Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

The rot has stopped. The new Premier of NSW Kristina Keneally might be a long way from steering her party to a win at the next state electio

Richard Farmer

Crikey political commentator

The rot has stopped. The new Premier of NSW Kristina Keneally might be a long way from steering her party to a win at the next state election but she has at least stopped the rot. The Newspoll accumulation of data from its past two months of national polls shows a modest, and probably significant, improvement in the Labor primary vote of four percentage points. Certainly significant is the finding that NSW voters are giving her a handy lead on the question of whether she or the Liberals' Barry O'Farrell would be the best Premier.

The primary vote improvement has come at the expense of the Greens, which suggests that some of the Labor Party faithful are beginning to return. That is a promising start although with the two-party preferred share still put at Coalition 57% (down from 59% at the end of last year) to Labor 43% there is a long way to go.

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  1. Tom McLoughlin

    That 4 Corners was chilling. A certain madness of repressed sexuality and oppression of women? Reminded me of gaol fiction in some kind of Orwellian psycho social double think. Disturbing stuff, not least for being non fiction. That journo was super brave. Took me way out of my experience more than comfortable.

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