Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Gillard now history!
The latest Newspoll has the Labor party on 28% nationally , a drop of 3% after billion dollar bribes have been paid to Aussie voters with no effect on the numbers and the faceless men of the party will be forced to act soon.
Instead of the lift Labor had been hoping for, its support fell below 30 per cent for the first time in three months.
At the same time, voter satisfaction with Tony Abbott is at its worst level on record - 30 per cent - despite the Coalition maintaining a commanding lead of 56 per cent to 44 per cent in two-party-preferred terms.
The Opposition Leader, however, has extended his lead over Julia Gillard as preferred prime minister to four points - 40 per cent to 36 per cent - a one-percentage-point gain on the poll taken a fortnight ago. The Newspoll, conducted exclusively for The Australian last weekend, followed a week of Labor attacks on the Greens over fears the minor party's deal to support the minority Gillard government could damage Labor's long-term prospects by alienating socially conservative Labor voters in suburban and regional electorates.