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Asking the people who count - you

On Line Opinion is continuing its tradition of innovative election coverage concentrating on what voters really think rather than what politicians and commentators think we should think. Over the course of the campaign we will be running online focus groups and qualitative surveys and reporting on them. This is a first for us and Western Australia, and wouldn't be possible without the help of Peter van Onselen from Edith Cowan University.

Candidate Central

Want candidate or seat information quickly? Our Seats and Candidates pages contain links to the most up-to-date and authoritative information supplied by the Electoral Commission and the politicians themselves.

Voter Cam

Most media cover elections by asking politicians and "experts" what is happening. Our expert analysts don't. They ask the people that actually matter - voters. Yes, that's you. To join our email list and make your voice heard please fill in our registration form by clicking here. If you have friends who you think might like to participate, please click here to send them an email. Click here for Voter Cam.


Check back to this page for daily update analysis of polls, focus groups and what the politicians are saying. All of our analysis is being carried on our blog Ambit Gambit at the moment.


This site is a collaboration between National Forum, publisher of On Line Opinion and Peter van Onselen of Edith Cowan University. It will also feature analysis pieces by a variety of contributors including Peter van Onselen, Tim Grau, and Graham Young.

Right from the very beginning

Most commentators analyse the past. By using online qualitative polling we try to analyse the future.

We have a good track record at getting it right. We will be holding our first focus group later this week.

Electoral Pendulum

While the electoral commission attempts to create all seats equal in size, not all seats are equal in importance. The electoral pendulum ranks seats in order of security. To view the pendulum click here.

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