Australian Politics – Newspoll Snuffs Out Last Liberal Party Hopes

Posted on Mon 02/25/2019 by


By Andrew Bolt ~

Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison.

The lack of bounce should shock the Liberal Party Government led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison:

The Labor Party has weathered a political storm over border protection and maintained a six-point lead over the Coalition following a bruising parliamentary fortnight.

An exclusive Newspoll conducted for The Australian shows the two party preferred vote remaining unchanged with Labor leading the Coalition 53/47.

Initial thoughts.

1. As I’ve warned, the boat scare isn’t as potent now that the boats have been long stopped. The longer none arrive, the more the scare about Labor’s (reckless) weakening of our borders will seem a beat up.

2. The Liberals actually spent a lot of last week fighting claims of snouts in trough, with Finance Minister Mathias Cormann and Ambassador Joe Hockey caught up the Helloworld controversy. Mud sticks. Add the Tim Wilson beat-up and Julie Bishop turning on her heel after quitting and any bounce boat would have been well and truly sunk.

3. The Liberals’ best chance to minimise the scale of the defeat has probably now gone. I suggested an immediate calling of an election. Instead, the Government limped on and got the horror week described above. It will be slow death now until the election.

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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