BludgerTrack: 53.6-46.4 to Labor

Very slightly better news on the poll front this week for the Coalition, although Labor maintains its thumping lead on the BludgerTrack poll aggregate.

The only poll this week was a slightly-less-bad-for-the-government result from Essential Research, which takes some of the edge off last week’s surge to Labor. The Coalition’s two gains on the seat projection consist of one apiece in Queensland and Western Australia. No new results on leadership ratings this week.

Author: William Bowe

William Bowe is a Perth-based election analyst and occasional teacher of political science. His blog, The Poll Bludger, has existed in one form or another since 2004, and is one of the most heavily trafficked websites on Australian politics.

636 comments on “BludgerTrack: 53.6-46.4 to Labor”

  1. [confessions
    Lyle Shelton‏ @LyleShelton
    So under gay marriage, what will be the consequence for Fathers’ Day?

    So hysterical!]

    So, any unmarried fathers out there, STOP!

    DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT CELEBRATING TODAY!

  2. CTar1
    briefly

    Doubtless, this will not help Turnbull at all.

    nothing can save Turnbull

    🙂

    I suspect you’re right. He’s enfeebled….soon to be described as “embattled”…

  3. The only time Trumble ever shows any feistiness is when he’s trying to denigrate Shorten … that is a demonstration of the ‘terminal’ state of his govt.

    Anybody or any policy that confronts him and he turns into a jellyfish … the kind that has no stingers and beaches itself on the strand hoping the tide will refloat him.

  4. Yeah a success my ass LNP:

    )(Jerrah)( @UptightGamer
    ·
    18h
    Replying to @rachelbaxendale and @AlanTudgeMP
    52% of ppl forced onto card couldnt buy food, 44% couldnt buy essential items for kids because of restrictions :/

    At $10,000 per person to admin now it has gone up from $4,000 per person a few years ago.

  5. N Korea says reacting to American aggression. Not sure whether Trump should try to extend a hand of friendship or just butt out altogether.

  6. Samantha Maiden‏Verified account @samanthamaiden 2h2 hours ago
    Samantha Maiden Retweeted Rebecca Munro
    I am very much enjoying WAXIT. Please feel free to send any details as they come to hand

    It’s crazy to even contemplate. The WA Libs are essentially broadcasting to voters they have no plans and no ideas for the state or the country!

  7. zoidlord @ #465 Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 – 2:50 pm

    Yeah a success my ass LNP:

    )(Jerrah)( @UptightGamer
    ·
    18h
    Replying to @rachelbaxendale and @AlanTudgeMP
    52% of ppl forced onto card couldnt buy food, 44% couldnt buy essential items for kids because of restrictions :/

    At $10,000 per person to admin now it has gone up from $4,000 per person a few years ago.

    That statistic is very hard to believe.

  8. Fess

    They could reach out to the N Qlders, too. Then if the NT joined them, it might get interesting.
    (Caveat: could such a mixed group really work together?)

  9. I wonder if some MP has vested interest in The company that is rolling out Cashless card I wouldn’t be surprised if that was the case.

  10. DPRK News Service @DPRK_News
    ·
    23m
    Marshal Kim Jong-Un slowly caresses destruction of United States, ever so gently, with loving and masterful hands.

    :/

  11. Lizzie:

    WA secession has been mooted previously and I doubt this investigation or whatever will go anywhere. But the optics are just awful for the Turnbull govt. Weeks and months of the coalition talking about themselves and obsessing over third order issues, and now the WA Libs give them talk of secession. Totally out of touch.

  12. Does this mean that we won’t have to stop any boats heading for WA. How does one become an “independent state within the commonwealth” Is that an oxymoron?

  13. How does one become an “independent state within the commonwealth” Is that an oxymoron?

    I assume that they mean they want to be an independent nation within the Commonwealth of Nations, with the Queen / her heirs & successors as Head of State, like NZ. Also like NZ, they would be a unitary state.

  14. GG

    Grin. I try my best to forget them.

    Seriously, if someone pays so little attention to detail, I wouldn’t trust their judgement when reading reports or passing laws.

  15. Maybe Gina would campaign to take a chunk of Northern WA out of WA, to create a capitalist paradise with low taxes (paid only by workers), where workers are paid $2 per hour, unions are banned, overseas workers are brought over kanaka-style as indentured labour, there are no laws regarding the environment, fair work, fair trade and where she can use nuclear bombs to blast out harbours and mineral deposits like her dad wanted to.

    That is, unless she can take over an independent WA.

  16. Why are so few supposedly educated people able to pronounce nuclear? It’s not NUCULAR.

    I feel the same way whenever I hear people say ‘pleece’ instead of police.

  17. Rex Douglas
    If they don’t possess the intelligence to know their own ancestry and look into possible problems then they shouldn’t be attempting to run the country, although adoption could turn up a few curly ones.

  18. The 1933 WA “secession” referendum had 2 questions and had these results.Could one of the smarter bears in the pub expand on the difference between the two and their implications ? Ta in advance.

    .
    1. Western Australia withdrawal from Commonwealth of Australia YES 138,653 NO 70,706
    2. Australian states’ constitutional convention YES 88,275 NO 119,031″

  19. Barry Reynolds @ #496 Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 – 4:38 pm

    Rex Douglas
    If they don’t possess the intelligence to know their own ancestry and look into possible problems then they shouldn’t be attempting to run the country, although adoption could turn up a few curly ones.

    Not to mention overseas surrogacy, sperm donor children and people born through clandestine affairs.

  20. Barney in Go Dau @ #419 Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 – 11:10 am

    grimace.

    That was in an article I linked a couple of days ago.

    There were half a dozen major solar projects that had been approved coming to nearly 1.5 GW set for completion before the end of 2019.

    Also they listed over 1 GW of wind.

    Found the link
    https://www.canstarblue.com.au/energy/electricity/solar-wind-farms-construction-australia/

    briefly @ #445 Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 – 12:27 pm

    They have just declared themselves to be totally ineffectual. WA has elected mainly Liberal delegations for years. Now they are admitting they cannot serve WA at the national level. They may as well campaign for Labor candidates and be done with it.

    Clearly they’ve learned nothing from the flogging they just got in the WA state election and are well on track to a repeat dose in the upcoming federal election.

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