With a fortnight to go, Newspoll finds two-party preferred steady at 50-50, from primary votes of Coalition 41% (up one), Labor 36% (up one) and Greens 10% (steady). We are also informed that the Nick Xenophon Team is at 29% in South Australia. On personal ratings, Malcolm Turnbull is down one on approval to 36% and steady on disapproval at 51%, while Bill Shorten is up two to 35% and down one to 51%. Turnbull’s lead as preferred prime minister shifts from 45-30 to 46-31. The poll was conducted Thursday to Sunday from a sample of 1805.
The Australian also has a Newspoll result showing Barnaby Joyce with a lead of just 51-49 in New England, from primary votes of 48%, 36% for independent Tony Windsor, 7% for Labor and 3% for the Greens. This was part of the same marginal seat polling that was mostly released on Saturday, being conducted Monday to Wednesday from a sample of 523.
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Seats have been won by less….
Possibly – if so, the Greens get 32.6% of Liberal preferences and 57.6% of everybody else’s.
president of the solipsist society @ #1400 Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 1:22 am
I think voters matter. They have families and friends; are curious about political expression; are obviously intelligent and observant. I learned from them, as I do from nearly every voter I’m fortunate enough to meet.
Not at all remarkably, no G attended this open community event.
Briefly, how well do you think the tin soldier is travelling in Hasluck?
I respected Bob Brown and there are a couple of Greens senators at least who do good work in the parliament that I may give some prominence to below the line. But I am not convinced about Di Natale. Just has those beady eyes Maxwell Smart talked about. Well it is not jut that – but it encapsulates it.
pegasus @ #1015 Monday, June 20, 2016 at 9:11 pm
Turnbull was crook but even so if he thought he was in front one would expect to have seen a little more confidence, vision, something positive. But there was only “believe me!” a few times amid generally defensive waffle.
This was the scene from Life of Brian that Turnbull reminded me of. More than once:
After 4 goes at logging in, finally am.
Was going to say enjoy being in Greek islands as you guys cheer me up.
Looks as though talking to myself now:smile:
Anyway off to next island serifos tomorrow.
At moment 8pm here temperature is 35c
Lovely tributes to Jo Cox in House of Commons
shellbell @ #1411 Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 4:32 am
Wow this is too much for me. I was driving when I heard the husband spoke of her on the radio. I had to stop for a bit to compose myself.
I flew over Crete yesterday, and could make out Milos and Kimilos, but not Serifos. I’m in Genova now, where it’s clear skys and a very pleasant 21 at 10pm.
It feels a world away from the nonsense of Aus politics, particularly as the conference session I went to today was all about methods for including really large proportions of renewable generation into power systems.
Plus you can get a cafe doppio and almonde croissant for 3 euro. Remind me why I live in Sydney?
And right on cue, now that the Coalition have hurriedly modified their stance wrt Medicare, The Financial Revue and The Australian, have trained their cannons on Labor ‘for running a misleading scare campaign about Medicare Privatisation’.
A 5 minutes to midnight change to Coalition policy will not be believed.
‘Fool me once,
Shame on you.
Fool me twice,
Shame on me.’
People won’t be fooled again.
“No Cuts to Health.
No Cuts to Education.
No Cuts to the ABC or SBS.”
This co-ordinated attack by the Coalition of the Liberal Party and the Business media is just too cute by half. People will smell a rat.
Also, Marius Benson has done some digging on the accounting firm who did the ‘research’ which is also splashed across the newspapers today wrt Labor’s Negative Gearing policy.
Take it with a grain of salt. They are a crew of accountants who specialise in tax matters for High Net Worth Individuals and Doctors.
Just another Hockeyesque Liberal stunt. This time choosing not fellow travellers from WA but Queensland.
If I were Labor hardheads I’d be checking their links to the Liberal Party or LNP. I’m sure they wouldn’t have to try too hard. Just scratch the surface.
Well, off to do some more Pre Polling. : )
fulvio sammut @ #1405 Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 1:33 am
Luke Simpkins/ Cowan….he seemed very uncertain and ill-at-ease to me; spending lots of money on the campaign; looked unconvincing….basic problem is he’s just nowhere near as bright in any sense as Anne.
Ken Wyatt/Hasluck….very nice bloke, Ken…will battle to hold on, I think. The issues that register in Cowan will be even more intensely felt in Hasluck…I doubt he has the campaign skills to fend off Bill Leadbetter…has been spending lots, of course
What does this mean anyway!?!
“I’m saying to all Australians unequivocally, as PM, that no part of Medicare that is delivered by Government today will be delivered in any, by anyone else in the future,” Mr Turnbull said.
“We will modernise it but we will do so within government.”
Public/Private partnerships in Health delivery?
Not selling off functions but outsourcing them to Private Providers?
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2016/qa-malcolm-turnbull-accuses-tony-jones-of-being-a-very-good-spokesman-for-labor-20160620-gpnqep.html#ixzz4C9bKW6Mo