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Still only the weekly Essential Research results to go on so far this year, and this week’s figures have made very little difference to this week’s reading of BludgerTrack, except that Labor gains an extra seat in Queensland. Also of note is that One Nation’s upward trend shows no signs of abating, with the party now level with the Greens. Nothing new this week on leadership ratings. The looming resumption of parliament suggests Newspoll’s end-of-year sabattical will come to an end either Sunday or Monday night.

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don
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player one @ #390 #390 Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 6:59 pm

don @ #385 Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 6:41 pm

There are 13 sites on the US coast at risk of rising sea levels:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/energy/2015/12/151215-as-sea-levels-rise-are-coastal-nuclear-plants-ready/

Kind of ironic that if we had more nuclear reactors, we would not need to be so worried about sea level rise.
Also, interesting point in that article …

Nuclear could be part of the solution, because it can deliver large, steady amounts of carbon-free electricity. That’s why China, the world’s largest carbon emitter, aims to expand its nuclear capacity by spending $78 billion to add six to eight nuclear reactors each year for five years.

The Chinese seem to get it, so there is some hope, at least.

The nuclear option is more likely to be to mask weapons production.

They are spending a much greater amount on renewables per year.

China intends to spend more than $360 billion through 2020 on renewable power sources like solar and wind, the government’s energy agency said on Thursday.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/05/world/asia/china-renewable-energy-investment.html

Brian_Boru
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William 8:20 A bit hard on the Greens. Anti vaxxing, in my opinion, is more a right wing phenomenon, which doesnt, of course, disqualify all Greens.

matt31
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New thread link directs to a previous Newspoll.

Steve777
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Newspoll
54-46 2pp to Labor

Great news. Would love to see it in areal election. The Dark Side, the agents of Big Money, the spivs, the shonks, the bigots, thoroughly trounced.

Hadn’t happened in a real election since 1946. Closest since then 1983 (53.2%). What I’d really like is the 1943 result – wipe the (ex-nuptuals) out:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elections_in_Australia

Darn
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For those not happy with Shorten’s netsat numbers just remember that Abbott was elected PM in a landslide in 2013 with figures similar to that.

Desert Qlder
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My mother-in-law has been critical of Shorten with the ‘faceless man, backstabber’ routine. I have taken her opinion seriously as she is a staunch Labor voter, teacher and self made woman.

However, on her last visit she said during one of Shorten’s PCs, “he is very calm!” The exclamation point was valid in this case.

This demonstrated to me that even Labor people who were not Shorten supporters have noted his qualities regarding stability.

I refuse to be concerned by PPM.

Boerwar
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Re-set Alert!

Question
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What is the count since the L-NP were in front?

Boerwar
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C
I am constantly surprised that intelligent people get Shorten fundamentally wrong.
They have just swallowed the MSM Kool Aid.
Shorten is flawed, no doubt about it.
But his achievements as minister and as LOTO are significant.

Libertarian Unionist
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Bemused: Yes, lots of thorium about, about as much as lead, and fairly widely spread about the place.

Just the small matter of handling molten fluoride salts to overcome.

C@tmomma
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Greg McAuliffe,
‘Tis true. Bill could wear his underpants on the outside and leap tall buildings in a single bound and The Daily Telegraph would still Photoshop a ‘H’ for Hack where the ‘S’ should be! 😀

Gary
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The consolation for Shorten is that the voters view Turnbull (or is that Trumbull) as being equally as bad and are prepared to rid themselves of this useless government.

Gorkay King
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Media will try to emphasize preferred PM ratings but trend is clear.

Player One
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james j @ #495 Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 9:54 pm

Newspoll
54-46 2pp to Labor
Primaries: Coalition 35, Labor 36, Greens 10

That’ll do nicely!

Boerwar
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I make that around 19% on the primaries for PHON, Xteam and assorteds. I suspect that that means we can assume that we are looking at primary vote of 10-15% plus for PHON.

C@tmomma
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BW,
There’s an element of Liberal typecasting in there. He’s the guy who came up with the NDIS, FOFA, and got Labor to agree to a binding SSM vote!

sonar
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C@Tmomma……….Because the Libs in conjunction with their media mates want to do a job on him.They have tried since he took over. You know what I mean…faceless man,blah,blah union hack,blah blah,the thing is it hasn’t affected the polls and won’t. Turbull had a chance to change the rhetoric and direction of the Libs but has failed.He will get rolled and soon I think.

Darn
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54-46 to Labor.

That should give the next Bludgertrack update a good kick along.

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