Probably time for another one of these. Discuss anything here to do with teh campaign. If anyone’s still interested in it, that is.
Newspoll comes in at 54-46 – looks like a bit of Labor primary bleeding off to the Greens, or perhaps they’re finally measuring the Greens vote more accurately as we get closer to the finishing line. Don’t forget their assumptions about preference distribution are probably wrong – there’s not some law of nature that says they always break the same way and 2004 was a bad year for Labor so you’d expect more to go this way than using the figures from last time would indicate.
Shorter Newspoll: in the same territory we’ve been in all year. More interesting is a McNair poll showing Hockey and Labor’s candidate more or less tied in North Sydney. And I wonder if John Howard really should have said re-electing the Coalition would be the only way to ensure IR reform sticks. Hasn’t anyone told him that’s why he’s on the nose? Lots of Liberal brawling and the Howard and $weetie double act on tabloid tv to discuss as well – if anyone’s still paying attention to this tawdry show.
Actual policy stuff? Not much of that in the news today, peeps.
Our open thread for generally amusing/fascinating stuff remains our weekly Saturday Salon.