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Adrian Beaumont

Adrian Beaumont

Honorary Associate, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Melbourne

I have completed my PhD at the University of Melbourne’s School of Mathematics and Statistics, and graduated 6 August 2016. I am now an Honorary Associate at the School. Since 1998, I have had great interest in electoral politics, and I keenly follow both Australian and US elections. I have been writing poll and electoral analysis articles for The Conversation since prior to the 2013 Federal election on Federal, state and some international elections.

Morrison slumps in Newspoll but Coalition gains, as lockdown shows vaccination is essential

Jun 08, 2021 00:16 am UTC| Politics

This weeks Newspoll had Labor and the Coalition tied at 50-50 on a two-party-preferred basis. This is a one point gain for the Coalition since the last Newspoll, three weeks ago. Primary votes were 41% Coalition (steady),...

Joe Biden wins US presidential election as mail-in votes turn key states around

Nov 08, 2020 10:45 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Pennsylvania and Nevada were today called for Joe Biden, taking him to 279 Electoral Votes, nine more than the 270 required to win. Biden is now the US president-elect, defeating an incumbent president for the first time...

Will coronavirus damage Trump in the US general election? And Morrison's ratings improve in Newspoll

Mar 17, 2020 01:37 am UTC| Politics

Four states hold Democratic primaries on Wednesday in Australia: Florida, Ohio, Illinois and Arizona. These states will award 14.5% of all pledged delegates, taking us to 61.5% of total delegates. But given Joe Bidens...

Bernie Sanders easily wins Nevada caucus; the Coalition regains support in Newspoll

Feb 26, 2020 07:45 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Bernie Sanders has easily won the Nevada Democratic caucus, cementing his status as front-runner for the Democratic nomination in the US presidential election. With 88% of precincts reporting, Sanders won 47.1% of...

With four days remaining, Sanders leads narrowly in Iowa, but Biden leads nationally

Feb 03, 2020 12:36 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Four days before the US Iowa Democratic caucuses next Tuesday AEDT, the RealClearPolitics poll average has Bernie Sanders narrowly leading with 23.8%, followed by Joe Biden on 20.2%, Pete Buttigieg 15.8%, Elizabeth Warren...

Conservative landslide at UK's Brexit election; Trump's ratings rise on strong US economy

Dec 14, 2019 09:59 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

At the December 12 UK election, the Conservatives won 365 of the 650 House of Commons seats (up 48 since the 2017 election), Labour 202 (down 60), the Scottish National Party (SNP) 48 (up 13) and the Liberal Democrats 11...

Warren placed second after Biden, as Trump's ratings rise. But could the impeachment scandal make a difference?

Sep 28, 2019 13:47 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Two weeks after the September 12 Democratic presidential debate, Joe Biden continues to lead with 29.0% in the RealClearPolitics Democratic national average, followed by Elizabeth Warren at 21.4%, Bernie Sanders at 17.3%,...

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Economy

Microsoft's market cap exceeds $2 trillion

Microsofts market value exceeded $2 trillion during trading on Tuesday, becoming only the second publicly traded US company, after Apple, to reach such a valuation. Its stock climbed 1.1 percent to $265.51. Microsoft...

Coinbase plunges 2% due to poor performance by Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

Coinbase fell 2 percent Tuesday to about $217 as Bitcoin prices tumbled, proving that it is not immune from the price volatility of other cryptocurrencies. The price slide is directly attributed to poor performance by...

Burger King Singapore adds plant-based Whooper on the menu

Burger King Singapore added a new item to its menu and it just pleased many vegan customers. This is because the fast-food chain launched its plant-based Whopper burger that is perfect for people who prefer the meatless...

LG withdraws from bid to acquire Hanon Systems

LG Electronics has been previously reported to be interested in buying a controlling stake in Hanon Systems, a firm that manufactures automotive air conditioning systems, modules, compressors and radiators. However, in a...

Nissan trying to avert 3rd straight year of losses, CEO tells shareholders

Nissan Chief Executive Makoto Uchida promised disgruntled shareholders that the company was doing its best to avert a third straight year of losses and that profitability is improving. Uchida added that Nissan boasts...

Politics

Joe Biden holds meetings with Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema

With an evenly divided Senate, party unity especially in the Democratic Party is essential in President Joe Bidens administration. Ahead of the Senates vote on debating the sweeping voting rights proposal, Biden met with...

Kamala Harris to appear at DNC Pride Celebration fundraiser

The Democratic Party is already at work to prepare for the 2022 elections as the majority the Democrats hold in both the House and Senate are in the balance. Coinciding with celebrations for Pride month this month, Vice...

Donald Trump reportedly suggested sending COVID-19 patients to Guantanamo, according to new book

Former President, Donald Trumps administration, faced criticism over its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic during the outbreak in early 2020. According to a new book, during the early days of the pandemic in the US, Trump...

Barack Obama expresses support for Sen. Joe Manchin's voting bill

Democratic West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin poses as a key player in the passage of Democrat-proposed policies in the Senate. With Manchin proposing a compromise for the sweeping voting rights bill, former President...

Science

Cern: how we’re probing the universe’s origins using record precision measurements

What happened at the beginning of the universe, in the very first moments? The truth is, we dont really know because it takes huge amounts of energy and precision to recreate and understand the cosmos on such short...

S. Korea's nuclear research institute hacked by N. Korean agency: lawmaker

South Koreas Ministry of Science and ICT official is investigating a potential hack into a state-run Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute by a group suspected to be associated with a North Korean intelligence...

S. Korea to encourage private sector participation in miniature satellite project

South Korea will develop over 100 miniature satellites over the next decade to establish a national security monitoring system and testing next-generation network communications. The Ministry of Science and ICT expects...

S. Korea eyes carbon neutrality by commercializing carbon capture and utilization products by 2030

South Korea plans to go carbon neutral by commercializing 14 carbon capture and utilization products by 2030 and to invest over 100 billion won annually for the development of the technology beginning 2023. The progress...

Finland's Ant Brew offers beer created with goose poop

Finnish Brewery Ant Brew is offering the Wasted Potential Imperial Stout, produced by using goose feces to smoke malt. The microbrewerys home city, Lahti, which was named the European Green Capital 2021, wanted to...

Technology

Valve is ‘committed’ to host ‘Dota 2’ The International in 2021 despite lacking an official venue

Valve is suddenly left without an official venue for the much-awaited 10th Dota 2 The International. Despite the seemingly crumbling talks with the Swedish government, where the tournament was originally planned to take...

‘XCOM 2 Collection’ launches on Android on July 13

XCOM 2 Collection is finally coming to Android devices months after launching on iOS. Fans can now pre-register through the Google Play Store before its official release next month, however, the game will be supported on...

Privacy-focused Brave Search goes live in beta

The privacy-focused Brave web browser is expanding its services as it launches its own search engine, officially called Brave Search, on Tuesday. One of the early promises as the new product goes live on beta is that it...

Microsoft to end ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ expanded refund policy in July

Microsoft did not remove Cyberpunk 2077 from its digital store, but it does not mean the game was running well on Xbox One consoles. The company was also forced to expand its refund policy following the games heavily...
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