Sunday, July 18, 2010

Election 2010: Day 2 - late (or let’s have a bit of understatement)

As I sat through the travesty that was the Hawke telemovie, news came through that tomorrow’s Newspoll in The Oz has the ALP up 55 to 45. Yes 55 percent to 45 percent. Or as Antony Green puts it in his election calculator, ALP 99 seats; LNP 48.

So how does The Oz treat this news?

Julia Gillard and Labor make solid start

  • Dennis Shanahan, Political editor
  • From: The Australian
  • July 18, 2010 10:04PM

Yes: a “solid start”.

The Newspoll also has Julia ahead by 30% as Preferred PM.

A solid start.

If that’s solid, God help the Libs if she really stops buggering about and gets her act together.

That said I think the poll is probably a bit overcooked for the ALP. The last Newspoll was 52-48, so I’d have expected a 52-53 result this time. But who knows, maybe this is the real deal. Maybe the election has actually forced people to seriously think about Abbott as PM. And they’ve decided they really don’t like it.

Either way I think someone should send the Nine News marketing people this poll and point out that THIS is what a polling bombshell really looks like.


Hillbilly Skeleton said...

Solid Gold start!

Dave said...

It must have killed him to write that. He was probably turning the results upside down and inside out to find someway to claim that it vindicated the Liberals before finally giving up and just reporting what they said.