Our thanks to ABC chief online political writer Annabel Crabb for helping us launch the annual Lowy Institute Poll yesterday, and for sitting down for this short interview. Look out for Annabel's analysis of why there is such a strong split in this year's poll in favour of the Liberal-Nationals Coalition on foreign policy. A little later we'll post an interview with Daniel Flitton from The Age, who comes to quite a different conclusion on the reasons for this split.

PS. The first reader to identify Annabel's Simpsons reference gets a shiny new donkey. Email me at blogeditor@lowyinstitute.org.