Only one new federal poll this week, that being the always reliable Essential Research, and it has made only the most negligible of differences to the weekly BludgerTrack poll aggregate numbers. Nonetheless, the 0.2% shift to Labor on two-party preferred is sufficient to score them an extra seat in Queensland on the seat projection. Essential also provided its once-monthly new data point for the leadership ratings, and while Bill Shorten is up a little on net approval, here too there is no real change worth writing home about.
If you’re after a meatier read than this post has been able to offer, you may enjoy my paywalled article in Crikey yesterday on the apparent leftward drift in voter sentiment over the past two decades, and the absence of the growing polarisation so widely noted in the United States. I also have a rather extensive new post on developments in the Victorian election campaign.
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Tony Jones is disgusting, cuts off anyone who doesn’t toe the Tony Abbott line
[c 1783 – Yes if this Newspoll blows the Libs out of the water what will Hartcher and all the sycophants at The Australian say about TA’s performance at the G20?]
Personally I’m not fussed about the Newspoll, but that our govt is clearly out of step with the rest of the world, such that almost everything Abbott opened the weekend conference with to the leaders ended up being undermined by the resultant communiques.
Well how would you be! She’s ready made for FoxNews.
A lot of good-hearted teasing of Turnbull going on. He is enjoying it while half-heartedly defending the honour of his Dear Leader.
Turnbull looks a bit like he knows what the Newspoll figures are…
Yep. She talks a bit like a DT front page…
Ben Elton is excellent value. He is saving Tanya Plibersek from having to do a lot of work. As a non politician in shorter time too.
[Newspoll is unlikely to swing to the LNP look at today’s Morgan. ]
What is today’s Morgan?
[Samantha Maiden @samanthamaiden · 15m 15 minutes ago
Love that Libs are rolling out @TurnbullMalcolm and @JulieBishopMP to clean up G20. Interesting.]
Someone made that same point earlier.
Hey. Plibersek just channelled DTT.
Qanda was practically invented for people like Turnbull.
So. Credlin is letting Turnbull loose but keeping Morrison tied up in his kennel.
What is going on?
Turnbull is looking wan and tired, actuellement.
Will Jones ever shut Turnbull up?
Holmes and Plibersek just giving Turnbull a pizzling…
“Bishop/Turnbull — a new direction — for people — for a change.”
The campaign ads right themselves … *Barfs*
Who are the three richest Australians who own more than the poorest million Australians?
Evidently the Hilton staff report that Putin had a taster for his food.
I’m pretty sure he’d be aware polonium is tasteless and takes days to work.
The vibe I get on tonight’s QandA is as if Abbott has already lost and is about to face the chop and replaced by someone else.
If he flies back on QANTAS he is going to go hungry.
LOL the Daily Telegraph doesn’t push a particular political agenda, but campaigns for the interests of its readers!
For whom the poll tells!
Hey. Plibersek just channelled DTT.]
Plibersek said “darkies in Africa”?!
I find that very hard to believe, but this is Qanda’s awful format after all.
James Packer, Gina Rinehart and someone else.
55-45 2PP to ALP
Primaries: Coalition 36, ALP 39, Greens 11
Abbott: Satisfied 36, Dissatisfied 55
Shorten: Satisfied 39, Dissatisfied 41
Better PM Abbott: 37, Shorten 43
But if your readers are a bunch of barely literate Tea Party dills …
Is Jonathan Holmes asleep?
As a past PM would have said, a beautiful set of numbers. Hopefully they’re Federal, not Victorian.
Tom the first and best@1824
Surely Gina The Hutt counts for two?
I’m pretty sure Pratt is our second richest although he’s a long way behind Gina.
[Better PM Abbott: 37, Shorten 43]
Wow Yikes Wow Yikes!
Shove that up your clacker MadLib and PVO.
Newspoll blowing out further!
Opposition Leader better PM in first term. PvO was right to go WOW.
Abbott’s back down to -19 satisfaction and -5 on PPM, on top of being down 45-55.
[But if your readers are a bunch of barely literate Tea Party dills …]
Coalition on 36?
Is that their lowest since Nelson? Or Howard 98?
[I’m pretty sure he’d be aware polonium is tasteless and takes days to work.]
Cos he “gave” some to Litvinenko?
Tony Burke, that glorious representative of ALP integrity and intelligence (or just a typical ALP political careerist??)… dismissed Islamic State terror as no different from the IRA, which to him was just the same as a “Catholic State!”!
The fact that this is so untrue and dishonest is hardly surprising given that the ALP is just a more effective tory party than the blue tories in delivering the poor and working class to neo-liberal exploitation.
Thanks James J
Qanda is the Turnbull Hour.
Why am I watching this crap?
NewsPoll indicates Abbott’s played another blinder!
55/45 off of a 39 primary to the ALP??
Shorten ahead by 6 om PPM??
That would be ooopsy by Abbott then? 🙂
Enjoyed watching Angela Merkel answering questions at Lowy Institute today. Had PJK chuckling whilst JWH 2 seats along looked like he was asleep.
Despite giving her speech and answering all the questions in German, the last question from the moderator included an aside which was a thank you to Merkel for helping him with some technical problem earlier in the day, saying it was helpful to have a physicist as a leader.
To which Merkel replied in perfect English, “Yes, but I was a theoretical physicist, so I only helped you in theory.”
Ji Xinping also speaks perfect English, as does Putin. Both choose to give their speeches and pressers in their native tongue.
Our English born PM is monolingual.
At G20, Tony stood next to some real leaders, and the electorate finally realised he was the smallest guy in the room.
The IRA did not decapitate people live on the vid but it was a very, very nasty sectarian-based brutal murdering organisation which dealt in the coin of terror.
He speaks perfect gibberish!
[Our English born PM is monolingual.]
Yes but he speaks with a forked tongue.
Putin has a taster — not because the West might wish him gone — his enemies much closer to home than that.
[Our English born PM is monolingual.]
And has expressed a desire for deeper ties with the Anglosphere.
Keating was right: you change the govt, you change the country.
What’s happened to Deb?