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Newspoll: 53-47 to Coalition

I have had occasion on this site to mock those who like to predict what the results of looming opinion polls might be. GhostWhoVotes relates that tomorrow's Newspoll offers an excellent

I have had occasion on this site to mock those who like to predict what the results of looming opinion polls might be. GhostWhoVotes relates that tomorrow’s Newspoll offers an excellent case study on this count: the Coalition’s two-party preferred lead has narrowed since a fortnight ago from 55-45 to 53-47, with Labor’s primary vote up three to 35 per cent (their best result since March last year) and the Coalition’s down one to 45 per cent. However, the script has been followed with respect to Julia Gillard, whose approval rating has plunged six points to 26 per cent while her disapproval rating is up seven to 64 per cent. However, Tony Abbott too has taken a bit hit, down five points on approval to a new low of 31 per cent and up five on disapproval to 57 per cent. Preferred prime minister is little changed, with Abbott’s lead down from 40-37 to 38-36.

UPDATE: The poll also has Kevin Rudd leading Julia Gillard as preferred Labor leader 53 per cent to 28 per cent, which is little changed on where the provisional result published on Friday night had it (53 per cent to 30 per cent), or when Newspoll last posed the question a month ago (52 per cent to 30 per cent).

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The Finnigans
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That’s what happened when you let posts after posts after posts of ranting of the same things from then posters like Evan2GB, TP, Greetag etc. they simply chewed up the bandwidth.

The Finnigans
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PB is now a joke.

mari
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[Shellbell
Posted Monday, February 27, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Permalink
sorry mari – I think all that is left is the chuck steak

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DavidWH
Posted Monday, February 27, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Permalink
Me either Maris. Looks like we are stuck in here. Essential has come in as I would have expected so not sure how much store we should put in polls until the dust settles]

Are we the only ones? and now I am down to chuck steak, not fair, I was really after
the cutlets

DavidWH
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Me either Maris. Looks like we are stuck in here. Essential has come in as I would have expected so not sure how much store we should put in polls until the dust settles.

shellbell
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sorry mari – I think all that is left is the chuck steak

mari
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I don’t seem to be able to get onto the new thread, and I want to claim the prize with Sprocket for the tipping competition, have been offered sausages, thick thin not sure what to take?

Yesiree Bob
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whats wrong with the blog bilbo ?

Bushfire Bill
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[I bags the biggest steak as I was the first on 29 :D]

Well at least you think big, Think Big.

Luke Buckmaster
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Due to technical issues commenting on this post has been temporarily deactivated, my apologies for the inconvenience.

Bushfire Bill
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Latham just said Hartcher’s Two-Strike theory is La-La Land.

Sky panel agrees that further speculation is “just silly”, “not gonna happen”, “fantasy”.

Think of all that time wasted by journalists telling their readers and viewers that Rudd was making a come back. Think of all the damage done to the national discourse by this bullshit.

And now they’re saying it was never gonna happen.

Think Big
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I bags the biggest steak as I was the first on 29 😀

This little black duck
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This little black duck

Ryan Giggs played his 900th game for Manchester United.

Lynchpin
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[BREAKING: GILLARD VICTORY 73 to 29, says SMH Phillip Coorey.]

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/blogs/the-pulse/showdown-labor-votes-20120227-1tx2i.html#ixzz1nXFPAuFd

Phew!

Now, let’s turn the bazookas on Abbott and his Tory cronies.

confessions
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Latham points to previous two-srike challengers and notes the symetry in that they all increased their margins by around a dozen. Rudd would need to pick up 23 in a 2nd challenge, which Latham says is in la-la land.

citizen
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The Gillard/Rudd bout is over, with Gillard the victor.

Now onto the Gillard/Abbott bout!

Andrew
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thats a solid result. Dear MSM, a 44 vote margin for Gillard is higher than a 1 vote margin for Abbott

joe2
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73/29 is the figure Crean anticipated, I believe.

political animal
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73-29, a decisive win, thank goodness!

