Not working in an electorate office nor being one of the overlords of the Liberal Party (that has access to internal polling), I’ve found myself wondering what the actual state of play is in the upcoming election. Trying to decode the facial expressions and barely picked up half sentences of the ‘insiders’ isn’t nearly as rewarding as being able to pick up a newspaper every fortnight and digest some fresh polling.
Of course, the ACT can’t mathematically or financially sustain fortnightly polling. However it does seem odd to me that with less than a month to go, the Canberra Times hasn’t published a single poll. Other States are treated to somewhat semi regular polls so I can’t understand why we can’t have one.
When does the Canberra Times usually publish a poll (I know they’ve done it in the past)? What is it about Canberra that makes us so unpollable?