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Morgan face-to-face: 52-48 to Coalition

Last weekend’s Morgan face-to-face survey echoed other polls conducted at the time in showing little change on earlier polling despite Labor’s leadership turmoil, though as always it failed to echo other polls in having Labor’s primary vote several points higher. In this case Labor’s primary vote was up half a point on the previous week to 37.5 per cent, with the Coalition also up a point to 42.5 per cent and the Greens down 3.5 per cent from an anomalous 14.5 per cent last time. As usual with Morgan (though not Nielsen), there was a substantial difference between the two-party preferred results as derived by respondent allocation (52-48 to the Coalition) and using preference flows from the previous election (50-50).

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  1. McClelland considering his future.
    http://www.nationaltimes.com.au/opinion/political-news/minister-ponders-political-future-after-cabinet-dumping-20120302-1u6uf.html

    by confessions on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:08 pm

  2. Looks like PBer suspicions about the state of some pollies at committee hearings last year may have substance.

    Hung parliament driving pollies to drink: GP MP

    Dr Washer debated a motion in Parliament yesterday that formally called for the House of Representatives to close at 11pm.He said MPs were using alcohol to cope with sittings that extended past midnight.

    ''The later and longer people are here, there's a tendency for people to drink more alcohol,'' he said.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/hung-parliament-driving-pollies-to-drink-gp-mp-20120302-1u6w4.html#ixzz1nuvtuLZl

    by poroti on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:13 pm

  3. It’s a pity you can’t vote the press Gallery out.

    I think that with fewer of us buying newspapers these day, we are slowly voting them out.

    I just wish the process was quicker. I think sport, crosswords, cartoons & TV guides are all that is saving them.

    by kevjohnno on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:13 pm

  4. Bob Carr with the PM.

    by confessions on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:14 pm

  5. Carr!!!!!!!!! FA

    by Rossmore on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm

  6. Bob Carr as FM!

    by confessions on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm

  7. This will stuff the MSM!!!!

    by Benji on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm

  8. Wow. She’s had the last laugh there.

    by triton on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:16 pm

  9. Yes, Bob Carr in FA & Senate!!!

    by The Finnigans on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:16 pm

  10. Lundy goes to Sport.

    by confessions on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:16 pm

  11. Bradbury Asst Treasurer.

    by confessions on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:16 pm

  12. Kim Carr to Human Services.

    McClelland dumped.

    by confessions on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:17 pm

  13. Bradbury to Ass treasurer. Jason Clare into Ministry!!

    by Benji on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:17 pm

  14. TheFinnigans天地有道人无道 ‏ @Thefinnigans Reply Delete Favorite · Open
    Dear @JuliaGillard You go girl, go. Great move Bob Carr in the Senate & FM

    by The Finnigans on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:17 pm

  15. Richard marles secretary to Carr

    by Benji on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:17 pm

  16. Latika Bourke ‏ @latikambourke
    HUGE up yours from the PM.

    Yep.

    by confessions on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:18 pm

  17. OOH! Gillard’s appointed Bob Carr FM!

    So much for Shanner’s story about Carr’s appointment’s being stymied by the right and Gillard’s being a prisoner of the factions.

    Won’t that upset News Ltd, Abbott etc.

    by OzPol Tragic on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:18 pm

  18. he he he

    by gusface on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:19 pm

  19. Stephen Spencer ‏ @sspencer_63
    Vacant: Chief political correspondent at every major Australian newspaper.

    :lol:

    by confessions on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:20 pm

  20. So does that mean she is a liar? Or isn’t? I just can’t tell anymore.

    by Son of foro on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:20 pm

  21. Carr praises Rudd for his work in Foreign Affairs!

    by MTBW on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:20 pm

  22. Har de har har! Go, Julia!

    by This little black duck on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:20 pm

  23. Journos grumpy, demanding to know exactly what happened.

    Hilarious. Isn’t it their job to find these things out?

    by confessions on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm

  24. TheFinnigans天地有道人无道 ‏ @Thefinnigans Reply Delete Favorite · Open
    This is what i call She got GUT and He is a NUT!!!

    by The Finnigans on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm

  25. Will McClelland quit parliament? What’s the margin for Barton?

    by kakuru on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm

  26. Apologies all round

    Car to be FM

    by daretotread on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:22 pm

  27. Oh man that’s made my week! Go Jules! I wonder what Grattan’s op piece on his appointment will be?

    by trawler on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:22 pm

  28. I said yesterday that Carr would be a benefit to the Ministry and the Parliament and he will be. A wise head and a counter to the young turks.

