Donald Trump receives historically low favorability ratings.
Approval ratings are usually a good way to predict the winner of the next presidential election. But Trump's numbers fall far outside any historical trends.
The polls have likely been off for some time- one reason the result on election day was widely unexpected.
While polls have been patchy for some years, analysis shows they have been particularly out of whack since Morrison became prime minister.
Assessing the national mood has become much more difficult, but the media have continued reporting them as though nothing has changed.
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This election showed that Australia is stuck with an increasingly polarised media, a highly concentrated media ownership landscape and no apparent way to do anything about it.
The election campaign is finally coming to an end, with Australians to head to the polls tomorrow.
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After five long weeks, the campaign is drawing to a close, with the polls still pointing to a narrow Labor win, with lots of unknowns in the detail.
At the May 18 poll, 40 of the nation’s 76 senators are up for election.
With the higher quota at a half-Senate election, parties probably need at least 5% of the vote to be in contention for a seat at this election.
Hispanic voters are not a monolith.
Hispanics oppose Trump's immigration policies in larger numbers than the rest of the population. But their opinions are divided sharply across partisan lines.
This Newspoll has the narrowest Labor lead since Scott Morrison replaced Malcolm Turnbull.
While the budget appealed to the Coalition's perceived strength on overall economic management, wage growth and climate change are likely to be important during the election campaign.
The latest Ipsos poll has the gap between Labor and the Coalition narrowing to 51-49, but it may be an outlier.
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A Queensland Galaxy poll taken at the same time shows a healthier lead for Labor - but more polls are needed to determine any trends in voting ahead of the federal election.
While Scott Morrison remains preferred PM, Labor maintains an election-winning two-party preferred lead in the latest Newspoll.
The latest polls show Labor holding a solid lead over the Coalition, while seat polls show that Tony Abbott may struggle to retain his Sydney seat.
In 2018, Washington voters rejected a proposed carbon tax.
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Polls suggest that the majority of Americans think climate change is real, is caused by humans and needs to be addressed. But climate change isn't a priority when Americans go to vote.
Scott Morrison’s ratings have been better than we would expect given voting intentions, as voters gave him a personal “honeymoon”.
While the latest Newspoll gave the Morrison govenrment a welcome boost, it will need to avoid the "February slump".
Would Britain vote to leave a second time?
We can use data on public attitudes to help get a sense of whether the UK would vote differently if it got another chance.
As the year come to an end, all the polls are giving a significant two-party preferred lead to the federal Labor Party.
The latest Fairfax-Ipsos and Essential polls give a strong lead to Labor, with some interesting – and variable - detail on the attributes voters see in the leaders of the two major parties.
Democrat Beto O'Rourke lost in Texas, but many expect to see him return in the 2020 presidential race.
The Democrats are currently about 57% to 43% favourites over the Republicans to win the presidency – if you trust the markets.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison concedes the Liberals lost the byelection in Wentworth on Saturday night- but postal votes have added uncertainty to the outcome.
After election night reports of a thumping win in by independent Kerryn Phelps, the Liberals have recovered significantly in postal votes - so much so, the result is now uncertain.A
Many pollsters have been asked to explain why they didn’t better predict the 2016 election.
When political polls are aggregated together, that can make the results misleading.
A Michigan township collects votes in 2016.
How do you know whether to trust a poll? Look carefully at how it was conducted – and examine your own biases.
The latest Fairfax Ipsos poll gives Labor a 53-47 lead, a two-point gain for the Coalition since mid-August.
Fairfax Ipsos gives Labor another win on two-party preferred, albeit with weird primary vote numbers, while the Labor party in Victoria has another poll win just over two months ahead of the state election.
The latest polls show Morrison is relatively popular, but the Coalition is trailing Labor badly on two-party preferred.
Another poor showing in the polls for the government, with analysis showing the Coalition most likely to lose support at the next election among the well-educated, the young and in Victoria.
The latest Fairfax Ipsos poll has brought bad news for Malcolm Turnbul - and good news for Bill Shorten.
The latest polls show the government's internal divisions are taking their toll- and some of its members are seriously out of step with the general public on energy policy.