The Guardian reports that Essential Research’s fortnight rolling average has Labor’s two-party preferred lead unchanged at 54-46, with the Coalition (37%), Labor (39%), the Greens (9%) and One Nation (8%) all unchanged on the primary vote. The poll also records 39% approval of the postal ballot on same-sex marriage with 47% opposed, just one week after the same question elicited respective results of 43% and 38%.
The survey also found that 33% considered the top marginal tax rate of 47% too high, compared with 12% for too low and 39% for about right. A suite of questions on the Turnbull government’s handling of various policy areas recorded negative results for “the implementation of the national broadband network, schools and universities funding, addressing climate change, funding health and hospitals, implementing a fair tax system and ensuring reliable and affordable energy”, with the only positive result apparently being for “protecting Australians from terrorism”. Only 15% reported satisfaction with the government’s policies and progress in implementing them, with a further 28% reckoning only that it hadn’t made enough progress, and 41% expressing disapproval for its policies and decisions.
Other questions related to respondents’ financial situations, with 53% reporting that their income had fallen behind the rising cost of living, 25% saying it had remained even, and only 15% saying it had improved.
2,292 comments on “Essential Research: 54-46 to Labor”
Diogenes @ #2197 Thursday, August 17th, 2017 – 9:27 pm
If adelaide win the Premiership, then jay is safe.
Maybe Duttons parents were Martian.
Maybe Turnbull will say that Shorten is a West Indian next week.
Greensborough Growler @ #2198 Thursday, August 17th, 2017 – 9:30 pm
That’s Parsons not Partridge! (I shouldn’t know these things but I do.)
I’ve thought I might rededicate it to Turnbull one of these days. “The game never ends when your whole world depends on the turn of a friendly poll.”
cupidstunt @ #2203 Thursday, August 17th, 2017 – 9:36 pm
Only because he serves up bouncers that challenge his political longgevity!
cupidstunt @ #2202 Thursday, August 17th, 2017 – 9:34 pm
Makes sense – they sent him as far away as they could!
Someone in my extended family had such a dreadful experience trying to get a bed for a mental health episode, she took out top level private health insurance just so she could check herself into a private clinic whenever she needed it.
Luckily she had a well-paid job and the ability to manage her medical needs, and good support in friends and family.
Without that, she would probably not be alive today.
If adelaide win the Premiership, then jay is safe.”
Not if there is a statewide power failure during the Grand Final telecast.
Kevin Bonham @ #2204 Thursday, August 17th, 2017 – 9:36 pm
I knew that.
And, fill your boots!
Has there ever been a case where an disqualifed senate candidate had no one else left on their ticket?
A bit of history lesson on section 44.
briefly, you might want read this.
Every week Turnbull must be thinking.What is the fuckup going to be this week?
It has to be the worst govt ever. Ive never seen so many fuckups ever in a 4 yr period.
Seems to me this 44 issue is one that could have occurred anytime in the past 10 years. The person who outed Ludlum has managed to cause a domino effect that nobody could have predicted.
It shows that the Nats do not have a rigorous vetting system. It also shows that technology has allowed ordinary people to research MPs backgrounds where they could previously have kept it secret and fixed it without a fuss.
Shame this all didn’t happen wile Abbott was PM – I reckon he’d have lost it completely.
Diogenes @ #2208 Thursday, August 17th, 2017 – 9:40 pm
Only you and your friends in SA could deliver that!
Every week Turnbull must be thinking.What is the fuckup going to be this week?
I think he is deluded enough to think he is doing quite well…
cupidstunt @ #2212 Thursday, August 17th, 2017 – 9:45 pm
All governments seem to have a natural “use by” date. Turnbull’s has expired.
Ides of March @ #2209 Thursday, August 17th, 2017 – 9:42 pm
No it’s never happened yet.
In Tasmanian state elections, which have a similar replacement process but we use it for all vacancies not just disqualifications, there’s a special system for this. If a party runs out of candidates it can request a one-seat by-election and try to win it.
