Essential Research: 58-42

The latest weekly Essential Research survey (which gets its own thread in Newspoll off-weeks when there’s no Galaxy poll on the Sunday) has Labor recovering from an unheralded dip over the past fortnight, its two-party lead increasing from 56-44 to 58-42. Also featured are questions on leadership preference, which find Julia Gillard favoured over Malcolm Turnbull 39 per cent to 34 per cent and Kevin Rudd favoured over Gillard 63 per cent to 14 per cent, and expectations regarding the economy.

UPDATE (2/12/08): Today’s Courier-Mail provides further figures from yesterday’s Galaxy poll of 800 voters in Queensland, showing 38 per cent would like to go back to John Howard and Peter Costello, against 54 per cent preferring Kevin Rudd and Wayne Swan.

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. London also has one central body (London Transport) that distributes the revenue and runs the zoning and ticketing system. That makes it work. They have moved to that approach in SEQ now and presto! – integrated ticket zones have been introduced.

    If you really want to see good integrated transpor systems the best ones are not in the english speaking world – go to Munich, Vienna, Helsinki, Strassbourg, Singapore, or Hong Kong to name a few. There are more modern (and cheaper) options than Oyster card out now too).

  2. Roxon announcing in the house that Customs have tested the ‘Malternatives’ that the liquor industry have tried to get around the alcopops tax don’t match the chemical composition of beer so they will still be taxed as spirits

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