Tony Abbott “Proud” of Govt that’s heading towards Election Annihilation!
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s approval rating has surged ahead by 5 points to 34 per cent on account of the fact that he’s not Tony Abbott.
The poll coincides with Tony Abbott declaring that he’s “proud” to be the Prime Minister of an LNP led Government that’s had “two outstanding years in office.”
In the past 24 months, the budget deficit has doubled, unemployment has risen to record highs, business confidence has collapsed and the share market is in free fall.
Labor has now been ahead of the Coalition in two-party preferred terms in more than 150 consecutive published opinion polls. This latest Newspoll is the 29th consecutive survey that has put Labor in front of the Abbott government.
On the crucial election-deciding two party preferred basis, Labor remains the voters’ favourite at 54 per cent to the LNP at 46 per cent.
The poll has also delivered the PM with his lowest personal approval rating since the budget. In fact Abbott’s disapproval rating is now double his approval rating.
Taking an average of recent polls, the -7.09 per cent swing against the Government would see Tony Abbott’s regime lose 32 seats at the next election. Some might consider this a massacre. Tony Abbott believes it is an indication of “good government.”
Come to jesus.
The Libs are facing a 10.1 per cent primary vote swing against them in the forthcoming bye election in Canning.