The latest Essential Research result appears to have Labor leading 54-46 (it says 52% to 46% in the report, but it also says there is no change). GhostWhoVotes was somehow able to relate that the primary votes were Coalition 35% (down one), Labor 38% (steady), Greens 9% (steady) and One Nation 8% (steady). The poll finds 47% saying the government should run its full term, compared with 37% who favour an early election. Thirty-six per cent said they expected Labor to win the next election, compared with 20% for the Coalition, and 18% for a hung parliament.
The poll also found 63% of the view that marriage celebrants should be allowed to refuse to officiate at same-sex weddings, with 27% opposed. Other related issues were finely balanced: 48% opposed the notion that businesses should have the right to refuse service to gay weddings, while 43% supported it; 42% supported parents being able to remove their children from classes that did not reflect a traditional view of marriage, while 44% were opposed.
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Asha Leu @ #1842 Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 – 10:47 pm
I knew the first of JA’s jokes and it really is quite innocuous.
As for the second, I didn’t recognise it, and the little I heard suggested it was both racist and trivialising rape. Very poor taste at the very least.
Henry – The ‘log in’ button appearing at the bottom is, I understand, a quirk associated with mobile phones.
Ugh, I keep getting those damn Milo ads too, interspersed within a near constant stream of LNP ads for the QLD election.
CTar1 @ #1821 Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 – 5:43 pm
Yep, as you suggest the transition back will no doubt be a smooth and easy one.
The Rohingya tennis continues! 🙁
A statement from Juncker to give the UK negotiaters a ‘little push’ –
Bishop is too rat cunning to destabilise! JB has a desire to remain in her present position and that will only happen with Mal remaining as PM.
All the Libs, both inside the cabinet and inside the cabinet in exile know the difficulties they face just to survive and get to the next election.
The citizenship thing will leave them without a majority so they need to get something done re SSM and RC banking.
Mal and JB and all Mal’s support base within cabinet,which has all but disappeared, need the Xmas break to ready themselves for an election.
Border security, the socialism threat, electricity failure, budget repair, jobs and growth, house prices and taxation scare campaigns are all set to go. Earlier than planned but with no other choice.
The Libs don’t have a ready war chest, the Barnaby thing is ready to explode, the RWNJs aren’t ready for the coup, Alexander the pommie comedian has premiered, the marginal seat holders know they’re finished and the polls are heavily foreboding.
Just the blood to be spilt …… everywhere!
This weekends QLD election could be the tipping point or perhaps the next newspoll or the citizen tabling.
But it is almost certain that the Government is gone. The cabinet leaks and whether its JB or whoever is just the putrid whiff of fear as it all crumbles before them and they’re helpless to stop the inevitable.
For Bill and Labor, its xmas just around the corner and all they have to do is behave themselves and they’ll be granted their wishes.
Galaxy: 52-48 to Labor in Queensland.
Golly, you have summed it up beautifully. Very entertaining!
What’s this fireball that everyone has been seeing with a sonic boom ?