Newspoll: 54-46 to Labor

Malcolm Turnbull’s personal ratings deteriorate still further amid an otherwise stable result from Newspoll.

Newspoll retains its comatose form in its latest fortnightly result, with Labor steady on 37%, the Coalition down a point to 35%, the Greens steady on 10% and One Nation steady on 9%, and Labor’s two-party lead unchanged on 54-46. Malcolm Turnbull’s personal ratings have worsened, down one on approval to 31% and up three on disapproval to 59%, while Bill Shorten is respectively down one to 32% and up one to 56%, with Turnbull’s lead as preferred prime minister at 41-33. Poll courtesy of The Australian; numbers helpfully related by GhostWhoVotes.

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.

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  1. Puerto Rico Hits Trump’s Administration Where It Hurts By Canceling Corrupt Whitefish Contract

    After Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló called on the power authority to cancel the $300 million contract with the Trump administration donor owned Whitefish Energy, the power authority has announced that the contract has been canceled.

    The contract, which did not allow government oversight or audits was one of the most brazen attempts at corruption carried out by the Trump administration. FEMA immediately distanced themselves from the deal, as tiny Whitefish Energy was unqualified to handle such a massive project and only appears to have landed the contract because they are located in Trump Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s hometown, and the owners of the company which has two full-time employees were Trump donors.

    The deal was so corrupt that no one would take responsibility for it once the contract became public.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/10/29/puerto-rico-hits-trumps-administration-hurts-canceling-corrupt-whitefish-contract.html

  2. Jenauthor

    It has always been the default position of our msm. Labor is the bad guy even when it is the fibs doing the bad stuff.

  3. Zoomster, that description is equally true of people like Malcolm Roberts who I think honestly believes his own opinions are absolute truth, no matter how ludicrous. Though Roberts’s is delusional while Malcolm’s begins as calculative

  4. McClatchy reporter warns: Experts say North Korea is planning a missile test for Trump’s Asia trip

    McClatchy News reporter Anita Kumar stunned an MSNBC panel on Sunday with the news that North Korea may be planning to test a missile while President Donald Trump is in China or South Korea this week.

    The president, she said, “needs to watch what language he uses” on this trip to take care to not roil already tense relations between China, South Korea, North Korea and the United States.

    “What experts are telling me, though, is that there might be a missile test by North Korea while Pres. Trump is traveling,” she warned. “That’s going to put him on the spot while he’s in China or South Korea.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/10/mcclatchy-reporter-stuns-msnbc-panel-north-korea-may-test-missile-during-trumps-asia-trip/

  5. tonightly: Hello. The only daily comedy news show in the world starts Monday, December 4. #Tonightly #ABCCOMEDY pic.twitter.com/kY4mldNpzz

    I don’t see this as being good news for the LNP

  6. phoenixRed

    I was kinda hoping Trump want be going on his trip, Cos he will be too busy doing the perp walk!! I know I am hoping for too much, but come on……….

  7. Surely all Bill Shorten has to do, in the unlikely event that the union hasn’t dotted its i’s, is blame a low level staffer.

  8. Victoria

    Some advice for you on this.
    GeorgeTakei: Don’t be surprised if Mueller’s first volley is understated. Have patience. The arc of justice is long, but it bends toward impeachment.

  9. phoenixRED @ #102 Monday, October 30th, 2017 – 6:03 am

    Puerto Rico Hits Trump’s Administration Where It Hurts By Canceling Corrupt Whitefish Contract

    After Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló called on the power authority to cancel the $300 million contract with the Trump administration donor owned Whitefish Energy, the power authority has announced that the contract has been canceled.

    The contract, which did not allow government oversight or audits was one of the most brazen attempts at corruption carried out by the Trump administration. FEMA immediately distanced themselves from the deal, as tiny Whitefish Energy was unqualified to handle such a massive project and only appears to have landed the contract because they are located in Trump Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s hometown, and the owners of the company which has two full-time employees were Trump donors.

