Essential Research: 61-39

The latest two-week rolling online panel survey by Essential Research shows federal Labor retaining its record 61-39 lead from last week, although the preferred prime minister gap has narrowed from 41 per cent to 35 per cent. Tellingly, the government’s handling of the financial crisis has the favour of 63 per cent of respondents against 18 per cent disapproving, compared with 31 per cent and 35 per cent for the opposition. Also covered are attitudes to the US presidential race.

Author: William Bowe

William Bowe is a Perth-based election analyst and occasional teacher of political science. His blog, The Poll Bludger, has existed in one form or another since 2004, and is one of the most heavily trafficked websites on Australian politics.

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  1. Ah come on, GNW tonight was hilarious. Bishop was pretty pathetic and tried way to hard to score political points but she got heaps back from the rest of the guests.

  2. In regards to the car industry a couple of points
    1we are one of 15 countries that can produce from design to shopfloor
    2strategically,a heavy industry capabilty is amust
    3transport earns more relative to its input costs
    4we suffer the tryanny of distance
    5we “made’ the ute etc

  3. [By comparison, just one in five voters would prefer Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull in the top job. His rating as the better prime minister has fallen by the same margin – 3 per cent – to record a 22 per cent rating. But it remains substantially higher than his predecessor Brendan Nelson. ]


  4. So, while we’re waiting, what games do we want to play? Mine is what absolutely cretinous relative by marriage you’ve managed to acquire. I’ve got a ripper. She’s a Lib. voter, of course, and tonight phoned to give me an earful because Mum had been moved into the high dependency unit. It’s all my fault, you see. I’d not thought I could cause dementia.

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