If ever there was a staple in the topical diet of politics tragics it would have to be the ever present reporting of. To may mind they are rather like the of our political diet, bland and ubiquitous but still rather filing and nourishing. So of course we all pour over each iteration of this stalwart of our . If the poll shows “our” team performing well then we tend to think that it must be right on the money and if it shows our team in the poo we tend to find reasons to dismiss its results, for instance my friends from the left love to claim that because phone polling is only done to numbers then it is naturally biased towards the older demographic who are not totally devoted to like the younger brethren, this of course (according to their argument) means that such polling “naturally” has a “conservative” bias. When things get truly desperate for your team you can always fall back on the tried and true “the only poll that matters is the one on election day” side step of the issue but I doubt that anyone really every buys that line.
Apart from a very brief Indian summer late last year Gillard and her administration have been consistently in disfavour with the voting public and the only raisin in the porridge has been a very slim hope that the personal unpopularity of Tony Abbott may just save them, especially when it comes to his perceived problems over the so called “women’s issues” things like abortion and women in the workforce were the one thing that have been sugaring the Labor tragic’s oats and sadly now they are discovering that the sweetness they though was nourishing sugar was in fact saccharine.
As Julie Andrews reminds us a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down however when the medicine is this bitter there is no spoon on the planet big enough to sweeten the brew that Labor and its true believers will be supping on up to and beyond the election on September 14.
- Voters in the mood to punish early call (dailytelegraph.com.au)
- How Julia Gillard is going to be a sure-fire winner* (iainhall.wordpress.com)
- Women support Abbott amid concerns: poll (news.com.au)
- Tony’s women: female voters choose Abbott (dailytelegraph.com.au)
- Rudd ‘will be PM again’ (smh.com.au)
- Marginal poll delivers bad news for Labor (abc.net.au)
- Senate passes bill targeting ‘push polling’ (ksl.com)
- Gillard can’t escape her ghosts – Rudd is too visible | The Australian (rajcairnsreport.wordpress.com)