Australian Idol

Democracy is dying, fascism is on the rise, the PM is laughing maniacally as he cruelly excludes War Widows from ceremonies at the Australian War Memorial – just to be a bastard -and guess what? The Newspoll punters have just given the Evil One his biggest single poll boost since 1996. Odd or what?

Equally odd is the apparent lack of respect for Bob and Kerry’s ‘Political Morality Incarnate’ Double Spin Acrobatic act. It’s dropped two whole points in the estimation of voters. If unrestricted SMS voting was part of Newspoll’s methodology, Paulini would probably be rating well ahead of them as Preferred Senate Idol.

It’s all a bit bewildering, isn’t it?

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.
14 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Murph
2022 years ago

Nope.

Tony.T
2022 years ago

Well said Geoff. The Evil One rocks and Georgie Brandis is a gun.

wen
wen
2022 years ago

I’m feeling a little bewildered too – I think it might have something to do with the intense bout of eye-rolling that Miss Doulman’s article induced.

Niall
2022 years ago

What tremendous lead. Coalition 49 – Labor 51. What’s so astounding about that?

Niall
2022 years ago

What tremendous lead? Coalition 49 – Labor 51. What’s so astounding about that?

Norman
Norman
2022 years ago

Anyone have a cure for Naill’s stammering? I’m not so optimistic that I feel any of his other problems can be rectified.

Richard
Richard
2022 years ago

Where is Niall getting his numbers? To quote from the linked article itself…

“The two-party-preferred vote is 54 per cent for the Coalition and 46 per cent for the ALP.”

“As a result, Labor’s 51-49 lead in the two-party preferred figure has been wiped out. The Coalition has recaptured the lead..”.

Geoff Honnor
Geoff Honnor
2022 years ago

“Well said Geoff. The Evil One rocks and Georgie Brandis is a gun.”

I’m not sure that the Evil One ‘rocks’ so much as he sort of sways – in a kind of arrhythmic, blokelike fashion. And Brandis may be a gun Tony, but he needs to aim elsewhere than both his feet.

Observa
Observa
2022 years ago

Can we take it from Jane Doulman’s eventual howl-‘there are more important things in life than a tax cut and a first home buyers grant’ that she is a single university student?

Yobbo
Yobbo
2022 years ago

Well, she’s right.

Like, for, example: Beer, Japanese Girls, Cricket, Steak and the sweet sweet smell of a smouldering Winnie Blue.

However, tax cuts are better than a kick up the arse, which is in turn better than reading aforementioned article.

Anthony
Anthony
2022 years ago

I like it! I submit that the Libs next election slogan should be “Tax Cuts – Better Than a Kick Up the Arse!”

Homer Paxton
Homer Paxton
2022 years ago

what the polling companies don’t tell you is that they do get rogue polls. The ABS which is the best statistics body in the world has had some in thewir labour force series and they interview over 40,000 in that one.

It is London to a brick that this is a rogue poll particularly since when you think about it there has been no ‘Tampa’ incident in the fortnight since the last poll.

Let us see what happens in a fortnight!!

Geoff Honnor
Geoff Honnor
2022 years ago

Homer, I think polls have to always ultimately be seen in ‘trend over time’ context. I also think that the Bush/Hu visits could certainly have worked to make the government look more ‘governmental’ for the purposes of polling. My feel for the Greens outcome is that Bob and Kerry would probably have solidified their position with their rusted on base but turned some of their floating constituency off.

I’m not sure that the punters actually buy Bob’s line about bravely battling for the right to be heard. They read it more as just politics as usual.

Time will tell I guess.

Patrick
2022 years ago

The Bush and Hu visits did more than “look governmental”. They provided heaps of headlines about free trade deals and enourmous export contracts. This actually looks like governments doing good.

Whether it is actually doing good depends on the fine print in the contracts, but it looks good and that’s what affects short term polls.