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Jul 27, 2014

Galaxy: 52-48 to Labor

A new Galaxy poll reflects last week's polling in finding the Coalition vote up in the wake of the MH17 disaster, but not by much.

GhostWhoVotes relates that a Galaxy poll, presumably to be published in the News Limited tabloids tomorrow, has Labor’s lead at 52-48, down from 53-47 at the last such poll. On the primary vote, the Coalition is up a point to 39%, Labor down one to 37%, the Greens up one to 11% and Palmer United down one to 7%.

Other questions posed by the pollsters elicited results that would be highly disappointing to the government under the circumstances. Bill Shorten leads Tony Abbott not only on “best at managing the economy”, by 43% to 36%, but also by 41% to 39% on “trust to stand up for Australia’s overseas interests”. Shorten also maintains a 41-35 lead as preferred prime minister.

UPDATE: Daily Telegraph graphic here, giving highest prominence to a question on “who has shown the most leadership after the MH17 disaster” out of Tony Abbott (48%), Barack Obama (17%) and David Cameron (7%), notwithstanding the doubts one might harbour about respondents’ capacity to provide a meaningful answer to such a question. Of more use is a question on whether the Prime Minister should ban Vladimir Putin from attending the G20 summit in Brisbane, which finds 45% in favour and 36% opposed, and a slightly stronger lean in favour among Coalition supporters.

UPDATE 2 (Roy Morgan): This week’s Roy Morgan multi-mode poll, combining the results of face-to-face and SMS surveying from 3296 respondents over the past two weekends, has the Coalition up four points to 38%, but Labor also up half a point to 39%. Palmer United is down from 7.5% to 5%, with the Greens also down a point to 10.5%. Labor is down two points on both respondent-allocated and previous election two-party preferred, its respective leads now at 54.5-45.5 and 54-46.

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Darren Laver
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Remember when a Newspoll was one of the top stories on ABC News?

Today, no mention if it on ABC online.

While I agree ordinarily a poll shouldn’t be newsworthy in and of itself, it is just strange that ABC has only come to this conclusion in the last few months. I wonder what changed…

Their ABC? You bet. Sell the buggers off. I for one won’t shed a tear. Next to Murdoch, it’s the Tories’ best friend.

Steve777
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Most of our PMs have been at least nominally members of a religion, like most Australians. Rudd and Abbott, who wear their religion on their sleeve, so to speak, are more the exception than the rule: http://www.eurekastreet.com.au/article.aspx?aeid=24159#.U9ZEymIaySM

Steve777
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Most of our PMs have been at least nominally members of a religion, like most Australians. Rudd and Abbott, who wear their religion on their sleeve, so to speak, are more the exception than the rule: http://www.eurekastreet.com.au/article.aspx?aeid=24159#.U9ZEymIaySM

silentmajority
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Hullo! Someone call?

Dingbat The First
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[Abbott’s religion like we’ve never had a religious PM before]

I certainly don’t remember a more religious PM than Abbott. Pre-Whitlam they were perhaps par for the course, but you’d have to ask the oldies that. Certainly Abbott and Rudd have more openly religious than the last few PMs. Given the history of belief and its consequences on people, we would do well to keep it in check.

Best would be for the moderate religious to criticise those who seek to use their religious beliefs to harm others.

roger bottomley
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Abbott fights back!

absolutetwaddle
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farqu

“I wouldn’t say his views on profiling muslims at airports is based on meticulous research and argument. Fairly light-weight fluff all told”

Have you actually read what he has to say on the topic?

Yabba88
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WWP ‘Believing in’ god just shows that you and your ilk are prepared to take up a part of your brain with an irrational belief, which unfortunately in many cases leads to muddled and defective thinking, and seriously bad consequences. Examples include the crusades, the Spanish and other inquisitions, the persecution of Galileo, institutionalised paedophilia and the protection and ignoring of same, and jihad. I don’t pretend to understand how or why you want to clutter your brain with irrational nonsense. I stopped believing in ‘god’ at the age of about 15 when I realised that the entire house of… Read more »
confessions
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victoria:

So all the MH17 publicity has served only to increase Abbott’s personal ratings?

William was right!

Leroy Lynch
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https://twitter.com/smurray38/status/493731419563106304

[Stephen Murray @smurray38
Tomorrow’s #newspoll Two Party Preferred ALP 54 (0) L/NP 46 (0) Primary LNP 36 (0) ALP 36 (-1) Grn 12 (+1) Others 16 (0) #qanda #auspol

Stephen Murray @smurray38
Tomorrow’s #newspoll Preferred PM Abbott 38 (+2) Shorten 38 (-3) #qanda #auspol

Stephen Murray @smurray38
Tomorrow’s #newspoll Abbott: Approval 36 (+5) Disapproval 53 (-7); Shorten: Approval 38 (+4) Disapproval 41 (-2) #qanda #auspol]

victoria
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Tomorrow’s #newspoll Abbott: Approval 36 (+5) Disapproval 53 (-7); Shorten: Approval 38 (+4) Disapproval 41 (-2) #qanda #auspol

victoria
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Tomorrow’s #newspoll Preferred PM Abbott 38 (+2) Shorten 38 (-3) #qanda #auspol

confessions
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[Those references about Keating’s overt reliance on his religion a la Abbott coming soon?]

Ain’t me handwringing about Abbott’s religion like we’ve never had a religious PM before. You were wrong, you were called out, and now you’re shifting goalposts. Whatever.

bemused
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psyclaw@586

Confessions

Dear Dear

You’ve been saving those few rockets for weeks now. Careful with firing them all on the one night or you’ll run out of ammo.

Those references about Keating’s overt reliance on his religion a la Abbott coming soon?

You seem to have recently discovered confessions characteristics. Arrogant and massively ignorant. Which of course leads to her being usually wrong.

victoria
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Tomorrow’s #newspoll Two Party Preferred ALP 54 (0) L/NP 46 (0) Primary LNP 36 (0) ALP 36 (-1) Grn 12 (+1) Others 16 (0) #qanda #auspol

BlindFreddy
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Confessions

Dear Dear

You’ve been saving those few rockets for weeks now. Careful with firing them all on the one night or you’ll run out of ammo.

Those references about Keating’s overt reliance on his religion a la Abbott coming soon?

roger bottomley
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You can check out any time you want. But, you can never leave.

What utter crap!

I have left, never to return.

Dingbat The First
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I don’t abuse religious people, but having been on the receiving end of abuse by religious people (nothing horrific I will add, just your garden variety psychological stuff), I can well understand those that do.

My view is if you need to talk about your religion, or the converse for the non-believers, you have a way to travel yet.

confessions
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Are we due a Newspoll tonight?

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