Australian Politics – Isn’t The Pressure On Prime Minister Turnbull Instead?

Posted on Sun 07/22/2018 by


By Andrew Bolt ~

Here in Australia, there have been so many articles suggesting Labor Party Leader Bill Shorten is finished if he loses any of the five by-elections next Saturday.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

But with polls now running against the Liberals – even in seats like Braddon and Longman which they were tipped to win – shouldn’t the talk be about Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s shaky leadership instead?

Longman, which Labor help by just a couple of hundreds votes last time when One Nation gave it its preferences – something it won’t do this time

Labor is increasingly confident of hanging on to the Queensland marginal seat of Longman, depriving Malcolm Turnbull of a by-election victory that could undermine Bill Shorten’s leadership.

Just days after revelations Liberal National Party candidate Trevor Ruthenberg made incorrect claims about a military medal, ALP strategists say internal polling has Labor’s Susan Lamb now regaining momentum and set to retain her seat.

More, including a possible Liberal disaster in Mayo:

The Coalition will not hold a campaign launch for embattled Longman candidate Trevor Ruthenberg who has been unable to shake off an ongoing fiasco over the military medals he has received.

At the same time, concerns are growing about a bigger swing against the Liberal’s Georgina Downer in Mayo in South Australia

Braddon, which once seeemed an easy Liberal pick-up:

A new poll shows Labor is ahead of the Liberals in the Tasmanian seat of Braddon, just a week out from a by-election … on 52 per cent of the two-party preferred vote.

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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