In conjunction with the release of the 2014 Lowy Institute Poll, Lowy Institute Poll Director Alex Oliver has recorded a podcast which explains the methodology used in the survey.

Alex speaks  with Sol Lebovic, who has provided independent advice and technical support to the Lowy Institute over the last six years. Sol is one of Australia's most distinguished pollsters, founding Newspoll in 1985 and directing it for more than two decades. Sol explains how the Lowy Institute Poll's sample size, sample selection and weighting methods provide a reliable and rigorous survey, representative of the views of the Australian public, with an error margin of approximately 3.1%. 

The full transcript of the podcast is available on the Lowy Institute website.