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Aug 22, 2014

Poll Bludger: Sunshine State could deal Abbott govt a body blow

The federal Coalition's standing in Queensland continues to deteriorate. One option could be to scapegoat the distressed Newman government. There's just one problem: Queensland's LNP is more popular (or, at least, less unpopular) than the Abbott government.

William Bowe — Editor of The Poll Bludger

William Bowe

Editor of The Poll Bludger

At a time when the Abbott government may have been taking heart from a modest rise in its stocks since the MH17 disaster, a little-noticed poll this week delivered what may have been its most sobering result to date.

Galaxy Research has been conducting federal and state polling for The Courier-Mail on a fairly consistent basis since the early Rudd years, a period spanning the entirety of Labor’s recent electoral dark age. Such a poll was published last weekend, and it showed federal Labor leading the Coalition for the first time since November 2009. Nor was this a rogue result — Labor’s 51-49 lead aligned with the existing reading of the BludgerTrack poll aggregate, which encompasses recent state-level data from three different pollsters.

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  1. klewso

    I reckon there’s an awful lot of pressure on Palaszczuk and Qld Labor – going to the polls before Abbott.
    If they’re elected and don’t deliver – much of that the pressure will be off Abbott, because the change, by proxy, will seem to prove to be not worth it – which could prove good for the fringe-dweller parties federally.
    [If they win and look good – that will set the course for further blood letting come the “2016 r’Abbott season”.
    If they’re just pipped and Manuel takes to the hubris again – that’s good for Labor – to make sure the job’s done come “r’Abbott season”.]
    But if they lose and Manuel gets some humble – that could rub off on Abbott?
    But first I think they have to bite the bullet – for Palaszczuk to accept the inevitable – she could make a good Deputy/Treasurer – that voters can do whatever they like in the privacy of their own booth and express their misogyny – because I reckon that still runs thick – especially after Bligh “proved” it to enough voters to make that difference.

  2. Neutral

    Ah yes Capricornia. My exile from Sydney. The pub talk up here doesn’t favour the Duopoly. A politic so bankrupt and inept of integrity, vision and leadership that democracy delivers us PUP’s and KAT’s in protest. Might get that statue of Joh after all…

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