fancy





The Australian Women’s Weekly, Saturday 31 March 1945

From a Roman Wall #87

wine_salesman_-_roman“Salve, Good Morning.” Zoophilus and his slave girl Marti entered the Forum Cafeterium.

“Ave, welcome.” Nellus the best Barristerus in all of modern Rome greeted her customers.

Accepting their beakers of steaming hot caffeinus, the newcomers replied, “Gratias ago tibi, Thank you.”

They sat at their favourite tabula and greeted Secundus who had arrived early.

Verbo Ipsum nodded to the new arrivals. “Where have you two been this past mensis, month?” he asked.

“Caesar wanted a new Cameleopard, a Giraffe, for his zoo so we took a short voyage to Alexandria to obtain one.” replied Zoophilus. “I must admit, it is good to be back home. Hey, Secundus, I am really looking forward to finding some of your brother’s caseum caprinum, goat’s milk cheese. He makes it no one else can.”

“That could be a problem,” said Secundus. “He had a secret ingredient he used to give it that special taste. But he misplaced it and he’s spent weeks looking for it. Without it he just doesn’t know what to do.”

“Yes,” commented Verbo Ipsum. “He has lost his whey.”


roman graffiti

Street Art

More from a Bunbury car park

street art 28

Street Wisdom

Street art 28

BBC Quiz of the Week


LAST Week:- Moving into a rather quiet autumnal time. Coolish days and cooler nights with little touches of rain. Very nice.

Hats and Crowns:- DaisyFae and Rob both scored a 2/7, saving me from the hat by one.

THIS Week:- Oh well, 3/3 after three questions should have seen a good score but a dismal one out of the last four was not pretty! . How will you go this week with the Quiz?

Previous Dunces

20th Mar, 2/7, daisyfae, Rob

13th Feb, 2/7, Ærchiearchive, daisyfae

6th Feb, 4/7, No Hat Award

27th Feb, 2/7, daisyfae, Rob

20th Feb, 1/7, Ærchiearchive

13th Feb, 3/7, No Hats Awarded

6th Feb, 2/7, Rob

30th Jan, 2/7, Rob

23rd Jan No Hats Awarded

16th Jan, 1/7, Rob

9th Jan, 1/7, daisyfae

12th Dec, 3/7, no hats awarded

5th Dec, 2/7, Ærchiearchive

Crown Winners (7/7)

14th Sept, 2012, healingmagichands

28th Sept, 2012, dinahmow

5th Oct, 2012, dinahmow, healingmagichands, Buff

7th Dec, 2012, healingmagichands, Rob

31st May, 2013, dinahmow

14th June, 2013, dinahmow

26th July 2013, dinahmow

9th August 2013, dinahmow

21st Mar, 2014, healingmagichands

1st Aug, 2014, healingmagichands

Lots of Fun


In the 1930′s & 1940′s when these were published in

The Western Mail, and The Australian Worker

PCishness was not a consideration

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