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Westpoll: 59-41 to Liberal-National in WA

The Labor leadership change has prompted The West Australian to commission its first Westpoll survey of state voting intention in nearly two years, and the results are all but identical to those of the Newspoll that precipitated Eric Ripper’s demise: the Labor primary vote at 29 per cent, the Liberals at 52 per cent and [...]

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Ripper out, McGowan in

It is being universally reported that Eric Ripper will officially stand aside as leader of WA’s Labor opposition today, with Rockingham MP Mark McGowan to fill the vacancy unopposed. Ripper had survived as Opposition Leader for three years and three months since assuming the position in the aftermath of the 2008 election – not bad [...]

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Newspoll: 59-41 to Liberal-National in WA

The latest quarterly Newspoll of state voting intention in Western Australia (the only WA polling game in town now that The West Australian appears to have mothballed Westpoll) has delivered the Barnett government its strongest result yet: a 59-41 lead on two-party preferred from primary votes of 46 per cent for the Liberals (up four [...]

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Newspoll: 57-43 to Liberal-National in WA

The latest quarterly Newspoll of state voting intention for Western Australia shows no change on two-party preferred, with the Liberal-National (don’t call us the Coalition) government still holding a commanding 57-43 lead. Both parties are down a point on the primary vote, Labor to 29 per cent and Liberal to 42 per cent with the [...]

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Matters related thereto

Roy Morgan has spared the government a new set of poll results this week, presumably holding over last weekend’s face-to-face results for a combined two weeks’ result to be published next week. So here’s some stuff that has accumulated during my recent period of indolence: • The federal parliament’s Joint Standing Committee of Electoral Matters [...]

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Newspoll: 57-43 to Liberal-National in WA

The latest quarterly state Newspoll for WA has the two-party vote unchanged from last time, with the Liberal-National government leading 57-43. The primary votes are 43 per cent for the Liberals and 6 per cent for the Nationals, 30 per cent for Labor and 12 per cent for the Greens. Each of these measures have [...]

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State polling: WA, NSW, Victoria

Newspoll’s first quarter survey of 827 respondents in Western Australia shows the Coalition government maintaining its commanding position, even if it has failed to pick up any further in the wake of Labor’s leadership ructions in January. Labor’s primary vote has actually picked up two points from the record low of 29 per cent in [...]

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Newspoll: 58-42 to Liberal-National in WA

GhostWhoVotes brings results of the latest quarterly Newspoll of state voting intention in Western Australia, and it finds the state Labor Party joining its New South Wales and Queensland counterparts in the sub-30 primary vote club. From an already parlous position in July-September, Labor is down a point on both the primary vote, now at [...]

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Newspoll: 52-48 to Labor

After a fairly lengthy period where the phone pollsters marched in lock-step, GhostWhoVotes reports that Newspoll has broken away from the pack with a 52-48 lead for Labor. More to follow. UPDATE: The Australian reports Julia Gillard’s lead as preferred prime minister is up from 49-34 to 54-31, but that “only 23 per cent of [...]

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Newspoll: 57-43 to Liberal-National in WA

The latest quarterly Newspoll survey of state voting intention in Western Australia provides grim news for the Labor opposition, with the Liberal-National lead on two-party preferred reaching a new high of 57-43. Labor is down two points on the primary vote to 30 per cent, the Liberal are up three to 41 per cent, the [...]

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