Better late than never, and with apologies for last night’s technical issues, the latest Newspoll result in The Australian overnight recorded a tie on two-party preferred, a slight improvement for the Coalition after Labor’s 51-49 lead in the four previous polls. However, both major parties are down a point on the primary vote, the Coalition to 40% and Labor to 35%, with the Greens also down one to 10%. The combined 15% others vote prompts The Australian to delve into some of what constitutes it: 3% apiece for the Nick Xenophon Team and Family First, 1% each for Palmer United and One Nation. Malcolm Turnbull’s personal ratings are little changed, down one on approval to 37% and up one on disapproval to 51%, but Bill Shorten loses last fortnight’s gains with a four point drop on approval to 33% and a three-point increase in disapproval to 52%. Turnbull’s lead as preferred prime minister nudges from 45-30. The poll was conducted Thursday to Sunday from a sample of 1867.
UPDATE: Here’s BludgerTrack updated with the latest Newspoll, which hasn’t made much difference to it:
1,333 comments on “Newspoll: 50-50”
The Libs are trying to make the electorate blinded by the light.
In fact it’s U Turn gelded by the right.
c@tmomma @ #1298 Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 11:55 pm
There is a lot to be done should Labor win. So much outstanding business.
I knew you would like that.Its like the words Turnbull and intelligence in the same sentence.
I had an enjoyable time once again on the phone…heard some favourable comments about the Candidate for Cowan…did some training….ate a sausage roll, considered that a small sacrifice to make for Labor…met Anne Aly’s son, who is very cool, very confident, a very good campaigner, very patient…
cupidstunt @ #1303 Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 12:04 am
warrenpeace @ #1301 Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 12:03 am
There are lots of people yet to really tune in. I’m beginning to think a lot of them just won’t tune in at all. They are very bored by everything. They certainly are not falling over themselves to vote for Turnbot.
Im assuming you live in WA. I used to live there for 18 years.
Not saying Turnbull is very intelligent but very intelligent people have no common sense. I had a flat mate who was very intelligent but used to use a swivel chair to reach high places always came crashing down never learned.
but very intelligent people have no common sense should have read, but very intelligent people Often have no common
cupidstunt @ #1307 Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 12:13 am
Yes….in the northern reaches these days
Where are you living now?
I don’t see the need to denigrate Turnbull’s intelligence.
He is obviously highly intelligent, and has an excellent eye for detail.
What he lacks is empathy and self-awareness.
I live in Tasmania now. Was in Atwell in WA for 15 years and Willagee before that for 3 years
Kevin Bonham is well worth reading today….even better than usual!
cupidstunt @ #1312 Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 12:24 am
Ok….southside…I like Tasmania a lot…love the maritime air and the pinot noir
Yes its a popular tourist destination nowadays.I now live in the marginal electorate of Lyons. Its a large electorate with a wide diversity of people.
I am a fan of the plans there for the Metronet rail system.Its badly needed as it has become so much busier over the last 15 years.
cupidstunt @ #1316 Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 12:38 am
We really do need it…Shorten has promised to fund it. WA Labor will build it. We need to extend it further too, imo
FB is kiss of death of campaign – believe me it will be cancelled
cringeworthy even americans did not think up this one – has anyone else in world gone there – a video cam or phone for national leaders – hear the laugher all way to trumptown
I do think it will be built regardless of who is federal leader as long as WA Labor is returned. Obviously I prefer Shorten over anyone.
Goodnight from me too.
can MT do something stupid much moreso that FB debate – a knighting of philip moment — please, he really is capable … leave him alone and desperate in that strange deplelted air of the everest peak that he inhabits by himself …. jumo
i spoke to 23 year old 10 minutes after hearing of FB debate – (i am still laughing btw)
she said how stupid, her generation does not know the man, he came from nowhere and needs to be known – FB is not the way to communicate with lots of people (which is isn’t – it is a social network – social media for idiots malcolm, ill write it for you – and if you think you’ll trend and go viral or something get another life quickly … this decision shows the baseless hollowness of his rhetoric, esp the big I innovation word
Malcolm Turnbull’s plan for a Facebook debate is just a mechanism to get out of tomorrow’s forum.
One thing to note is Facebook’s usage doesn’t skew as young as most people think.
re: NBN & Mal
Speed (up and down), latency (response or transaction time), robustness, stability, reliability, future-proofing, innovation and economic potential, and value for public dollar.
Copper cannot match fibre on even a single one of these critical criteria, let alone offer an advantage over it.
Do you agree with that assessment, Prime Minister?
cupidstunt @ #932 Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 3:21 pm
I did hope his political judgement was better than it turned out to be.
But he is at serious risk of handing government to Labor, which is okay by me, so I am not complaining.
I’m having one of those nights tossing and turning. Maybe I’m worried about Phony Tony cracking up, or maybe it’s the late night snack giving me indigestion.
Phony Tony goes into the election with all of Abbott’s policies and wont front up to a peoples forum, not prime ministerial acts in my book.
Re Facebook debate
“even the Americans didn’t think that one up….”
Yes they did. Last August one of the first 2016 presidential debates was a FB debate.
Tried to read through this editorial. Not sure if I can take it seriously when it’s titled “We could be looking at a second double dissolution election”.
What is this rubbish???
Rather than calling a DD every time there is a disagreement in the Senate, wouldn’t it be better to hold a referendum on the troublesome issue in question? If the Senate can’t decide, let the people decide. I think Switzerland has a system where referendums are held 4 times per year to allow the people to decide on a range of policy options. That system is worth a closer look I reckon.