NOTE: Apologies for the present technical problems. I’m afraid I can offer no insight on how long they’re likely to last.
Essential Research this week maintains its apparent determination not to participate in the Labor poll recovery, unless you count a one-point lift in the primary vote to 35%. Otherwise, the Coalition (48%), the Greens (9%) and two-party preferred (55-45) are unchanged. Labor has in fact gained three points on the primary vote over the last five weekly polls, but with the Coalition down only one and rounding perhaps also playing a part, this has only translated into a one-point gain on two-party preferred.
Racism (71%) and religious intolerance (65%) are rated by most as problems in Australia, but homophobia (50%), sexism (45%) and ageism (44%) not so much. Labor might be perturbed to discover that slightly more think the Liberal Party better at dealing with such matters, although that’s clearly because the question pits it in direction competition with the Greens.
A question on same-sex marriage finds 55% support and 36% opposition, respectively up one and up three since August.
The poll also finds 55% considering recent protests unrepresentative of the Muslim community, against 29% who think it demonstrates a tendency to extremism.
A question on the treatment of the public sector lately in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria, which presumes rather a lot of knowledge on the part of respondents, finds a 23-38 good-bad split for Queensland, 23-34 for New South Wales and 26-25 for Victoria. Thirty-nine per cent anticipate bad treatment under a future Abbott compared compared with 30% for good treatment, while the result for the present government is 37% apiece.
UPDATE (25/9): The weekend’s Morgan face-to-face poll has Labor at parity with the Coalition on two-party preferred using the previous-election preference distribution method, something Labor last managed in late February and early March. The Coalition continues to lead 52-48 on respondent-allocated preferences, which is down from 53.5-46.5 on the result published for the two previous weeks. The primary vote has Labor up from 35% to 37.5%, the Coalition also up slightly from 40.5% to 41.5%, and the Greens down from 12% to 10%.
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I hope we get a US e;lection thread soon. In the meantime, here’s an interesting article.
[We ‘nuns on the bus’ don’t like Paul Ryan’s idea of Catholic values
It has been inspirational to go on the road and meet people affected by Ryan’s disturbing, supposedly ‘Catholic’ budget
guardian.co.uk, Friday 28 September 2012 14.40 BST
My organisation, founded by Catholic sisters 40 years ago, lobbies the US Congress for economic justice with a strongly progressive faith voice. This year, motivated by a disturbing proposal for a new national budget, we decided to try something new for us – a 2,700-mile bus tour through nine states that would connect us directly with people who would suffer if the budget were approved.]
Thinking about it, that would one so easy dinner. Still time to spend with the guests.
Make your request on http://blogs.crikey.com.au/pollbludger/2012/09/23/cccp-testing-page/
Caneton involves death of a ducky.
On the pretend cricket: India thinks they need a fifth bowler against the Aussies. Big call leaving out Sehwag.
[Monday, February 16, 2009
You may be wondering who this lovely lady might be, this Laura Norder. It’s not a woman at all, but refers to the way many Brits pronounce “Law & Order”.]
Some examples in the Australian context.
At last we don’t get buried alive.
This little black duck,
[ Will my itchings do? ]
OH, what a noorty Ducky you are! 😉
SCRATCH COCKY! 😉
Leg byes should be abolished.
TLBD – Got distracted by nephew bearing drinks.
Am I displaying in green?
green it is
Not for this little black duck.
Do your nephews do deliveries to Higgins?
No wonder I could not identify the whatever thing.
This little black duck,
A decent Cabernet Sauvignon with the caneton.
Starters: lamb backstrap marinated in a tasty virgin oil and served with bush spices.
Afters: mango and strawberries soaked in balsamic – whipped cream to taste
Para fin: Stilton and an aged port. ]
youve won me!
If you come to the Canberra orgy, NOT ALSO moi BUT ALSO CTar1, rummel and too many more to mention (make that – recall)
Election 2013 in Canberra?
Supporting Gillard @TeamGillard
@JuliaGillard Happy Birthday to Prime Minister Julia Gillard! #happy bithdayPM
I simply cannot come to grips with the death of ducky, for the pleasure of the table.
Funny how there aren’t many “green” commenters at the moment.
Bugger – No real drinks left and he’s left for distant Weetangera.
(Or how eva ya’ spell it)
I hope my green is really vile.
just a hue or two lighter than my favourite green, British Racing Green. the ONLY colour for a fast car.
Happy Birthday to Julia.
[the ONLY colour for a fast car]
Red doesn’t work?
Happy Birthday Julia. Must get a bottle of champers.
Red is for ego. BRG is the real thing.
[mango and strawberries soaked in balsamic]
Extra acidic with a twist of lemon?
For the fans:
CIS has done some interesting stuff over the years, don’t follow it at the moment. Used to be more academic, less partisan than IPA. Had a genuine interest in public policy and quite influential in public policy circles.. A few nutters though like that twitt Jeremy Sammutt
Motor Bikes have to be red – cars can be green.
Only for the mango. It would kill the strawbs.
I don’t know how to link but there is a great article in the AGE by Steve Bracks on the great reforms of the labor government under PM Gillard.
A few ex labor pollies should read it and use it as a template.
This little black duck’,
Election 2013 in Canberra? ]
If I’m still pointing the right way by then, I reckon it might be a great time to organise a get together in the nation’s capital.
Not sure how the other half would take towards any orgies you might have in mind for then, but could certainly be interested in hitting you up for a spare bed if possible.
Boerwar might have to get his self organised in a more PB style social construct and join in with some of his PB colleagues that he hasn’t been game to face so far.
BW, we only have a go at you. We won’t eat you. Line up with Mrs BW and get to know some great people face to face.
We won’t tell the rest of the PB community the truth about you.
Whatever that is. Any se3cretrets you have are safe with us.
Guess I’ll have to elevate myself to the bar fridge then.
Turning my attention.
Not too many hours until the Bloods go for their throats.
If the weather in SA is anything to go by, it will be a wild, windy, contest of sheer endurance.
ACT election 20 October. Nominations are in. Antony has his site up http://www.abc.net.au/elections/act/2012/
I agree motorbikes have to be red. That way I can see them on the road. 😀
I like the later, darker BRG.
CW – Me too. The Bloods.
My favourite Matchbox car was that colour.
Cricket streaming on http://www.crictime.co/live-cricket_streaming-2.htm
And I must be ready. Plus have to be sure I have everything organised for the locals get together on Sunday.
With that, goodnight all.
The Europeans got all the good colours in motor sport.
[Guess I’ll have to elevate myself to the bar fridge then.]
Get up and walk, man.
If, I can, you can.
[ The historic court one of the Old Bailey was not only filled with press and public on Wednesday, but there were so many defendants they couldn’t fit in the dock: two had to answer charges from the body of the court. Eighteen bewigged barristers—some of the finest criminal lawyers in the country—were also in attendance. Only two defendants, the private investigator Glenn Mulcaire and former managing editor Stuart Kuttner could not make the hearing. ]
” there were so many defendants they couldn’t fit in the dock”
The Murdoch Effect.
Toucans are very pretty.
[the Old Bailey]
The Central Criminal Court.
If you’re entertained send money – those are my rates!