Newspoll: 52-48 to Coalition

Little change on three weeks ago in the latest Newspoll, although the Coalition’s headline lead narrows slightly.

Courtesy of The Australian, the latest Newspoll has the Coalition’s two-party lead down to 52-48 from 53-47 three weeks ago, from primary votes of Coalition 43% (down one), Labor 33% (doen one), Greens 11% (up one) and One Nation 4% (steady). Scott Morrison is steady at 68% approval and up two on disapproval to 29%, while Anthony Albanese is respectively steady at 41% and down two to 38%. Morrison’s lead as prime minister has nonetheless widened very slightly, from 59-26 to 60-25. The poll was conducted Wednesday to Saturday from a sample of 1509.

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.

698 comments on “Newspoll: 52-48 to Coalition”

  1. Lizzie:

    Monday, August 10, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    [‘I am sorry that Boogie has worked out the way she has. Staffy crosses may turn out to be very aggressive. Not a dog for an older person.
    I knew a pedigree staffy breeder and although they are marvelous family pets they can also be fighters whose teeth can clamp on another dog and are almost impossible to separate. For your own peace of mind I’d recommend you return to sender.’

    Thanks, Lizzie, for your advice. She has one last chance – maybe two? I can’t handle her anymore. So we’re trialing her by keeping her away from other people and dogs. If that doesn’t work, I hope to find acreage for her. I’d really hate to have her put down.

  2. Why doesn’t DS say who the academics he has been in contact with are? I think it’s kind of important and relevant. I mean, it may have been that geophysicist who touted himself as a statistician. But because Dennis Shanahan knows them that makes them a reliable source!?!

    And he twists himself into a living form of pretzel logic! 😆

  3. jonathan green
    @GreenJ
    ·
    14h
    It’s a long story, but I was wavering on a decision to cancel my subscription to
    @australian
    as an sad, indignant act of protest against these ‘journalists’ using a pandemic as a moment of ideological opportunity. Dennis Shanahan prompted it, Nick Cater has sealed the deal.

  4. Mavis

    If you got her from a shelter they should be able to help you with behaviour problems. Although it sounds as if she was always a potentially dangerous dog. The idea of “an acreage” really worries me. If she’s OK with you your idea of confinement is the best.
    A very difficult problem for you. I sympathise.

  5. Victoria @ #664 Monday, August 10th, 2020 – 10:42 pm

    jonathan green
    @GreenJ
    ·
    14h
    It’s a long story, but I was wavering on a decision to cancel my subscription to
    @australian
    as an sad, indignant act of protest against these ‘journalists’ using a pandemic as a moment of ideological opportunity. Dennis Shanahan prompted it, Nick Cater has sealed the deal.

    And Scott Morrison has egged them on from the back room.

  6. steve davis @ #668 Monday, August 10th, 2020 – 10:57 pm

    C@t
    And the sun still shines out of Smokos teflon arse.

    Well, it’s starting to have things stick to it:

    Federal officials will be shielded from direct scrutiny at the NSW inquiry into the Ruby Princess cruise ship amid accusations the Morrison government has failed to co-operate with the investigation.

    The federal decision means the special commission will have to report without being able to question two federal officers who helped clear the ship to disembark 2700 passengers in Sydney in March.

    https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/federal-officials-shielded-from-ruby-princess-inquiry-20200810-p55kda.html

    Now THAT’S ridgey didge, Witness Protection.

    It’s obvious Scott Morrison is running his government by sweeping nasties under the carpet and hoping no one notices or cares. However, sooner or later someone trips over the lump under the rug and all the dirt comes spilling out into the open for everyone to see, all at once, and it’s undeniable what you are looking at.

  7. I truly think the Murdoch era of political hegemony is starting to unravel, along with the Conservative Populist leaders it has fostered.

    The political pendulum always ends up swinging back the other way eventually.

  8. C@t

    This pandemic and being in lockdown here in Melbourne is more than enough for most people to handle.

    But what has been unbearable and inexcusable is the relentess attack by the fibs and the MSM. As I keep repeating, I will never forget it.

    It is beyond contempt.

  9. Huh, that’s what people were saying before the last federal election, you know its News Corpse and social media is more important now. Not yet it aint.

  10. William Bowe says:
    Monday, August 10, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    I could read this letter all day.

    https://www.abc.net.au/cm/lb/12542908/data/dennis-response-data.pdf

    Shanahan explains everything but the exact match, datapoint by datapoint (including glitches from typo errors), between the Australian’s graph and the blogger’s.

    You almost get the feeling the whole thing was a set-up.

    The blogger should sue for payment or, alternatively, breach of copyright. Plagiarism put on the front page should be worth a fortune.

  11. This is the sort of Doublespeak Scott Morrison thinks he can get away with:

    Commissioner Bret Walker has issued a legal summons to hear testimony from one of the officials, a Department of Agriculture worker who granted permission for the ship to enter port, but was rebuffed again on Monday.

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison promised to co-operate with the inquiry on April 21 and insisted on Monday he had done so, but he did not explain why the two officials should not appear to give evidence.

    Asked why he did not encourage the two officials to come forward and speak to the special commission, Mr Morrison said the government continued to help the inquiry.

    “I said we would co-operate with the inquiry as we have with other inquiries, and that’s exactly what we’ve done,” he said.

    https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/federal-officials-shielded-from-ruby-princess-inquiry-20200810-p55kda.html

    Is there such a charge as Contempt of the Commission? Would Bret Walker recommend to charge the Morrison government if there was?

  12. ‘It’s obvious Scott Morrison is running his government by sweeping nasties under the carpet and hoping no one notices or cares. However, sooner or later someone trips over the lump under the rug and all the dirt comes spilling out into the open for everyone to see, all at once, and it’s undeniable what you are looking at.’