    The deal was so corrupt that no one would take responsibility for it once the contract became public.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/10/29/puerto-rico-hits-trumps-administration-hurts-canceling-corrupt-whitefish-contract.html

    There is a lot to get angry about in that contract phoenixRED, however, the clause preventing an audit of the cost structure of the organisation is not one of them.

    I see a lot of contract as a part of my job and such clauses are common in fixed price/unit rate/schedule of rates contracts.

  10. lizzie @ #110 Monday, October 30th, 2017 – 9:11 am

    #payitback

    :large

    But Lizzie, Barnaby is a friend of the people. He goes to the local pub and they all love him, but want him to give the HC a good kick ‘up the bum’. Oh and his mum and dad love him too, as the ABC ‘reporter’ follows him home.

    All part of the ABC re-elect Barnaby campaign I know, but to they really have to be so obvious and so puerile about it?

  11. victoria

    phoenixRed

    I was kinda hoping Trump want be going on his trip, Cos he will be too busy doing the perp walk!! I know I am hoping for too much, but come on……….

    ************************************

    I have a feeling that Trump will be singing ” I don’t like Mondays ” tomorrow US time ……

    L. Mensch has written a large article today on many potential indictments – so it will be on her reputation to see if her info pans out … if interested :
    https://patribotics.blog/2017/10/29/exclusive-mueller-has-dozens-of-sealed-indictments-including-on-donald-trump/

    The fact that the Mueller team has gathered up some of the best financial/criminal legal prosecuters in the US – many who have given up million $ jobs and careers to do this – working 60-80 hours/6 day week will now be put to the test ……. I have no sympathy for *anyone* they manage to convict

  12. “Most decisions that ministers make are in fact made by the cabinet on the recommendation of the minister. Appointments are made by the Governor-General. I think you’ll find there are no legal consequences here at all, and the High Court will so hold,” Senator Brandis said.

    With only some minor tweaks 😉

  13. Lenna Leprena‏ @LennaLeprena · 12m12 minutes ago

    Ahaaa! I was right there then, Xenophony becoming yesterdays man after siding with Libtrash re penalty rates and war on renewables..

  14. @tutticontenti
    Jane Goodall loves enough to let go.
    The chimp returns to a life in nature.
    And shows more gratitude than most people.

  15. “Most decisions that ministers make are in fact made by the cabinet on the recommendation of the minister. Appointments are made by the Governor-General. I think you’ll find there are no legal consequences here at all, and the High Court will so hold,” Senator Brandis said.

    1. Ministers make regulatory decisions.
    2. Ministers vote.
    3. Ministers approve funding.
    4. Any Government fool can come up with ‘will so hold’.

  16. zoomster

    On the ABC’s Barnaby coverage – I guess the ABC has 2 or 3 people in Tamworth or Armidale to cover the byelection and Barnaby’s probably the only visible candidate at the moment.

    I don’t know the name of any competitor at this point. If Windsor stood I’d imagine he would have got plenty of attention as well but the ABC staff there are probably bored bat-shit at the moment wandering around looking for anything they can point a camera or microphone at.

  17. IOM

    This is an eg of Mr Grubb’s feed at the moment
    Chrisquirk: @bengrubb @TurnbullMalcolm @SenatorFifield @NBN_Australia What about limbo situation where an area is ‘NBN ready’, but can’t be installed due to faults. What class is that?

    bengrubb: That’s precisely what service class zero is twitter.com/chrisquirk/sta…

  18. PhoenixRed

    I did read Mensch’s latest. She basically summaries her reportage over the past year re the players and on what indictments on them will look like

  19. victoria

    Guytaur

    I would prefer Mueller go overstated!!

    *********************************

    I am with you Victoria – I’d love to see Mueller go “Shock and Awe” and drop a bombshell indictment on each and everyone on their shitlist ……… and then take their own sweet time bringing them to face justice …… so that they live in a constant state of apprehensive panic of what prison they are going to …… and for however long ….

  20. I hoped the last week might move the dial, but suspected it would take a while to filter through.

    Set in Concrete. That’s pretty much where things are. About the only thing doing anything seems to be a slow sloughing off of Liberal voters to the various lunatic right fringes or others. The ALP and Greens still haven’t yet picked up these votes directly.