    by MTBW on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:23 pm

  29. TheFinnigans天地有道人无道 ‏ @Thefinnigans Reply Delete Favorite · Open
    Memo #MSMhacks, she DECIDED and that is that.

    by The Finnigans on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:23 pm

  30. Nicola gets McClelland’s gig as well.

    by This little black duck on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:23 pm

  31. Barton is on a margin of 6.86%

    by Benji on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:23 pm

  32. I’m a huge admirer of Bob Carr, so I can’t fault Gillard on that appointment – at least they’ve dropped the dumb idea of putting Warren Mundine into the Senate seat.
    The McClelland dumping is risky, particularly if he leaves parliament altogether.

    by Thornleigh Labor Man on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:24 pm

  33. If McClelland goes Carr could run for his seat.

    by kakuru on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:24 pm

  34. kakuru

    Barton is very marginal!

    by MTBW on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:24 pm

  35. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

    by autocrat on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:25 pm

  36. What a monster cream pie in the face of all the meeja lizards who reported the PM getting rolled by “factions” “faceless men” “revolt” and “backing down” over Bob Carr :lol: :lol: :lol:

    by poroti on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:25 pm

  37. OOH! Gillard’s appointed Bob Carr FM!

    So much for Shanner’s story about Carr’s appointment’s being stymied by the right and Gillard’s being a prisoner of the factions.

    Won’t that upset News Ltd, Abbott etc.

    Brilliant, simply brilliant. She’s blind sided the lot of ‘em again. They didn’t see her getting th job, they disn’t see the Slipper defection and now this. While every Shanahan and his Grattan has been crapping-on about Gillard being forced to drop Carr from consideration by teh faceles factional bosses, she quietly does the business.

    This ain’t a slap in the face, people. This is a boot in the nuts.

    She’s wrong footed the lot of them and made them all look like a bunch of blithering fools. Political pundits? My arsk. They couldn’t predict a bowel movement if they were sitting on the crapper.

    Now we know what she rally meant by with her “don’t believe what you read in the papers.”

    by smithe on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:25 pm

  38. TheFinnigans天地有道人无道 ‏ @Thefinnigans Reply Delete Favorite · Open
    Something Clive Palmer would understand: @JuliaGillard 10 @TonyAbbottMHR 0 #auspol

    by The Finnigans on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:25 pm

  39. The ABC is shocked, I tells ya, shocked!

    In a shock development, former New South Wales premier Bob Carr will take the coveted job of Foreign Affairs Minister in Julia Gillard’s new-look frontbench, despite earlier this week saying he was not pursuing the job.

    by This little black duck on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:26 pm

  40. Who has out bluffed whom now? The Prime Minister has laid out her cards, a royal flush and the MSM were expecting two pair.

    Commanding performance.

    by Rossmore on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:26 pm

  41. Benji

    Barton is on a margin of 6.86%

    And with changing demographics!

    by MTBW on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:26 pm

  42. And a big fark you to the media.

    by Dan Gulberry on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:26 pm

  43. Barton

    6.9%

    by daretotread on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:26 pm

  44. Yes, Bob Carr in FA & Senate!!!

    ROFL. Oh the poor press hacks. A whole two days of rubbish about nothing, has proved to be, well a whole two days of rubbish about nothing.

    by fredn on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:27 pm

  45. Gilliard – checkmate

    by Dr John on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:27 pm

  46. And with changing demographics!

    How so?

    by kakuru on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:27 pm

  47. I had a feeling the PM was deliberately being uninformative all week to give the MSM plenty of time to pay out the rope she would use to hang them with. Didn’t know exactly what the game was but now it’s pretty clear.
    She’s now made them look stupid twice in rapid succession – first in relation to the challenge and now on the aftermath.
    The government is no longer trying to get its message out through the MSM. Instead they’ve decided to smash them to bits first and then calmly walk through the rubble and let the bare facts speak to the public.

    by ajm on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:27 pm

  48. MTBW: You’d never think Barton would be under threat of going to the Liberals, but Labor wouldn’t want to be fighting any by-elections right now in NSW.
    Perhaps Rudd will advise McClelland not to do anything stupid?

    by Thornleigh Labor Man on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:27 pm

  49. Julia Gillard’s advice was right “Don’t believe everything you read in the newspapers” !

    by poroti on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:27 pm

  50. Laura, then X, then Michelle. Pecking order or what!

    by This little black duck on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:28 pm

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