The Australian has dropped a new Newspoll a fortnight rather than three weeks after the last, perhaps portending a quickening of the schedule as the federal election approaches. Labor’s two-party lead is unchanged at 53-47, from primary votes of Coalition 37% (steady), Labor 37% (down one), Greens 11% (up one) and One Nation 2% (down one). Scott Morrison is up two on approval to 48% and disapproval to 49%, while Anthony Albanese is steady on 37% and down one to 47%. Morrison’s lead as preferred prime minister edges from 47-35 to 47-34. The poll was conducted Wednesday to Sunday from a sample of 1545.
UPDATE: The poll also found 59% approval and 31% disapproval for Australia “building and operating nuclear-powered submarines”, which was put to respondents after an introductory spiel explaining the AUKUS deal. Forty-six per cent felt it would make Australia more secure, compared with 14% less secure and 29% for no difference. Seventy-five per cent rated that China posed a significant threat to Australia’s national security, compared with 15% who did not.
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What a brave and strong woman!
I’ll let the article from the Illawarra Mercury tell the story.
I think the discrepancy is because the covid19data site you quoted isn’t including the vaccinations given to 12-15 year olds in their numbers. Their raw number of 5844107 compares to covidlive’s 6082741. Using a total population of NSW from Google of 8.166 million, both sites’ raw numbers work out to the percentages they give (71.6% and 74.5% respectively). Both sites have a long history of the first dose values on previous days, and they match exactly until 14 September, which is the first day that 12-15 vaccinations were recorded – from that date onwards covidlive has increasingly higher first dose figures than covid19data. The current difference of about 238634 first doses matches up quite nicely with what you’d expect from 12-15 year olds being ~61% vaccinated and ~4.8% of the population.
In short, I believe the 74.5% figure is more accurate for % vaccinated of the total population.
Thanks for that.