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Friday, May 18, 2012

Gillard and Labor doomed says Labor insider.

"Gillard and Labor are doomed "says Graham Richardson former numbers man and senior Labor figure saying that MPs are getting doors slammed in their faces often with "naked hostility". Even following a budget bounce after a cash-splash budget Labor is still ten points behind in the two-party preferred polling. It would be interesting to know what the polls would be if the Libs had a popular leader such as Malcolm Turnbull . Turnbull however is unacceptable to the Coalition because of his warmist views .

ONE good Newspoll a recovery doth not make. While this week's Newspoll survey showed a healthy recovery in the two-party-preferred vote (55 per cent to 45 per cent for the Coalition over Labor represented an eight-point turnaround in two weeks), a three-point lift to 30 per cent in the ALP's primary vote can hardly be celebrated.
In the 1990 election, there was much consternation in Labor circles when the primary vote dipped to 39 per cent. The Democrat and Green preferences heavily favoured Labor, so a victory was narrowly achieved. But Labor is still nine points adrift of that figure and seemingly stuck at historical lows.
There are two reasons I'm pessimistic about the chances of a substantial recovery in Labor's primary vote. First, the message Labor MPs get when they have the courage (and that is sadly what is needed in this climate) to doorknock is much the same as the message I get on the streets.
I have spoken to two Labor MPs who have been doorknocking in the past week. While one was in the inner city and the other regional, the results were the same. Naked hostility is what the MPs faced, door after door slamming in their faces amid the muttering of foul obscenities.

2 comments:

  1. I was once a staunch Labor supporter and voter but now if any of those clowns come knocking on my door, they'll get naked hostility from me too. Like every other sane Aussie, I just want JuLIAR Dullard and Co *gone*.

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  2. Polls reflect the thinking and will of the Australian people. Gillard constantly smugly proclaims, "Oi am not driven by polls and Oi am gunna do what's right for the Ostrayan peeple whether they like it or not." Which means that Gillard has no interest in the people of this country. The witch thinks this is an autocracy and she's the absolute ruler.

    Give us an election to wake Gillard up to reality and throw all of the Labor lemmings into the political wilderness where they belong.

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