The post-budget poll flurry prompted much confusion, amid divergent headline figures from Newspoll and Ipsos (more on that from me in a paywalled Crikey article), but it has made no difference to the two-party preferred reading from BludgerTrack. What has changed is the seat projection, which is entirely down to the Queensland-only Galaxy poll, which has boosted the Coalition by 2.9% and three seats in that state. Labor also loses one of its two gains from a quirky result in Victoria last week.
The other notable movement this week is the upswing in Malcolm Turnbull’s personal ratings, as recorded by both Newspoll and Ipsos. Turnbull’s net approval reading on BludgerTrack is up 6.0% to minus 13.9%, returning him to around where he was at the time of the last election. Bill Shorten is more or less unchanged, and Turnbull’s improvement on preferred prime minister is a relatively modest 2.9%, putting his margin over Shorten at 11.5%. Full results from the link below:
872 comments on “BludgerTrack: 51.9-48.1 to Labor”
Maddow needs a reality check.
C@tmomma @ #847 Monday, May 21st, 2018 – 10:39 pm
Next week sounded a bit stacked, but it has Fr Rod Bower on the panel.
And Nunes? Nunes is what is commonly termed ‘a clown’. Think Malcolm Roberts or some other One Nation tool.
I like to think of Nunes as Trump’s Quisling in Congress.
Yay! Someone mentioned Ged Kearney! Cue her Maiden Speech in parliament:
SNIP: Self-indulgent 3708 word cut-and-paste job deleted – The Management.
Brilliant! Ged for PM! After Bill. 🙂
And the president of the United States is awake!
There is only one cure for the disease that is Donald Trump. Mortality. He can’t buy immortality.
According to a front page story on The Australian tomorrow, Pauline Hanson has withdrawn One Nation’s support for the government’s company tax cuts.
Leroy @ #855 Monday, May 21st, 2018 – 8:03 pm
Good news but not surprising with the reports of the breakdown of negotiations over preferences.
The question is, How long will this be the case?
The way Divided Nation flops around I can’t imagine it will be for very long!!! 🙁
Following on from your post:
Leroy @ #855 Monday, May 21st, 2018 – 11:03 pm
Matty Cormann not kicking too many goals lately.
Fark C@t, that’s up there in the PB overquoting hall of fame 🙂
Now, that would really mess with dtt’s head 🙂
Pseudo Cud Chewer @ #860 Monday, May 21st, 2018 – 11:40 pm
Nah. Didn’t you hear? It’s not as lethal as everyone thought! Especially the Russians. 🙂
Pseudo Cud Chewer @ #859 Monday, May 21st, 2018 – 11:39 pm
I couldn’t decide what to leave out! 😆
I’ve decided for you.
“The question is, How long will this be the case?”
One Nation will tell the Government to cut ABC funding further or do something else they want to do anyway and the Government will fold. After all, the Coalition have to do their paymasters’ bidding, and they really want to pay even less tax than they already do.
William Bowe @ #863 Monday, May 21st, 2018 – 11:47 pm
Okay. It’s on The Guardian website as well, for those who are interested.
Or maybe they’ll get the gun laws relaxed.
Not sure if this is how a link is posted but I guess Hansard would be the place to find it
I thought it was an excellent speech
I’m not normally one for reading Trump’s tweets, but see above that he randomly Capitalises words mid-sentence… like This. Presumably it is done for Emphasis, but I wouldn’t put it past him to not be that Literate. And yes, there’s some deliberate Irony in this Post!