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Jan 7, 2014

Poll Bludger: Griffith, state polls to test Abbott government mettle

Three state elections and some important byelections are likely to test voters' loyalty to the newly minted Abbott government. Crikey's resident polling analyst previews the electoral year.

William Bowe — Editor of The Poll Bludger

William Bowe

Editor of The Poll Bludger

Tony Abbott

For a year that’s almost certain not to feature a federal poll, notwithstanding ever-present double dissolution speculation, 2014 has as much action in store as any Australian election watcher could reasonably ask for.

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  1. CML

    I wouldn’t write Jay Weatherill off just yet.
    The alternative is too awful to contemplate, when one looks at the Federal and Queensland current governments!!

  2. zut alors

    In Griffith it’s a pity the ALP is offering up yet another solicitor. There’s already a glut of them in federal parliament.

  3. ZA

    @zut alors – Some refer to the ALP as Another Lawyers Party. Disturbingly, the Greens have some of this characteristic too…

  4. AR

    Very unsettling close-up of Torquemada Tony – anyone else recall the concept of sanpaku? Hope spring eternal.
    The prospect of a real shift of federal feeling in the WA Senate rerun is enthralling – TT & his Uglies must be champing at the bit in frustration until afterwards to introduce legislation for their, this far, barely concealed vicious ideological obsessions, SerfChoices,inDirect inAction,deregulation of the digit up/shift it off mentality, etc

  5. MJPC

    AR, “Serfchoices”, I think you have coined the vernacular the LNP can use to to say they didn’t reintroduce work choices (it’s only a matter of time.
    I see the latest plan is 451 visa truck drivers, just wait till we meet them on the road! Revolution now!

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