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Coalition still ahead in New South Wales, still behind in Canberra

23 March 2015

Down to the wire? In this fifteen-minute podcast, Peter Clarke talks to psephologist Peter Brent about this Saturday’s NSW election and the federal Coalition’s continuing problems

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NSW premier Mike Baird (right) and opposition leader Luke Foley after the NSW Leaders Debate at ANZ Stadium in Sydney late last month. Dan Himbrechts/AAP Image

NSW premier Mike Baird (right) and opposition leader Luke Foley after the NSW Leaders Debate at ANZ Stadium in Sydney late last month. Dan Himbrechts/AAP Image


The NSW election looks like being closer than any observers would have anticipated six months ago. Peter Clarke talks to Peter Brent, Inside Story columnist and psephological blogger at Mumble, about what the latest surveys are saying about this Saturday’s poll, and about the fortunes of the federal Coalition. Peter Brent is speaking by Skype from Canberra.

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