State of the Polls.
Posted by Possum Comitatus on November 2, 2007
Dead would be the closest description.
We’ve had the big combined Newspoll at 56/44 to the ALP with primaries running 49/40 to the ALP
ACN is out with 55/45, and primaries at 48/41 to the ALP
Morgan is out with 57.5/42.5 and primaries running at 49/38 to the ALP.
This has been the state of the polls since February.
The ALP primary is rock solid at 48, the Coalition is creeping up a couple of points, but at the expense of the minors/independents, which are declining.
Smells like more business as usual.
Over at the Advertiser , there’s one of their cute polls for the SA Liberal marginal of Wakefield having it 58/42 to the ALP.
Halfway through the campaign and the result is, well, just the same has it has been since February.
Meanwhile on Skynooz, their current SMS poll is running at 53% of people thinking the ALP wont win the election. I guess they’re special people over there. I guess you’d have to be to put up with some of the stark raving mad nonsense that get’s on Agenda.
In other News, Briggs from Galaxy chucks a tanty over Newspoll, saying that ” Newspoll has essentially lost the plot” and it’s all their fault the Coalition had a bad week. He’ll probably be on Agenda shortly.
On the subject of foot stomping – over at the ABC site Unleashed, David Barnett turns into a sad old Mr Grumpy Pants with a bitter streak. You might know David from such works as John Winston Howard – A Hagiography, or from his regular fawning columns in the Canberra Times.
His (thankfully short) article is titled “Rudd vote will weaken West“, and is quite a hoot if you enjoy seeing silly old twits turn into a parody of their own rhetoric.
He states, “There’s a lot more turning on the elections later this month than the future of Australia. It is also a plebiscite on George Bush’s fight against the terrorism that has plagued the civilized world for 60 years. A vote for Kevin Rudd is a vote against Bush’s very significant ally, John Howard, and accordingly, a vote that will further weaken the resolution of the Western world.“
Yep, that’s right folks, silly us for thinking that this is an Australian election when its actually a plebiscite on G.W Bush. If he starts spreading that message around, the Liberal Party is likely to lock him in a cupboard for the next 3 weeks. They cant afford their vote to get any lower.
Anyway, the bitter old goose continues:
“We have suddenly lost two soldiers in Afghanistan, one to a roadside bomb and the second in an ambush.
Perhaps it is merely coincidence that this has occurred during the first couple of weeks of an election campaign. However if we lose more men over this month, we shall be entitled to wonder whether Al Qaeda is endeavouring to influence the Australian elections.”
Those swarthy bearded types are probably sitting in their Afghan caves perusing my graphs as we speak.
You can see where this horseshit is going – A vote for Rudd is a vote for Terrrristss, terrrism and all things terrrfying.
And then he pops the question like one pops a fart in polite company – as innocently as possible:
“Does Kevin Rudd, who has undertaken to end the combat role of Australian soldiers in Iraq, also enjoy the support of Muslim terrorists? “
I loved the way this putrid dog-whistle is framed as a question.
Disgraceful old dingbats like David Barnett are a blight on the media landscape.
I don’t quite know what the ABC “Unleashed” with this idiots drivel, but I feel the need to wipe it off my shoe.
And this wasn’t me!
No… honestly, it wasnt you disbelieving souls.
I’m much cuter!
George has sent in the ACN series with margins:
Some have asked for a 1996 comparison.