Australian Politics – Prime Minister Turnbull Loses 28th Poll

Posted on Mon 03/05/2018 by


By Andrew Bolt ~

It’s surprising that the Barnaby Joyce scandal has not put the Coalition further behind. That said, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull pays the price in today’s Newspoll, the 28th in which his Government trails.

The Coalition remains at 47 per cent to Labor’s 53 per cent, but Turnbull’s lead over Bill Shorten as preferred prime minister has shrunk to just 2 per cent.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

It is as if the voters are frozen into their choices – or too bored any more to focus on the latest.

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation is on just 7 per cent. Last year it reached 11 per cent in some Newspolls.


Simon Benson:

(T)here is little doubt now that [Turnbull] will best Tony Abbott’s record of 30 losing Newspolls within several weeks, he also faces the prospect of reaching that milestone with Bill Shorten as preferred prime minister…

Some may argue that the 30th Newspoll that he set as the benchmark metric for failed leadership is now irrelevant as he has already outstripped Tony Abbott’s longevity for presiding over an unpopular government.

It has been 611 days since Turnbull returned a positive two-party-preferred vote for the Coalition.

Abbott on the other hand spent 530 days in negative territory ­before he was rolled.

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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