ReachTEL polls show Labor is behind in key byelections, but Essential has better news for Bill Shorten.
We are often presented with surveys that claim to show how we all think on a certain subject. But how many people do you need to ask for that finding to have have any convincing meaning?
Labor still holds a narrow two-party preferred lead over the Coalition, while polling takes a skewed turn.
Polls also have good news for the government, with the two-party preferred gap narrowing and the budget well-received.
Labor continues to hold a 51-49% two-party lead in the wake of last week's budget.
Labor holds its two-party preferred lead over the Coalition, but recent momentum has been with the incumbent government.
Despite the government's 30th Newspoll loss under Malcolm Turnbull, this week's polls have been a mixed bag for both sides.
The Coalition braces for the next Newspoll, while a redistribution gives Labor reason to smile, and the Batman byelection results are finalised.
When it comes to political scandals, context is king.
The polls seem to be swinging back in favour of the Andrews Labor government in Victoria, while in New South Wales it's neck-and-neck.
The Liberals went from a losing position in Tasmanian polls months ago to a comfortable victory on election day.
The Liberals should win a majority at Saturday's Tasmanian state election.
The reallocation is short and long Senate terms for Tasmania distorts the 2016 election result.
While this Newspoll is Malcolm Turnbull's 26th consecutive loss (four short of Tony Abbott's streak), it is the Coalition's best position since April 2017.
The polls are leaning towards the Liberals holding power in Tasmania, but the unpopularity of the federal Coalition government could help Labor get over the line.
The strong US economy has improved Donald Trump's ratings in the last month.
In both Australian and overseas elections held in 2017, the left generally performed better than expected.
Historically, wishful thinking has blunted pushback.
If the primary votes in Newspoll were replicated at the South Australian election, SA-BEST would probably win a clear majority of lower house seats.
The easy win for John Alexander in the Bennelong byelection restores the Coalition's two-seat majority in the House of Representatives.