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Westpoll: 59-41 to Liberal-National in WA

A Westpoll survey of 400 respondents in The West Australian today corroborates the bad news for WA Labor in this week's Newspoll.

A Westpoll survey of 400 respondents in The West Australian today corroborates the bad news for Labor in this week’s Newspoll, showing the Liberal-National government leading 59-41 on two-party preferred from primary votes of 50% for the Liberals, 5% for the Nationals, 30% for Labor and 10% for the Greens. Colin Barnett leads Mark McGowan 51-35 as preferred premier. GhostWhoVotes has full tables, including responses on most important issue. The sample size being what it is, the margin of error on the poll is about 5%.

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Bird of paradox
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*headdesk*

boscombe
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BoP wrote: “(and I hope no muppet from Labor has suggested otherwise)”

Candidate Ian Radisich in The Echo was recently quoted as: “The increased truck traffic will have a significant impact on already congested metropolitan roads including Great Eastern Highway and Roe Highway”

Bird of paradox
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[ “It is absolutely not true for Labor to suggest that any changes to the status of the Tier Three rail line will have any impact on truck movements through the metropolitan area, because CBH have told us that it won’t.” ] Through the metro area? That won’t be where the effect is (and I hope no muppet from Labor has suggested otherwise). The main thing about the tier 3 closure that annoys so many people in the wheatbelt is the increased truck traffic through little towns, which don’t have freight highways or bypasses – they all rumble through the… Read more »
WeWantPaul
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[I think describing NSW labor 2007-2011 as old and tired is a little euphemistic]

Compared to the clowns that have followed them they look fresh and effective.

fiona
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Shellbell @ 14,

Fair enough. Would you be happy with putrid?

shellbell
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I think describing NSW labor 2007-2011 as old and tired is a little euphemistic

WeWantPaul
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[Listening to Buswell ] I think the more people have to listen to Buswell the bigger Labors chance of saving seats. The finance record isn’t all that great, putting up all possible fees and charges, putting money away for the future but failing the present badly. There is no need for the public transport to be inadequate during a boom. It is a just a lib fail. In the Eastern corridor the libs have just neglected it. In opposition the complained that Labor should duplicate the Reid Highway between Beechboro and West Swan Rd, in government they’ve just this last… Read more »
PatriciaWA
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Listening to Buswell on the news the other evening, saying
among other things,

“It is absolutely not true for Labor to suggest that any changes to the status of the Tier Three rail line will have any impact on truck movements through the metropolitan area, because CBH have told us that it won’t.”

I wondered what he’d been sniffing lately!

WeWantPaul
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[Winning is out of the question, but my guess is that it won’t quite be the bloodbath suggested by the latest polls.]

I suspect and dearly hope you are right.

Tricot
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We are of the one mind rossmcg. As you say, Barnett hates the nickname “The Emperor” and the last thing he wants is to be seen as some high-handed leader as he knows this might cost. Whether we would get a Kennett outcome is another matter. I think not at this stage. I hate to admit this, but I have met and been in the company of Barnett a couple of times, and he comes across as a man with some kind of reasonableness and common sense. That does not mean I agree at all with many of his policies,… Read more »
Rossmcg
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Tricot beat me to it and explained it so much better

Rossmcg
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One major difference between NSW Qld and WA is that here it is the government that leads in the polls. The last thing Colin Barnett needs is the perception he is a shoo in. I expect him to claim underdog status any day now. People in other states might not be aware that Labor has more seats in the Parliament already and there are lot of marginal liberal seats which would go Labor at the slightest hint of a “protest” vote. They dont call Barnett the emperor for nothing, he is not universally liked. In may ways he reminds me… Read more »
Tricot
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P@3

Our esteemed moderator has either echoed my thoughts or I his.

Tricot
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P@3 You know full well that NSW and Qld had old and tired Labor governments, well beyond their use-by date. The electorate and the pollies knew when it was time. The current Liberal-National set up in WA came it due largely to the stupidity of Carpenter (inexperience) and a poor, very poor election campaign. The Liberals thought they were ‘gone’ too, as Barnett was on the verge of retirement – so much I suppose for ‘conventional wisdom’. This time around, and you are well-informed in Labor circles, it is a matter of where seats are and who holds them. The… Read more »
Lord Barry Bonkton
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If only the punters knew of the huge debt the LNP are clocking up , was about $3 Billion in 2007 , now heading past $23 Billion in a boom state ???? When will they learn that the Fiberals are no good with money.

Psephos
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People here spent two years saying about the NSW and Qld elections: “It won’t be as bad as these polls suggest.” But it was, in both cases. Why should WA be different?

confessions
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True Fulvio, the election result is unlikely to be this great a margin. But I still think the Liberals will hold a lower house majority in their own right.

Fulvio Sammut
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Whilst the Liberals are obviously favoured to win the coming election, anyone who thinks the 2pp margin will be anything like 59-41 is kidding themselves.

Barnett and his cronies aren’t that popular.

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