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Federal Politics 2013-

Jul 21, 2014

Nielsen: 54-46 to Labor

Personal ratings for Clive Palmer and a preferred Treasurer question spice up a poll result that's otherwise much like all the others lately.

What I believe will be the farewell Nielsen poll for the Fairfax papers shows no dividend to Tony Abbott of the carbon tax repeal or (so far) the MH17 response, with Labor’s lead up from 53-47 at last month’s poll to 54-46. The poll of 1400 respondents was conducted from Thursday to Sunday, from which you can draw your own conclusions about its likely responsiveness to what’s occurred over that time. Labor is up three points on the primary vote to 40%, with the Coalition steady at 39%, the Greens down one to 12% and Palmer United steady on 5%. However, Tony Abbott’s personal ratings have improved: his approval is up three to 38% with disapproval down four to 56%, the gap on preferred prime minister narrows from 47-40 to 46-41, and while Bill Shorten is down one on approval to 41% and up three on disapproval to 44%. Even more entertainingly, there are personal ratings for Clive Palmer (approval 37%, disapproval 51%) and a preferred treasurer poll (Joe Hockey’s lead narrowing from 51-34 in a poll conducted I-don’t-know-how-long-ago to 42-42 now.

UPDATE: Phil Coorey in the Financial Review relates results on the leaders’ personal characteristics; more from Michelle Grattan at The Conversation.

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mimhoff
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[Well voters in the WA Senate vote showed what they think.]

That they wanted the top listed ALP candidate to be elected to the Senate?

Just Me
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[What is really worrying is that the man has no composure, he can’t relax, he’s “fight or flight”ing 100% of the time.]

Abbott only gets his adrenaline hit from the act of conquering and forcing submission, not the result of it. He can’t do peacetime.

Which is why he is so dangerous.

BlindFreddy
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Zoid #760

zoidlord
Posted Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 10:52 am | PERMALINK
@guytaur/750

I agree, he should be shot for that.

Now there’s a post which really is demeaning.

BlindFreddy
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Zoid

??????

poroti
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mikehilliard

At a kilometer a second it is also pretty fast.

badcat
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[ mikehilliard Posted Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 1:47 pm | Permalink Abbott has no self control. ] —————————————————— The Next Three Word Slogan Posted on July 19, 2014 by archiearchive FCD A Fictional Tale About Fictional Aliens masquerading as Human Beings The scene; A despondent meeting in the Prime Minister’s Office. tony abbott, “This Senate is so hard to control. They all have minds of their own and I can’t get stuff through. It makes me look weak.” Peta Credlin, “Well, your popularity is so far down the tubes you cannot call a double dissolution. Rupert doesn’t have everything… Read more »
zoidlord
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@psyclaw/857

I rather not have you label me poor manor, your post should be removed as it is demeaning.

I do not support anything that ACL does and any alliance or support is only going to make his other policies such as NBN be incompatible.

BlindFreddy
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I find it “interesting” that so many here have jumped on the “Silly Shorten talking to ACL” bandwagon.

I find myself in agreement with Lynchpin and Fran, who both seem to be saying that in principle, there’s nothing wrong with it.

So the premature ejaculators should wait until they know what Shorten will say / did say before condemning him.

victoria
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Australia’s public and private sectors should be teaming up in renewable energy projects to drive the diversification away from mining exports, according to Australian economist Adrian Blundell-Wignall.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/carbon-economy/green-energy-is-the-way-forward-says-economist-adrian-blundellwignall-20140722-zvlog.html#ixzz38AON0Dx1

BlindFreddy
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MikeHilliard

Thanks.

Two for you :). 🙂

mikehilliard
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poroti

That is one f’er of a weapon. 🙁

poroti
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mike hilliard

They are about 700kg according to the great Wiki so not even the old decimal point in the wrong place explains the difference. However on the wiki page under the weights is the length. 5.55 meters. now that might be where the 55 came from.

mikehilliard
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Actually more like 5.5m high!

mikehilliard
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bemused

Don’t they know it’s about 2m high? More like 550kgs

bemused
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While waiting in a coffee shop this morning to meet someone, I idly flipped through the Herald Sun, that poor excuse for a newspaper inflicted on Melbourne by Limited News.

I can now understand why the Russians don’t want people poking around and finding pieces of their missile!

In what is undoubtedly a world exclusive, the Herald Sun has revealed how it violates all known laws of physics by carrying a warhead of 70Kg when the total weight of the missile, which presumably includes the warhead, is only 55Kg!

Those cunning Russkis!

Those idiots at Limited News!

mikehilliard
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psyclaw@840/841

Worth posting twice.

Abbott has no self control.

WeWantPaul
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[I remember them from Louis Theroux :
The Most Hated Family in America]

Louis has done then twice they were more repugnant the second time. I think the head of the church died a third would be interesting.

Pegasus
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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/22/australia-says-its-obligations-to-asylum-seekers-do-not-apply-outside-its-waters [The Australian government has argued its international obligations of non-refoulement – returning asylum seekers to countries they have fled in fear of persecution – do not apply to interceptions outside Australian territorial waters. Government defence documents filed to the high court case examining the interception, procedure and treatment of more than 150 Tamil asylum seekers who left southern India in early June, also reveal that the decision not to allow the asylum seekers to be transferred to Australia was taken by the national security committee, tasked with “major international security issues of strategic importance to Australia” and chaired by… Read more »
Pegasus
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https://newmatilda.com/2014/07/22/lifters-and-leaners-real-welfare-bludgers

[Make no mistake, the LNP does support welfare, but only if it goes to their wealthy campaign financiers and political contributors.

Those who struggle to make ends meet will continue to be ignored and denigrated by our government.

This is no longer the country of the “fair go” or the champion of the “Aussie battler”.

Australia is now becoming the country of the oligarchs, the plutocrats and the crony capitalists.]

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