Now Rudd should stop his treacherous destabilisation campaign!

confessions
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Latham: Rudd has played the game of inflating his own numbers to the media.

The msm hasn’t come out of this looking good at all.

triton
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[Latham is on Sky. At least Latham has been an actual insider.]

He’s been making plenty of sense so far.

Sir Mad Cyril
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Damn you last minute defectors, I picked 32!

DavidWH
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That’s pretty comprehensive.

DavidWH
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That’s pretty comprehensive.

Dan Gulberry
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73-29

So, who won the sweep?

Muskiemp
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Julia has won

Gary
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Thankyou ladies and gentlemen.

Puff, the Magic Dragon.
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Puff, the Magic Dragon.

twitter says 73-29 to JG, according to abcnews24.

This little black duck
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This little black duck

Bye, bye, Kevvie!

Bushfire Bill
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No meat tray for me: 73-29.

This is not the end of it. Although an uneasy alliance between Diogs and myself, we have already informed Uhlmann confidentially that we will continue to white-ant PB in hopes of another Labor spill further down the track.

THE MAGNIFICENT #27s HAVE ONLY JUST BEGUN TO FIGHT.

OzPol Tragic
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On a different, but far more encouraging note: Australia’s first National Broadband Network Digital Hub and Digital Enterprise service launched in Townsville [THERE was a Rudd in the room but thankfully for the Federal ALP it was not “the” KRudd. No, it was NBN Co’s Darren Rudd but the coincidence was not lost on the small crowd who attended the launch of the nation’s first National Broadband Network Digital Hub and Digitial Enterprise services in Townsville on Saturday. Senator Jan McLucas said the Townsville “Digital Hub”, located at the Aitkenvale Library, would provide training for local residents and give more… Read more »
Fiz
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oooo…. I get to share the meat tray!

zoomster
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73-29

confessions
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Rudd needs to go to the backbench now and plan his retirement at the next election.

mickt
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29

This little black duck
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This little black duck

73 – 29 Coorey.

It's Time
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[anyway .. off]
I’ll believe it when I don’t see it.

BH
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73 to JG 29 to KR

Paul_J
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73-29

confessions
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73-29 to Gillard according to Coorey.

Radguy
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Dental Plan! Lisa needs braces. Dental plan! Lisa needs braces. Dental plan! Lisa needs braces.

ltep
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Gillard having as her deputy someone who doesn’t believe she can win the election? It’s not going to happen.

confessions
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Apparently O is addressing the Caucus.

OzPol Tragic
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[If Rudd resigns his seat. Expect Beattie to be preselected for it]

If only! He’s never forgiven Rudd for trying to undermine his role in Fitzgerald implementation, or for his role in Goss’s defeat. Given what damage Rudd’s dummy spit during the Q election campaign might have done to protege Anna Bligh’s re-election campaign, Beattie’s attitude to Rudd sure wouldn’t have improved!

Sadly, Heather’s threatening to divorce/ kill him if he does – at least that’s what he told the media – and they sure don’t need the money.

Tom Hawkins
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[they’re addicted to drama real or imagined]

That’s why they got into the gig in the first place. If there’s no drama they’ll make it up

lefty e
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[I agree with just about everything you said. Disagree about Swan retiring. He should be replaced as deputy but left as treasurer IMO.]

Actually, yes, thats a better idea Tom. The Deputy should be Albo, keep Swan as Treasurer.

confessions
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[Marion Groves ‏ @MarionGroves
The unholy alliance of Kevin Rudd & Clubs Australia needs further investigation by the msm: http://bit.ly/xk2wU7 by @cyenne40 ]

The Finnigans
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[Actually, as long as I’m closer than Finns I’ll be happy.]

Diog, as you followed me so i had to unfollow you 😛

The Finnigans
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[anyway .. off]

Pain Engine, sayonara

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