Australian Election 2016 – Prime Minister Turnbull Tumbles

Posted on Sun 06/05/2016 by


Bolt New 01By Andrew Bolt ~

Not working out as the Malcolm Turnbull media cheer squad thought:

Turnbull is facing a 10 per cent swing against him in his Sydney seat of Wentworth, according to polling that shows more than half his local electors think less of him since he became Prime Minister.

The ReachTel poll conducted across the blue-ribbon Liberal electorate last week suggests Mr Turnbull’s first preference vote will be slashed from 63 per cent to 53 per cent.

His lead in the two-party preferred stakes will be similarly reduced from the 2013 result of 68-32 to 58-42…

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Reader Peter of Bellevue Hill wonders if the cheer squad will be consistent:

AB, recall that the Turnbull wreckers used a (hopelessly inaccurate) poll prediction of a 10 per cent 2pp swing in the Canning by-election as a justification to move against Abbott? What was good enough for the goose must surely be good enough for the gander – in the gander’s own seat no less. 

Mal Farr:

Turnbull’s personal rating with voters as Prime Minister is declining at a pace matching his popularity collapse as Opposition Leader, an analysis by Newspoll pollster David Briggs shows.

And graphs plotting the two Turnbull manifestations have come together at the same low point with 11 per cent more voters questioning his performance than praising it…

When he was Opposition Leader from September 2008 to December 2009 his net approval recorded by Newspoll rose to 28 per cent by late October 2009…

But it quickly started to fade. By mid-March 2009 Mr Turnbull’s rating crossed from net positive to net negative. Soon after he lost his job to Mr Abbott.

Andrew Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser and runs Australia’s most-read political blog. On week nights he hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News at 7pm and his Macquarie Radio show at 8pm with Steve Price.

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