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Aug 24, 2014

James J relates that a Galaxy Research poll of state voting intention in New South Wales, presumably to appear in tomorrow’s Daily Telegraph, has a surprisingly strong showing for the Baird government in view of its recent travails, with the Coalition leading Labor 55-45 on two-party preferred. This compares with 53-47 in the last such poll in May. The primary votes are 45% for the Coalition, 35% for Labor and 11% for the Greens. The poll was conducted on Wednesday and Thursday from a sample of 899. More to follow.

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BH
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Candidate for Myall Lakes is Taree medico David Keegan. He’s hit the ground running

https://www.facebook.com/KeeganForMyallLakes?fref=ts

outside left
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Here comes number 9, with number 10 to be announced soon

shellbell
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When in doubt…

[Sharpe’s Brief just finished. Watson’s back up & asking about Buildev’s previous donations to the ALP. Mark Arbib’s name just came up]

moderate
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William the problem is it’s not actually what he said. “Steve Whan the member for Monaro” – he’s not!!!

Oakeshott Country
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Anyone who thinks ICAC is Labor’s path to resurrection should have a look at today’s SMH front page.

shellbell
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If Linda Burney fell in love with Ian MacDonald, they could have a McBurney

outside left
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ICAC is a long way from finished with the libs. I was told today by a MLA that there is another lib, just North of the current mob being investigated, in deep doodah

Oakeshott Country
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An opportunity of a generation to bring talent into the parliament. Will it be taken or wasted?

You know the answer – why would anyone with talent be seen next to this mob of union hacks, time servers and guys constantly looking for a sweetener?

Oakeshott Country
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Sadly it’s probably true. Robbo is seen as a decent plodder with a touch too much of the old style unionist about him

I don’t think Robertson is seen as a decent plodder. More like the creature of Obeid/Tripodi/Roozendaal. Put in to ensure that there is a lot of window dressing but not much reform.

moderate
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Steve Whan is not the Member for Monaro. He is member of the NSW Upper House. He lost his seat in 2011.

And its Linda Burney, not McBurney (sic). For an ALP influenced site, you guys don’t know the state of play very well…..

shellbell
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NSW ALP has not an out of Sydney leader since Jack Renshaw

kakuru
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My money’s on Steve Whan as the next leader, as the Member for Monaro.

shellbell
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The poll suggests ALP would win 17 seats.

An opportunity of a generation to bring talent into the parliament. Will it be taken or wasted?

Henry
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“It helps that John Robertson appears unelectable.”

Ouch, the last line from the article Leroy linked, from Galaxy pollster David Briggs in relation to John Robertson.
Sadly it’s probably true. Robbo is seen as a decent plodder with a touch too much of the old style unionist about him.
Maybe Luke Foley or Linda McBurney would achieve better cut through.

Henry
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Unfortunately in what should be a time of political gain for the NSW ALP given the current ICAC revelations, the ghosts of Tripodi and Roozendaal still loom large for the electorate.
Their presence on the nightly news for most of the last week in relation to their treachery against their own colleague just reminded the punters that whilst the libs were also up to their necks in it the ALP were seemingly far worse and had been doing it for far longer.

Leroy Lynch
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http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/baird-and-labor-are-poles-apart-premier-shrugs-off-icac-scandal-and-power-sale-set-to-deliver-a-second-coalition-election-victory-next-march/story-fnii5s3x-1227035207738
[Baird and Labor are poles apart: Premier shrugs off ICAC scandal and power sale, set to deliver a second Coalition election victory next March
August 25, 2014 12:00AM
Andrew Clennell State Political Editor
The Daily Telegraph]
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pedant
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The ALP thinks it has dealt with its corruption problem because Obeid and McDonald have gone. Problem is, too many people who must have known what they were like are still in the party. And in my view, they are almost as culpable. Until there’s been a thorough purge of such types, lots of people won’t vote ALP.

Also, with one or two exceptions, the corruption in the Liberal Party seems to have been driven more by a desire for political advantage, rather than sheer greed. Some voters may find that less objectionable.

bug1
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Seems Libs are getting stronger everywhere, any theories ?

Putting it down to national security seems a bit of a stretch.

Lib polies still performing badly, people still publicly protesting them, polls saying something else…

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