Newspoll: 55-45 to Labor (open thread)

Business as usual on voting intention from Newspoll, but a question on the Indigenous Voice finds yes with its nose barely in front.

The Australian reports the latest Newspoll has Labor maintaining its 55-45 two-party lead from the post-budget poll three weeks ago, from primary votes of Labor 38% (steady), Coalition 34% (steady), Greens 12% (up one), One Nation 6% (down one). The reports says Anthony Albanese is down two on approval to 55% while Peter Dutton is steady on 36%, with disapproval ratings not yet provided (UPDATE: down one to 37% for Albanese, down one to 50% for Dutton). Albanese’s lead as preferred prime minister shifts from 56-29 to 55-28.

The poll provides further evidence for a deterioration in support for the Indigenous voice, with 46% in favour and 43% opposed, in response to a question based on that to be put at the referendum. The poll was conducted Wednesday to Saturday from a sample of 1549.

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.

1,462 comments on “Newspoll: 55-45 to Labor (open thread)”

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  1. Socrates @ Thursday, June 8, 2023 at 11:43 pm:
    “Evening all. There is no point engaging with Watermelon.”

    Socrates, that is advice I am now, after my own joust with them these past couple of days since the Russian war crime on the Dnipro, going to put into practice myself. That openly pro-Putin sewage has left me feeling very polluted.


    “Ukraine launches counteroffensive against Russia:

    KYIV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian military’s long-anticipated counteroffensive against occupying Russian forces has begun, opening a phase in the war aimed at restoring Ukraine’s territorial sovereignty and retaining Western support in the war. Ukraine’s troops intensified their attacks on the front line in the country’s southeast, according to four individuals in the country’s armed forces, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the battlefield developments.”


    “ Ukraine starts counteroffensive against Russia – Western media:

    Anonymous sources stated in an interview to Western media outlets that on Thursday, 8 June 2023, Ukraine started a long-awaited counteroffensive against Russia.

    Source: ABC News, The Washington Post

    Details: ABC reports that two Ukrainian officials, including a source close to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, confirmed that the active stage of the Ukrainian counteroffensive is ongoing.

    Last week the Western officials stated that well-prepared Ukrainian troops had been gathering in strategic locations near the frontline during the last few days.”


    “Western media: Ukraine launches counteroffensive in Zaporizhzhia Oblast:

    Ukraine launched its long-awaited counteroffensive against Russia on June 8, ABC News reported, citing unnamed Ukrainian official sources, one of them supposedly close to President Volodymyr Zelensky.

    The hostilities are reportedly taking place in southeastern Ukraine, south of the city of Zaporizhzhia.

    Ukraine’s troops include specialized attack units armed with Western weaponry and trained in NATO tactics, the Washington Post wrote.

    Russian military bloggers also claim heavy fighting in Zaporizhzhia Oblast.”

  5. Thanks Enough Already for keeping me updated.
    I get more info from you than from all the other media put together.
    Keep it up !

  6. In the immortal words of the Reader’s Digest, ‘it pays to increase your word power’:

    ‘Boris Johnson has been given the findings of an investigation into whether he misled parliament over Partygate … Under the “Maxwellisation process”, Johnson was handed a dossier laying out the findings.’

    ‘Maxwellisation process’? It seems that’s the lingering legal legacy of the infamous robber baron:

    ‘Maxwellisation is the legal practice in English and Scots law that allows anyone who is criticised in an official report to respond prior to publication … The process takes its name from the publisher Robert Maxwell. In 1969, Maxwell was criticised in a report by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) as “unfit to hold the stewardship of a public company”.’

  7. Thanks Shogun.
    You saved me the inconvenience of responding to Watermelon’s ridiculous and stupid commentary.
    Whilst the Marles legislation is about criminalising public displays of NAZI insignia etc, I believe that it should also include the same displays of the that other symbol of 20th & 21st Century repression and evil, The Hammer and Sickle, too.

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