May 9, 2017

Poll Bludger: why tonight will look suspiciously like an election budget

The next federal election is two years away, but Malcolm Turnbull has a pretty good incentive to turn around his dismal Newspoll figures right now with a kinder, gentler budget.

William Bowe — Editor of The Poll Bludger

William Bowe

Editor of The Poll Bludger

Budget Scomo 2017

Given the next election is more than two years away, the Turnbull government seems remarkably determined to ensure that tonight’s budget yields the greatest possible boost to its immediate electoral fortunes.

Under normal circumstances, this would be the optimal time to pile on whatever nasties the government has planned for its second term in office, leaving the bribes and goodies to be dispensed as close as possible to election day.

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2 thoughts on “Poll Bludger: why tonight will look suspiciously like an election budget

  1. CML

    Give it up, William…most people I know can’t wait to be rid of this putrid government. They either don’t believe anything they say, or have given up listening to Turnbull completely.
    Labor doesn’t only have Shorten…it has a first class front bench/team, a vision for the future, and the policies to get us there.
    No contest…the polls won’t change over the next two years, but hopefully the government will collapse completely before then so we can have an early election!!

  2. AR

    With due respect to CML’s advocacy of her great-great-great- etc nephew gumBoil Shlernt, both he & Talcum are in the unique position of being each others best asset

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