As reported by The Australian, Newspoll caps a sobering weekend for the Coalition by giving Labor its best result for the term, recording a 52-48 lead compared with 50-50 three weeks ago. The Coalition is down three on the primary vote to 39% with Labor up two to 39%, the Greens steady on 10% and One Nation on 3%. Scott Morrison’s leadership ratings are nonetheless largely unscathed, his approval down two to 62% and disapproval up two to 34%. However, but Anthony Albanese’s are considerably improved, with approval up four to 42% and disapproval down four to 41%, and he has narrowed the gap on preferred prime minister from 61-26 to 56-30. The poll was conducted Wednesday to Saturday from a sample of 1521.
UPDATE (16/3): The Australian today goes deeper into the Newspoll data in search of gender effects, but doesn’t come up with much — though this may partly be because they have combined the results of the last two polls to get a larger sample size in testing the effect of recent events, and the previous poll three weeks ago would probably have been too early. As compared with the combined polling from October to December, this finds the Coalition down two among women to 39%, with Labor up two to 38%, the Greens down one to 11% and One Nation steady on 3%; while among men, the Coalition is down two to 42%, Labor is up three to 37%, the Greens are down one to 9% and One Nation are steady on 4%.
1,354 comments on “Newspoll: 52-48 to Labor”
Whoah! Coalition down 3 on the Primary Vote!
What you would have expected given the past few weeks.
Just when Labor is a ahead 2 points, we now need a sudden change of leadership 🙂
Am I In before mundo?
Remember Bill Shorten got like 60 of these and still lost!
Let’s hope team Labor and Albo can build on it. I feel like now is the time to really start putting the pressure on Morrison. Hopefully Albo can cause some parliamentary trouble this week with the coalition being so light on members.
I also think Dutton won’t be a helper this week. So things may get even better.
Well, this is quite a nice finish to the weekend.
Brave brave Sir Robin charges forth to do battle when the battle is safely over.
Definitely time for Albo to start getting a bit more ruthless, I reckon.
Depending on your politics, a very pleasing 2PP, with Morrison’s personal numbers down but not significantly. And it’s only going to get worse for him while he continues to stubbornly defend Porter, and if any more stuff-ups occur with the roll-out of the vaccines. A very satisfying weekend indeed for Labor supporters!
That may be counter-productive 🙂
Morrison will have trouble finding local members to go out with and spread the word.
The WA members can pick him up in a golf cart.
Exactly. For example, its time for Albo to point out just how incompetent Scomo was on covid.
Not sure it’s good PR having ministers visit WA after the massacre.
First question most likely to be “where have you been ?”
The hint is that Mark McGowan is offering to pay for their flights over 😆
He could bring Clive Palmer along. Western Australians love him
Cud Chewer @ #3 Sunday, March 14th, 2021 – 10:18 pm
Agree, it would be most helpful to Labor if the Libs or the Nats changed their Leadership.
I plainly do not understand politics as I cannot fathom Scotty’s tactics.
Asha Leu @ #15 Sunday, March 14th, 2021 – 10:24 pm
He’s the steak knives!
If the Nats changed their leadership it would pass from an idiot to a turkey.
Lizzie I’m not sure Morrison understands his tactics.
I saw commentary last night on how Clive Palmer was damaged by the election.
Just wondering if there will be a backlash against him Federally?
Greensborough Growler @ #10 Sunday, March 14th, 2021 – 7:23 pm
Certainly in WA.
Cud Chewer @ #19 Sunday, March 14th, 2021 – 10:26 pm
Yeah, the donkeys are feeling disenfranchised.
Maybe he feels the need to put the Nullarbor plain between him and his ‘troubles’ 🙂
Bit of lag in that News-poll result of course……
Just read the Australian. Why the hell is Morrison heading out west now?
There’s going to be a lot of “Where the bloody hell where you” memes in the pipes if he makes that trip.
Q: I plainly do not understand politics as I cannot fathom Scotty’s tactics….as a Marketing (ie Spin Merchant) man, he just thinks you can PR your way out of anything.
So expect more funny hats, Hi-viz, forced handshakes, camera mugging etc etc…he has ramped it up to shrill level lately.
