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May 10, 2014

ReachTEL: 54-46 to Labor

The second big-sample ReachTEL automated phone poll in consecutive weeks confirms last week's result on voting intention, but also finds majority support for the deficit tax.

The Fairfax papers have run another of ReachTEL’s large-sample automated phone polls of federal voting intention, such as it has been conducting on a semi-regular basis for the Seven Network, most recently just a week ago. This one was conducted on Thursday night from a sample of 3241, and as with last week’s poll it has the Labor lead at 54-46, from primary votes of 39.8% for Labor (up 0.2%), 37.8% for the Coalition (down 1.1%), 10.5% for the Greens (down 0.7%), 7.0% for Palmer United (up 1.0%, and adding to their recent upward trend). Other questions find majority support for a deficit levy when the question specifies it being “between 1 and 2 per cent” and “imposed on high income earners to help reduce debt”, which was favoured by 53.7% and opposed by 32.4%. However, 42% said it has made them less likely to vote for the Coalition against 22.8% for more likely. Raising the pension age to 70 is also unpopular, being supported by 21.2% and opposed by 68.1%.

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Otiose
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Nett_NEWS++™ @ http://bit.ly/1aQcqOy #Budget, Now for My NEXT Trick by @rowe_david © http://bit.ly/1loqJAz

victoria
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roger bottomley
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Ha ha ESJ – “put some stick about” – very good. I just hope you don’t throw your fiancé off the roof like FU did.

One thing is for certain though – your lot are a house of cards.

Strong UnionsStrongCountry
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Strong UnionsStrongCountry
Koukoulas; many of the spending cuts and tax in the budget will merely cover the quite massive cost of Abbott government pet projects such as paid parental leave, extra defence spending, abolishing the mining tax and carbon price, all of which have to be covered by cuts elsewhere or tax hikes before any ground is made at reducing the budget deficit. What we are seeing is the Coalition government returning to type – that is having a high taxing strategy to cover high spending in its pet sectors of the economy. The Fraser government did it, Howard did it in… Read more »
ShowsOn
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This speech is my recital, I think it’s very vital To rock (a rhyme), that’s right (on time) It’s Tricky is the title, here we go… It’s Tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that’s right on time It’s Tricky…it’s Tricky (Tricky) Tricky (Tricky) It’s Tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that’s right on time It’s Tricky…Tr-tr-tr-tricky (Tricky) Trrrrrrrrrrricky [Verse 1] I met this little girlie, her hair was kinda curly Went to her house and bust her out, I had to leave real early These girls are really sleazy, all they just say is… Read more »
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Life, I wonder Will it take me under? I don’t know Imagine smoking weed in the streets without cops harassin’ Imagine going to court with no trial Lifestyle cruising blue Bahama waters No welfare supporters more conscious of the way we raise our daughters Days are shorter, nights are colder Feeling like life is over, these snakes strike like a cobra The world’s hot my son got knocked, evidently It’s elementary, they want us all gone eventually Trooping out of state for a plate of knowledge If coke was cooked without the garbage we’d all have the top dollars Imagine… Read more »
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Thomas. Paine. 596

It warms the cockles of my heart to see you make a fool of yourself yet again – still.

How do you manage to tie your shoe laces or cross the road?

TP – The mad ‘uncle’ of Pollbludger.

J341983
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Christ? Seriously?

… the fact that Rudd was incapable of Governing played no role. I was in the APS at the time and everyone knew how dysfunctional the leadership was.

Gillard had many faults, but to forgive Rudd his … frankly is foolish.

Thomas. Paine.
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[Rudd should have taken sick leave. Or got professional help. But maybe what he really needed was some character, or a spine.] And maybe Gillard found a moral compass, sense of loyalty, learned to put her hunger for the top job in proper perspective, learned how to be a national leader. Yeh..Labor go to an election in the person of Gillard whom the public had worked out and decided they didn’t like her one bit and willing to punish Labor back to the stone age just to get rid of her. You cannot have a PM and go to an… Read more »
Thomas. Paine.
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[FFS, Rudd / Gillard wars again??]

The hurt ones cannot resist slagging Rudd and using him as their excuse for all things….and so long as they propagate dishonesty and their bile on Rudd so too will others set the matters straight.

Now if they could take their meds, or get over that Gillard had to be replaced by Rudd to save the party from oblivion and stopped slagging him….well their would be no back and forth and other issues would be discussed.

imacca
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FFS, Rudd / Gillard wars again??

bemused
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gloryconsequence@567

The reason Labor are a chance in 2016 is because Rudd was reinstated.

A very inconvenient fact for some here.

bemused
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Puff, the Magic Dragon.@564

Rudd should have taken sick leave. Or got professional help. But maybe what he really needed was some character, or a spine.

Well your first sentence was right.

He had serious surgery twice within a relatively short time of the assassination.

His performance may well have been impaired by health problems around that time.

Dan Gulberry
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Everyone. Don’t think for one moment that the Parrot has suddenly seen the light. The issue on that audio is about gas companies being given carte blanche to “frack” farm lands. He has long been a vocal opponent of this, even to the point of standing on the same stage as Green Party members (:eek:) at anti-fracking rallies. The principle reason for his stand on this issue is he owns land in an area that is being taken over by CSG drillers. Although it’s a noble cause and I applaud the stand he is taking, he’s taking it primarily through… Read more »
bemused
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Player One@559

Labor is in the process of creaming Abbott and you two are talking this rubbish?


Only one of us is talking rubbish.

That is an uncharacteristically generous admission on your part.

victoria
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dave

The conservatives imcluding Jones are getting very restless with Abbott. We shall have to wait and see i guess.

Anyhoo night all

dave
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Nite, Vic.

dave
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[ victoria Posted Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 11:48 pm | Permalink dave And what surprises me is that he insinuates that when Abbott was elected, the airport suddenly got the go ahead ] Well he says Steven Smith said no way – yet if Smith had ever gone on his show Jones would have ridiculed Labor and licked abbott’s boots. He can’t have it both ways. Abbott is his pal and his problem – unless he comes out publicly and tells people to dump abbott. Oh – What a fine way the Queenslanders have, yet again found to screw… Read more »
victoria
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dave

I am calling it a night.

But it does feel as if a tsunami is on its way in the political sphere.

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