Newspoll finds Jay Weatherill’s government confirming the dominance it has established in South Australia since its fortunate election win a year ago, although Liberal leader Steven Marshall’s personal ratings have recovered from a slump.
The finalisation of the upper house count has delivered a surprise win to the Animal Justice Party, but the Coalition has nonetheless achieved its aim of needing only Christian Democrats support to pass contentious legislation.
New federal polls from Newspoll and Ipsos land a fair distance apart – the former giving Bill Shorten his worst personal ratings to date, the latter giving Labor a strong result in what has hitherto been a Coalition-leaning series.
William Bowe is a doctoral candidate with the University of Western Australia’s Discipline of Political Science and International Relations. He has been running the electoral studies blog The Poll Bludger since January 2004, independently until September 2008 and thereafter with Crikey.