[‘Morrison plans blitz in wild West.’]
I’m not quite sure what he means by “blitz”. How will he, for instance, restore morale when the state Tories got such a thumping? I don’t think that the two (or three) of them left with a seat will exactly be cock-a-hoop to great him bearing in mind that he didn’t visit WA during the campaign.
Well I dont think Smoko will be going to an election anytime soon.
“Scott Morrison and senior cabinet ministers will launch a blitz of Western Australia“
Like the London blitz?
We now know Morrison is a pilot (of sorts) so all he needs do is commandeer a RAAF fighter and it’s bombs away! Take that you heathen voters,
Where the bloody hell was he? says the 2 Libs on a tandem.
Reading Morrison’s mind “those idiots in the west are going to be smashed so I’ll stay right out of it. Once they are destroyed I will ride in in my taxpayer jet and save the party, or what’s left of it”.
What can go wrong?
Morrison would do well to stay well away.
Confessions @ #29 Sunday, March 14th, 2021 – 10:30 pm
Reynolds and Porter live in WA.
Both are unwell.
He’s taking Frank Sinatra CD’s singing My Way to comfort them.
“And now the end is near and you must face my final hurdle………….”
Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 10:22 pm
Morro from Gunna Bay doesn’t do gracious retreats, nosiree, if the voters don’t have the good sense to swallow my bullshit then I’ll move on., termination package complete, too much time away from the girls, another tick in the box.
Josh mate, have I gotta deal for you.
One more poll will do it, although the scrappers about the party keep given me the opportunities says a deep and meaningful boy on the way out.
What a low point in Australian politics and you Morro were the gatekeeper!
If smirko has his hand in the rebuild of the Libs in WA, he just might secure it for the ALP for the next 15 years. I think his brand is starting to wane.
From previous thread, having gone to all the trouble …. (a Labor theme at least)
Speaking of London HC, the other week I was loitering around the upper galleries of Sydney Town Hall, as you do, and was struck by this fine portrait by Clifton Pugh of John Armstrong, a vigorously Irish Australian Labor man, Senator and minister in Chifley’s Govt, Lord Mayor of Sydney, and a stint in London as High Commissioner. I wonder how that want down. He had taken my mother out (same birth year) and she threatened to ‘look him up’ on one of their seniors’ jaunts. I think my father saw the folly in that.
He’s staring straight at the viewer, with an intense quizzical stare. I couldn’t look away once we locked eyes, so took a snap to take him home.
He died at 68 from a coronary. That wouldn’t happen these days.
In the context of how close the TPP usually is that is quite a sizable shift and if the Liberals are not careful could turn into a solid trend. I heard from a senior executive who will be marching so this government wont be able to dismiss its women’s issues as just inner city wokist lefties.
If Scomo heads west the first question I want to see if he gets asked about state borders and the wonderful advice Brendan has been giving him.
Might be time to read a letter, announce an inquiry, sack a couple of ministers and act tough.
There isn’t even a Liberal party leader in WA for him to tour around with. There’s barely even a party!
I suppose he’ll feel safe over in WA. Election is over. Marches by angry women are over. A clear space for photo stunts. Perhaps he’ll visit Broome.
Smoko hasnt been in WA for 18 months according to The Project.
No second-guessing where Morrison was today:
[‘Griffin’s Dragons at least showed fight, Morris’ Sharks enough to suggest they will be thereabouts in the finals mix again with a spiteful 32-18 win over their neighbours at Netsrata Jubilee Stadium on Sunday night.’]
Does anyone really think Labor will get more than 46% 2ppv in W.A at the next Fed election?
“The WA members can pick him up in a golf cart”
Why waste a perfectly good golf cart when shopping trolleys can be had for free. Morrison, for all his bravado would be shitting blue lights over that result.
It’s looking like the Nats will form the Opposition in WA, and it’s a matter of conjecture whether they’ll allow the 2 or 3 Libs to join them – absolutely no love lost between the two parties.
He could hand deliver Porter a copy of the allegations neither of them have read.
Will Jen go. Will she stay at home. What about the girls. Who’ll feed the chooks. What’s that Days of our Lives theme – As The Stomach Turns.
How can their be a party with just 2 members?