Newspoll records a much improved result for the Coalition, with Labor’s two-party lead cut from 55-45 to 52-48. The Coalition is up three on the primary vote to 37%, Labor is down two to 35%, One Nation are steady on 10%, and the Greens are down one to 9%. Malcolm Turnbull is up one on approval to 30% and down two on disapproval to 57%; Bill Shorten is down one to 29% and up one to 57%; and Turnbull’s lead as preferred prime minister has improved from 40-33 to 43-29. The poll was conducted Thursday to Sunday from a sample of 1819. Report from The Australian.
Newspoll: 52-48 to Labor
After a career-threatening result for Malcolm Turnbull three weeks ago, Newspoll records the Coalition bouncing back to near-competitiveness.
925 comments on “Newspoll: 52-48 to Labor”
zoomster @ #828 Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 5:50 pm
This video followed, Anne Aly’s question to Trumble in QT today.
The South Australian Government’s energy plan, drawn up in the wake of the state’s recent blackout woes, has been given a tentative tick of approval by the global credit ratings agency Moody’s. Over to you Josh and Malcolm.
The Guardian’s style guide editor writes about “Grauniad” and gives this shocker as an example.
But the nub of the article Lizzie linked to…
At least they getting on top of the issue, how about LNP? Registering their interests? Or how about Greens Leader is he still paying for cheap wages? Still failing to declare investment/property?
The Greens’ Gestetner is on maximum churn this afternoon.
Tyres spinnin’, goin’ nowhere. 🙂
My understanding is that the Guardian`s reputation for bad spelling was because it was originally a Manchester paper and so its London edition had to go out early and thus had reduced checking.
Every time Greenies attack Labor they help LNP, sometimes I wonder if they that stupid or they think they get better deals if they sleep with the enemy?
Zoid, yep eternally the party of protest. So flippin’ pure.
After two consecutive days without rain (the shortest drought on record), we’re getting our second thunderstorn for the afternoon.
The Essential Poll found 68% support for the SA Government package of energy changes and 11% disapproval. I suppose you could approve of the measures but still think the SA Government was not very good – but the Turnbull “government” seems to be seriously out of touch in keeping up the attack.
Funny thing is I not part of any party, but I reconize the ignorance/stupidity/oxymoron in politics.
On Kennett and Beyond Blue, I am reminded on an anecdote from Andrew Denton about his interview with Kennett on Enough Rope.
He said they spoke off stage before taping stated and Kennett was in good humour, open, funny and showing a different side. Denton said he thought “this is going to be good”
Then Kennett walked on stage, sat down and “turned into Jeff Kennett”. No matter the line of questions he just diverted to Beyond Blue. Not a good result.
It is no doubt a worthy cause but Kennett will always be a pain in the arse.
Zoid, C@t, OL et al (Boerwar and others). Good debate is good debate. There is no more sense in saying that any Greens criticism of the Labor Party helps the LNP than saying that any criticism of Labor Government actions or Labor policies from Labor Party members helps the LNP. By all means criticise particular statements or actions but when you say criticism of Labor always helps the LNP you just sound like people who don’t cope with debate.
Criticism is fine for me. Nick, Peg, Rex however is not helping the debate.
I regularly see them like today attacking Bill Shortens PPM ratings, or wa labor reshuffle.
But they not offering any debate.
Post and leave that’s what they do.
One issues seriously worth a debate is current legal restrictions on rights pf workers to take industrial action. The Stephen Long article Lizzie highlighted is a good start. Same issue for the Shorten critics. Don’t just criticise Shorten’s comments on McManus statement. Find out what Labor is prepared to do to deal with the current legal restrictions?
rossmcg @ #866 Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 6:49 pm
You are much too kind to Kennett.
In my view and probably on a lot of blogs or forums if you do that sort of thing it’s boarder line trolling.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 5:32 pm
Could you cut and paste Tingle’s Tweet? She Blocked me when I called her Fruit Tingle back in the day.
Check your dm done a back way let me know….don’t know why this was truncated last message
Not sure why my other comment was truncated
I’ll tell you what I really think of Kennett after the kiddies have gone to bed.
Obviously I am from another place so I didn’t see him up close or be affected by his policies but I think I can understand your feelings.
