Morgan: 59-41

Roy Morgan seems to have moved to weekly face-to-face polls, today’s offering being a survey of 955 voters conducted on Saturday and Sunday (so before the early week leadership non-event). It shows a 1 per cent shift in the Coalition’s direction on two-party preferred, with both major parties up on the primary vote: the Coalition from 34.5 per cent to 36 per cent, Labor from 49 per cent to 51 per cent.

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  1. I seem to remember Costello saying Howard was a irresponsible spendaholic.

    Greenspan putting some not too gentle comments on Bush:

    Mr. Bush, he writes, was never willing to contain spending or veto bills that drove the country into deeper and deeper deficits, as Congress abandoned rules that required that the cost of tax cuts be offset by savings elsewhere. “The Republicans in Congress lost their way,” writes Mr. Greenspan, a self-described “libertarian Republican.”

    “They swapped principle for power. They ended up with neither. They deserved to lose” in the 2006 election, when they lost control of the House and Senate.

  2. So Howard has promised to stay on the backbench if the Libs win the election so that his seat doesn’t have to have an unnecessary bi- election. I wonder if he’ll feel that way about his poor constituents if he wins his seat and his party loses the election. Not likely.

  3. After all this time people still debate what JWH says. Total waste of time, ignore everything he says and only look at what he does.

  4. [Meanwhile, Liberal MPs and candidates, aghast at the damage done to the Government’s re-election chances by the Prime Minister’s recent blundering, have begun to devise campaigns minimising his profile – in stark contrast to previous elections where he was regarded as a positive.

    “Candidates are starting to put together campaigns which stress their local credentials rather than any presidential style campaign,” one frontbencher told The Sunday Mail. “We’re not going to want Howard anywhere near our seats during the campaign.

    “And don’t expect to see many pictures of him around voting booths on polling day either,” they said.]

    I hope the ALP will point out that Howard is now Mr Invisible 🙂 or he could be known as Mr Snufflupagus, who was first introduced on Sesame Street as Big Bird’s “Imaginary Friend”.

  5. Me thinks the Primeminstership has emphysema.

    Sorry to add another post so soon – but there are so many treasures out there today:

    Firstly this Saturday headline must have hurt:

    AND Matt Price:

    “The alternative view has Howard selfishly obliterating the Liberals’ dwindlingre-election prospects by stubbornly staying put, and irrevocably tainting his successor in the process.”,22049,22424490-5001031,00.html

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