Feb 18, 2014

Essential: Labor (finally) into the lead — and we don’t care about Schapelle

Labor has moved into the lead for the first time in three years in this week's Essential Report. It may be because voters are increasingly worried about losing their jobs.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

For the first time in almost three years, Labor has taken the lead in two-party preferred terms in this week’s Essential Research poll, with the party’s primary vote reaching 40%. The last time Labor led was on February 21, 2011, before the party’s vote collapsed in the wake of then-prime minister Julia Gillard’s announcement that she was embracing a carbon price.


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3 thoughts on “Essential: Labor (finally) into the lead — and we don’t care about Schapelle

  1. Dogs breakfast

    Well golly, I think those political polls are the complete opposite of the numbers that Peter Hartcher is writing about in today’s SMH.

  2. Electric Lardyland

    I’m glad there’s a 17% approval and 66% disapproval rate for Abbot Point. Let’s just hope that Tony Abbott’s approval rating is soon something similar.

  3. CML

    Bernard – your headline states that Labor is leading in the Essential Poll you are commenting on.
    So, where are the numbers? What is the 2PP? There is wall-to-wall coverage of the Nielsen poll out yesterday in the MSM, saying the direct opposite. How can we know what is going on if we don’t have the results from Essential?????

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