Victoria’s Thatcher perhaps?
That BOM rainfall outlook estimating Sydney only a 40% chance of above median rainfall in autumn is looking a bit ropey.
Workers need better protection and better income right now every dollar is getting squeezed out of them due to far right politics.
My family now is part of those workers, people a my work won’t do weekend work because it’s not penalty rates level, FWC AND the government has shown no care in the world about the decreasing of wages and the ability to pay for things.
Morrisson said the other week about people delaying to have babies, to buy a house?
Well you cannot live in shared accommodation and have kids hey? Or live at Mum’s and Dads place all your life?
House prices gone up 4.1% and Who is at fault there?
In other news, the propeller that fell off the Rex airline the other day has been found in bushland near Revesby (Bankstown area).
We’ve all noticed Rex is short of a propeller.
Morrison also blames supply issue:
So in other words, LNP blames everyone but them selves.
rossmcg @ #874 Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7:33 pm
He led a corrupt, evil government. Sold off our railways, trams, gas, electricity and just about anything not nailed down.
Relatives of at least one of his ministers profited handsomely out of this betrayal of the Victorian people.
You dodged a bullet in WA.
steve777 @ #877 Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7:36 pm
It was just over someones back fence in Georges River National Park! My brother lives there and my parents used to.
It travelled quite a distance from Camden area where it was lost.
Camden to Revesby looks like about 20 Km as the crow or propeller flies.
My estimate based on Google Maps.
When people talk about legendary parliamentary speakers, Tony Burke will definitely be among their number. And unlike that (brilliant) man Malcolm Turnbull, he doesn’t have to read it.
Yes, it was good luck that the propeller didn’t fall in a populated area, although it was close. Life is full of dangers, but bits of aircraft dropping out of the sky don’t really feature in most peoples’ worries.
I loved the look on Emma Husar. Looks like she felt it.
I see that the Au Pairs are still at it.
I wonder how they went in Western Australia?
I wonder how they went in the last Federal election?
steve777 @ #884 Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7:51 pm
Look on Google Maps. Between Camden and where it landed is mainly bushland, very sparsely populated. But another few hundred meters and it was right into suburbia.
I can remember Richard Court and the WA Libs campaigning from opposition in 1993 with ads that said something along the lines of “This isn’t Victoria, and I’m not Jeff Kennett!”
peter piper @ #888 Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7:57 pm
Too many have forgiven Kennett or forgotten what he did. Idiots!
Dick Court said exactly that. From 7:30 report and Red Kerry in 2001
Great news that Gillard will chair Beyond Blue. I wonder if this means she will now be spending most of her time in Oz, having spent a lot of time overseas working on projects associated with young women’s education.
Great stuff Tony Burke !!
They are suffering relevance deprivation syndrome, evidenced by the fact that their federal leader squibbed an opportunity to talk about a supposedly flagship Greens issue (renewable energy), right, smack, bang in the middle of a national debate about energy security to instead talk about a 4 day working week.
confessions @ #893 Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 8:13 pm
Amazing, isn’t it? As far as I know they still haven’t commented on the energy issue, which in one form or another has been top of the political agenda for weeks.
Or did I blink and miss it?
Di Natale speaking at the NPC was the first I’ve heard from the Greens in yonks. In fact I haven’t seen them comment on the WA election, although I preface that by saying that I haven’t exactly been tuned into WA news this past week. Labor won in a landslide, that’s all that matters. 😀
So what do the other three Nats caucus members do in Parliament, then?
They’re not quite that far gone…but close.
For all the flak the microparties take basically for just existing (justified, in PHON’s case, for existing and having some genuinely horrendous views), they sure seem to pay good dividends in terms of keeping the government’s worst overreaches in check.
Sorry, been out of the loop as the storm passed our way and we turned off our electrics. 🙂
In reply to Wakefield’s admonishment, let me just say that if The Greens’ Gestetner didn’t simply come to PB to cut and paste the Anti Labor articles du jour of the day, and, maybe, like, debated with us, as you suggest we do, then maybe we may not be so dismissive.
And in other Pauline Hanson news, just so you don’t go completely soft and gooey over her
😉 she has advocated that SBS be killed off to save money.