    And he keeps getting away with it over and over again. Your first sentence is exactly what the compliant MSM are doing for Morrison, running their outlets week after week the same way.

  13. Victoria @ #671 Monday, August 10th, 2020 – 11:07 pm

    C@t

    This pandemic and being in lockdown here in Melbourne is more than enough for most people to handle.

    But what has been unbearable and inexcusable is the relentess attack by the fibs and the MSM. As I keep repeating, I will never forget it.

    It is beyond contempt.

    Make sure your friends and family get the message too!

  14. steve davis @ #675 Monday, August 10th, 2020 – 11:10 pm

    ‘It’s obvious Scott Morrison is running his government by sweeping nasties under the carpet and hoping no one notices or cares. However, sooner or later someone trips over the lump under the rug and all the dirt comes spilling out into the open for everyone to see, all at once, and it’s undeniable what you are looking at.’

    And he keeps getting away with it over and over again. Your first sentence is exactly what the compliant MSM are doing for Morrison, running their outlets week after week the same way.

    The Murdoch media have too much concentrated power and reach in this country, and in most of the Western world in general. They should be broken up via some sort of anti monopoly power that governments should possess.

  15. Murdoch continues to run his protection racket for the Libs year after year.Nothing will change until he closes down or goes bankrupt. Thats why he keeps attacking the ABC trying to force the Libs to close it down.

  16. It’s a Ram in Wagin.

    There has been tension between State Health systems and Aged Care providers over transfers and care of sick patients for decades.

  17. steve davis says:
    Monday, August 10, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    Because Murdoch controls liberals-nationals and that is why they are scared to ban them from this country. If only Labor had the balls when they had majority.

    bill says:
    Monday, August 10, 2020 at 11:22 pm

    A big ball in Canberra called corruption.

  18. While Murdoch attacks the Labor state premiers they are protecting their man day after day.Its absolutely deliberate. Look over here while Smoko gets a free ride blameless for everything as usual. Wouldnt be surprised if Murdoch and Morrison colluded to absolve himself from blame and lay it all on state premiers by giving them full control of their borders. Morrison lines will then be It wasnt me. It wasnt me. It wasnt me.

  19. The Russians still helping Trump:
    https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/08/russia-ukraine-trump-biden-intelligence-foreign-interference-election.html

    Russia’s efforts to help Trump include all that. In addition, the statement notes, “pro-Russia Ukrainian parliamentarian Andriy Derkach is spreading claims about corruption — including through publicizing leaked phone calls — to undermine former Vice President Biden’s candidacy and the Democratic Party.”

    Derkach and his Russian allies despise Biden, who spearheaded the administration’s efforts to reform Ukraine, rein in its oligarchs, and diminish Russian influence. They have attempted to depict Biden’s reform efforts as a corrupt plot to enrich his son Hunter.

  20. Well, one thing is for sure, we won’t be able to watch this BBC series:
    “The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty”
    touted as
    “The incredible story of Rupert Murdoch’s influence on world events and the dramatic personal battle for power at the heart of his own family.”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000kxw1

    No Australian TV station will touch it, apparently.
    Pity.

  21. Episode 1 of the Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty is described on the BBC website as:

    This episode follows the story of Rupert Murdoch’s remarkable journey from ‘the most humble day’ of his life to arguably his most powerful moment and the final conclusion to the question of succession within his own family.
    Following a huge scandal, Rupert cuts a lonely figure. His political allies have deserted him, his reputation is in tatters, his beloved mother passes away, and to add insult to injury, revelations come to light about his wife’s infatuation with one of his friends, ex-prime minister Tony Blair, contributing to the break-up of his second marriage.
    But Murdoch is tough – he feeds on conflict and revels in playing the underdog, a role he has cast himself in throughout his career. This film examines the source of his drive, determination and grit and the important influence of his father.
    When two political hopefuls approach Rupert for help, he senses opportunity, and Murdoch’s star begins to rise again. Murdoch’s involvement in the US elections and the Brexit vote sees political relevance return. Murdoch marries his third wife, Jerry Hall, putting himself firmly back at the centre of the power elite, and his amazing comeback nears completion.
    Murdoch’s empire is rocked by further scandals, but this time his sons intervene and the family pulls together. Then Murdoch surprises everyone with one final mega business deal worth 71 billion dollars and finally settles the burning question of which of his children will run the family business when he is gone.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000l9yp/the-rise-of-the-murdoch-dynasty-series-1-3-the-comeback

  22. Coronavirus fail: no help for the aged from federal authorities.
    (Headline lead story in the Oz)

    Doesnt mention Smoko once in approx 1000 word report. Blameless as usual.

  23. Not that I watch Sky News, mind youse, but a Paul Murray segment popped up as a suggestion on my YouTube Home page, and so I took a quick squizz.

    I can report that the latest source of outrage, according to Mr Murray, is that “Doona Dan” (that’s how they describe Dan Andrews in the crawl underneath the image) has become far too callous about coronavirus, in that he has now taken to announcing the number of deaths via the coward’s castle of Twitter.

    Perhaps Murray could also have a word to some of his Sky News colleagues (in particular Andrew Bolt) about callousness, in regards to the deaths of elderly people who are scheduled to be dying soon anyway, but instead selfishly hang around alive, expecting to be looked after in aged care facilities, all while draining state resources and risking harm to the economy.

    https://youtu.be/PwgJow371sk

    Fair dinkum, there are some real bastards out there, pretending to be human beings.

  24. Imagine feeling a bit awkward like Kieran Gilbert pressing hard on his rumour and looking at a big screen and seeing that great flake Andrew Clennell

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