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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

Hyundai Heavy successfully test-runs autonomous ship

Hyundai Heavy Industries Group (HHIH) successfully conducted a test run of a fully autonomous cruise ship, which navigated through the narrow 10-kilometer Pohang Canal. However, an HHIH official clarified that the...

SsangYong Motor's first EV to be launched in Europe on October

SsangYong Motor Co. will launch its first electric vehicle (EV) dubbed Korando Emotion in Europe later in October to speed up its sales process. SsangYong has begun domestic production of the Korando Emotion. Chung...

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...

Kakao edges Naver for third spot among S. Korea's most valuable firms

Kakao Corp. posted a market capitalization of 64.1 trillion won to take the third spot among South Koreas most valuable company following chip giants Samsung Electronics Co. and SK hynix Inc. The upward march was due to...

Hybe's market value surges after the release of BTS' ‘Butter’

Hybe, formerly known as Big Hit Entertainment, saw its market valuation shoot up to an amazing number after BTS Butter track was released and subsequently dominated all the music charts around the world. The companys value...

Politics

Donald Trump election loss: New emails show ex-POTUS removed Atlanta US attorney over false election fraud claims

To this day, former President Donald Trump is pushing his claims of election fraud that led him to lose the 2020 presidential race to Joe Biden. New emails have revealed that Trump went to the extent of having Atlanta,...

Nancy Pelosi urged by House Republicans to remove Ilhan Omar from House Foreign Affairs Committee

Minnesota Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar sparked backlash regarding her recent comments comparing American and Israeli war crimes to Hamas and the Taliban. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy demanded that House...

Donald Trump election loss: Ex-POTUS pressured DOJ officials to overturn results, according to new emails

Former President Donald Trump has to this day pushed the belief that the November 2020 elections were stolen from him and denied him a second term without evidence. In another attempt to cling to power in his final weeks...

Joe Biden looks to have a 'predictable, stable' relationship with Russia in summit with Vladimir Putin

Following the G7 Summit in the UK and the NATO summit in Belgium, US President Joe Biden is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday in Geneva. The meeting would be Bidens first in-person meeting with...

Science

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...

New global guidelines for stem cell research aim to drive discussions, not lay down the law

The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) today released updated guidelines for stem cell research and its translation to medicine. Developed in response to recent scientific and clinical advances, the...

Tiangong: China may gain a monopoly on space stations - here's what to expect

China launched Tianhe-1, the first and main module of a permanent orbiting space station called Tiangong (Heavenly Palace 天 宫), on April 29. Two additional science modules (Wentian and Mengtian) will follow in 2022 in a...

Microfluidics: The tiny, beautiful tech hidden all around you

When you think of micro- or nanotechnology, you likely think of small electronics like your phone, a tiny robot or a microchip. But COVID-19 tests which have proven to be central to controlling the pandemic are also a...

Space tourism – 20 years in the making – is finally ready for launch

For most people, getting to the stars is nothing more than a dream. On April 28, 2001, Dennis Tito achieved that lifelong goal but he wasnt a typical astronaut. Tito, a wealthy businessman, paid US$20 million for a seat...

Technology

‘Elden Ring’s’ world features 6 major locations that can be explored in no specific order

The open world features in the earlier games released by FromSoftware and Hidetaka Miyazaki have been some of the most beloved by its avid fans. Elden Ring is poised to continue that tradition as the popular game director...

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series gets FCC certification ahead of rumored August launch

Samsung fans may have gotten another hint at the imminent launch of the Galaxy Watch 4 series. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has certified two models of unannounced smart wearable devices from the tech...

‘Forza Horizon 5’ won’t require heavy PC specs when it launches in November

Xbox surprised racing simulation fans with the announcement of Forza Horizon 5 at its E3 showcase. Aside from dropping a new trailer, the developers also announced its release date and provided ample details about its...

Microsoft confirms Windows 10 retirement in 2025 as Windows 11 leaks online

The next version of Microsofts Windows operating system, currently dubbed Windows 11, has appeared in several leaks just a few weeks before the companys event. Meanwhile, Microsoft has also discreetly confirmed that...

Nintendo confirms ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2’ is launching in 2022

Nintendo released a new trailer for the much-awaited The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 during Nintendo Direct on Tuesday. It confirmed previous rumors that the game will not be released this year and provided a...
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