Newspoll: 54-46 to Labor

The latest fortnightly Newspoll records a post-MH17 improvement in Tony Abbott’s personal ratings, but no dividend on voting intention.

Stephen Murray tweets that the fortnightly Newspoll in tomorrow’s Australian shows no change on two-party preferred, with Labor maintaining its lead of 54-46, and next to no change on the primary vote, with the Coalition steady on 36%, Labor down one to 36%, the Greens up one to 12% and others steady on 16%. However, Tony Abbott is up five on approval to 36% and down seven on disapproval to 53%, and has drawn level on preferred prime minister at 38-38 after Bill Shorten led 41-36 a fortnight ago. Bill Shorten’s personal ratings are also improved, his approval up four to 38% and disapproval down two to 41%.

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.

1,361 comments on “Newspoll: 54-46 to Labor”

  1. BB, I understand what you are saying, but how does George Brandis’ education at Villanova, Cooparoo (surely is a Brisbane equivalent to St Pats), fit into that narrative?

    My guess is he’s just an unmitigated prick.

  2. All this talk and condemnation helps no-one. Is it possible for the UN to just send in the troops.

    [It is the second time in a week that a UN school housing refugees has been hit.

    Ban accused the Israeli military of ignoring repeated communications on the location of the school.

    ‘I want to make it clear that the exact location of this elementary school has been communicated to the Israeli military authorities 17 times, as recently as last night, just a few hours before this attack,’ he said.

    ‘They are aware of the coordinates and exact location of where these people are.’

    Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis, meanwhile, joined international calls for an end to the bloodshed.

    ‘We want the immediate establishment of a UN-monitored ceasefire to enable an escape from this bloody vortex, which is an offence to humanity,’ he said.]

    – See more at: http://www.skynews.com.au/news/top-stories/2014/07/31/un-says-gaza-school-attack–unjustifiable-.html?cid=BP_RSS_SN-TOPSTORIES_3_UNsaysGazaschoolattackunjustifiable_310714#sthash.hw75NNY0.dpuf

  3. Bemused

    My former father in law had two brothers killed in WWII, one shot down over France and one in PNG. He enlisted but never left Australia.

    Each year he attended the dawn service in the country town he lived in. That was all. He had no time for RSL types.

    Gallipoli is just a footnote to the rest of the world but as usual for Australians, it was all about us.

    I think Australians Made up just 6 percent of the total troops involved, including Turks.

  4. bemused:

    [When in Singapore I did make a point of going to the Kranji war cemetery and found myself shedding a quiet tear.]

    I had the same reaction when visiting a former concentration camp in central Europe. Quiet contemplation, and sense of despair. I didn’t need any grand speeches or a flag-waving crowd to tell me what to think.

  5. Paul Keating is an alumus of De La Salle Brothers Bankstown. He finished school there at 15 to join the Sydney County Council (a government-owned electricity retailer) and manage a rock band.

  6. Dee@1352

    All this talk and condemnation helps no-one. Is it possible for the UN to just send in the troops.

    It is the second time in a week that a UN school housing refugees has been hit.

    Ban accused the Israeli military of ignoring repeated communications on the location of the school.

    ‘I want to make it clear that the exact location of this elementary school has been communicated to the Israeli military authorities 17 times, as recently as last night, just a few hours before this attack,’ he said.

    ‘They are aware of the coordinates and exact location of where these people are.’

    Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis, meanwhile, joined international calls for an end to the bloodshed.

    ‘We want the immediate establishment of a UN-monitored ceasefire to enable an escape from this bloody vortex, which is an offence to humanity,’ he said.


    – See more at: http://www.skynews.com.au/news/top-stories/2014/07/31/un-says-gaza-school-attack–unjustifiable-.html?cid=BP_RSS_SN-TOPSTORIES_3_UNsaysGazaschoolattackunjustifiable_310714#sthash.hw75NNY0.dpuf

    The UN doesn’t have the troops, that’s the first problem.

    I caught a part of a story on radio this morning in which it was claimed that Israel has more military aircraft and tanks than France and Germany combined! It is a Middle East military superpower.

    I just anguish over what is happening there and nothing can excuse it. Nothing!

  7. I’ve been putting some family history together for our kids and came across a letter written by my great grandfather to the War Office in 1920 asking for the War Medals, etc., for his son (my great uncle).

    The letter is sad detailing how he fought at Gallipoli and then was lost at Pozzieres but expresses the pride my g/gfather felt for his 18 yr old son’s ‘valiant contribution to King and Country’. Aaaghh

    I’m with others who don’t like the razzamatazz. All I see is a wastage of strong, young blokes who were needed in this country. I

    It would be nice to think we could reflect on it the way we did before the hype – acknowledgment on Anzac Day then quiet respect thereafter

  8. [He had no time for RSL types.]

    My OH’s grandfather refused to attend the RSL.

    Reckons old men reliving atrocities was not of interest to him.

  9. Bemused
    [The UN doesn’t have the troops, that’s the first problem.

    I caught a part of a story on radio this morning in which it was claimed that Israel has more military aircraft and tanks than France and Germany combined! It is a Middle East military superpower.

    I just anguish over what is happening there and nothing can excuse it. Nothing!]

    Heard that too!

    Don’t know if this is true or not but heard Israels Defense force is one of the most technologically advanced in the world.

  10. psyclaw@1266

    [A suspicious person might think that right from the get-go when the $250K came onto the table, KJ thought “Hmmmmm! Now her’s a bit of cash floating around that no-one really owns!”]

    A really suspicious person might think that right from the get-go the $250k was always understood as a personal bribe to agree to a deal not in the best interests of members, at least on the HSU side if not on the Peter Mac side too.

    A really suspicious person might think that. I, of course, could not possibly comment.

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