Can we trust Newspoll?

Via William Bowe:

The Australian has reported the result with its characteristic bullish confidence, precisely attributing the Coalition’s 1.5% improvement as compared with the election result to the “passage of the government’s $158 billion income tax cuts, drought funding package and national security legislation”.

YouGov Galaxy principal David Briggs also seemed hesitant to concede that anything had been seriously amiss in a column shortly after the election, in which he argued the company’s seat polls and state-level results offered “crucial evidence” that should have alerted commentators to a tighter race than their consensus suggested.

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