    Yet another 54 Newspoll has been a bit of a yawn it seems. With a Coalition friendly sample due to roll out of the mix tomorrow Essential becomes more interesting than normal. Just flipping back to 54 won’t raise much of an eyebrow, and anything under 54 will be a good result for the Coalition, but not exactly newsworthy. But if the Essential panel with a little more time exposed to the chaos moves the dial at the same time as a good coalition sample drops out? A 3 (or could it even be 4) point drop in one week (journos don’t do detail) sets up a narrative for last week’s idiocy having a demonstrable effect (outside the polls MOE!) on the polls.

    It will largely be bullshit and the actual poll movement won’t have been anywhere near as dramatic, but a feature of Essential that usually smooths out variability will have amplified a small change into ‘Oh Shock Horror!’ and there’s nothing journos love to write about more than shock horror polling. It fucking writes itself after all.

  21. Malone saying that there’s no reason that people who are in places where NBN connections are being done but who have not been connected because the ‘bog standard’ connection won’t work for their house can’t stay connected to the old network while the problem is resolved is likely to cause NBN Co to have to answer some questions!

    Is the ‘gap’ in phone/internet access these people face simply a result of NBN Co policy meant to force people to change over when NBN is finally ready to connect them?

  22. victoria

    PhoenixRed

    I did read Mensch’s latest. She basically summaries her reportage over the past year re the players and on what indictments on them will look like

    *****************************

    As I say – now her reputation in on the line – is she a true patriot with information/intelligence from the “good-guys” …..or is she a secret Russian mole getting fed by Russian Intelligence as Dan Gulberry has inferred ??????? ….

    She either deserves a prize for her reports over the last year on so on this – or goes down as one of the greatest con-artists in internet history …..

  23. Children as young as 10 have been added to the NSW Police Suspect Targeting Management Plan (STMP), singled out for stop-and-search and move-on directions whenever police encounter them. But how and why that happens is a secret.

    This lack of transparency means individuals are left wondering whether their race or family history has been a factor.

    It’s a reasonable fear, given the evidence that algorithms can learn gender and racial biases from our own biased language, or that algorithms developed for caucasian skin have trouble with people of colour.

    http://www.zdnet.com/article/nsw-police-targeting-shows-the-ethical-dangers-of-secret-algorithms/

  24. CT

    Rational response would be delay rollout while fixing problem. However won’t happen as LNP using rollout speed to justify their position.

  25. KayJay

    For “chimp tear jerkers” try this recent one.
    .
    “60 year old DYING Chimp RECOGNIZES old Keeper!!

    The 59-year-old ape, who had been unresponsive and curled up in a ball, reacted with joy after recognising the professor. Appearing to smile, she touched his face, held the back of his neck and brought his head down to hers

    Mama died just a week later.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg2cIZLH0TI

  26. bengrubb: VERIFIED SOURCE inside NBN tells me word inside NBN is that TPG Telecom is the worst when it comes to under-provisioning customer traffic.

  27. Guytaur

    Apparenty the story on the indictments occured due to media finding about security arrangements being put in place. Hence why perhaps it may be a case of shock and awe

  28. CTar1 @ #125 Monday, October 30th, 2017 – 9:45 am

    zoomster

    On the ABC’s Barnaby coverage – I guess the ABC has 2 or 3 people in Tamworth or Armidale to cover the byelection and Barnaby’s probably the only visible candidate at the moment.

    I don’t know the name of any competitor at this point. If Windsor stood I’d imagine he would have got plenty of attention as well but the ABC staff there are probably bored bat-shit at the moment wandering around looking for anything they can point a camera or microphone at.

    The report on AM (don’t know if this was what Zoomster was referring to) was done by Tom Eggleton. AM’s Canberra correspondent, who was embedded with Barnaby to the extent that he travelled with the great man through poetically described country, to visit mum and dad.

  29. StephenJonesMP: Question for NBN Co: Does your director Michael Malone speak for the company when he calls for customers who complain to be punished?

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