This is getting bloody ridiculous though. Im enclined to agree with Bernardi on this and proroguing parliament and referring all in doubt to the HC
LHHOA and P1
Spot on comments.
Every week Turnbull must be thinking.What is the fuckup going to be this week?]
I question whether using the singular form is appropriate in this context.
At least the Tesla battery will allow us to watch the last quarter.
In the Tasmanina lower house?
A one seat byeletion in a MMP electorate?
That sounds bonkers.
You know, just a week or so ago we were all busy laughing at the “revolving door” in the Trump White House. Imagine how much Trump is now laughing at Brian Trumble’s travails!
Somebody will list Turnbull and crews fuckups here. Their post will take a fortnight to read.
I thought that the premise behind the movie “Escape from Los Angeles” was a bit over the top..
But you have to wonder about it now.
Wayne Carey says the Swans will ‘crush’ Adelaide tomorrow night. After watching their 100 point thrashing of Fremantle last week, I would not be surprised.
Which leads me to proroguing Parliament, or otherwise getting the Governor General involved. This is almost as stupid as Pauline Hanson wearing a burqa, or Julie Bishop beating up on the Kiwis.
Malcolm Turnbull,is the PM, he has the confidence of the House.
Brandis today was probably the one bit of good news for the week and no one from his own side seems to have acknowledged it.
Barney in Go Dau @ #2228 Thursday, August 17th, 2017 – 9:59 pm
That’s probably because none of them can quite bring themselves to believe it.
Simon Birmingham clapped his speech.
Diogenes @ #2222 Thursday, August 17th, 2017 – 9:53 pm
I always knew you were a secret Muskovite.
Ides of March @ #2222 Thursday, August 17th, 2017 – 9:53 pm
Yes, in the Lower House.
It’s never actually happened so far; it is just there in case a party ever runs out of candidates and wants to use it. Most likely this would happen to a major party and they would probably prefer trying their chances at winning a one-seat by-election than handing over a seat to someone else, especially as it would be hard to predict who the someone else might be and they could even be the other major party.
The risks have increased since the reduction to 25 seats meaning that quite often a party will win 3/5 and have only two spares to last four years. A party could run more than five candidates at the election but then they risk losing votes to exhaust.
Looks like Brandis has more friends in the Labor and Green parties as he does his own
Some serious thinking going on within the Jewish members of Trump’s Cabinet after he gave comfort to the neo- Nazis.
Appreciate the responses.
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“Geez the @The_Nationals should be renamed the “Inter Nationals” #auspol”
Or ‘ the Dual Nationals’.
I wonder what the response would be if Bill was seen going for drive in Yarralumla.
sprocket_ @ #2235 Thursday, August 17th, 2017 – 10:15 pm
This hasn’t moved much all year. It was 1.60 vs 2.25 at the end of last year.
Or as they are “Agrarian Socialists” the “Internationaleists” .
Sohar @ #2236 Thursday, August 17th, 2017 – 10:18 pm
I like “The MultiNationals”.
We had a discussion the other day about Robert E. Lee and the removal of his statue. This is a really interesting article that argues that Lee was not a nice guy and that the myth of Lee was part of the myth of the Confederacy as an honourable cause fought honourably.
Said with a straight face in Mordor Media’s The Australian 🙂 For some reason the words shameless and hypocrisy come to mind.
Barney in Go Dau
😀 That would be brilliant trolling.
‘I like “The MultiNationals”.’
Yes, that covers their background and their interests in one go.
As a Swans supporter, I imagine the Adelaide people will be hoping for a power cut in the last quarter.
Reminder to Tony Abbott: only 24 more days until usurper and leftie Turnbull equals your term in office, including 4 Parliament sitting days. You need to get going pretty quickly.
This morning Massola wrote that Morrison had enough senate support to increase the Medicare levy for all taxpayers (as per the budget).
No further news so another fizzer?
What would lightweight Massola know?
David Pope conflating Lewis Carroll AND The Matrix
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