A total of 8,182 voters were polled.
One poll, Essential 29/09 was deleted.
Two polls, Newspoll 1210, Essential 13/10 were added
(Galaxy/Newspoll is too long so from now on they are “Gnewspoll” as in “Gnomes”)
%ages changed to Raw Numbers
Simple maths convert the published % to raw numbers using the electors polled. Liberal and National Party numbers are combined.
Note:- GNewspoll lumps PUP voters with “Others”. I split them out at as near to 20-80 as I can with whole numbers. That seems to be how the numbers for other polls fall.
Translating this into electoral numbers,
assuming 15 million electors
we have a National Two Party Preferred of
L-NP 7,928,550 Votes
ALP 7,071,450 Votes
Which leads to – – –
THE DIFFERENCE CHART
A difference of
Once upon a time it was expected that the L-NP primary would be around 45% while the ALP could only win with a Primary beginning with a “4”.
That was back when the Greens were just beginning!
The minor parties and the “others” will have a major impact come election day. Here is how they are going.
Whenever I see a poll it is my habit to add the ALP and Green votes together.
POINTS FOR DISCUSSION
The Morgan Poll from a week ago still has a big effect on this week’s numbers.
Now that the initial rush to the right is over perhaps it is time to look at things a little more reflectively. If we disregard Morgan then the average swing was 3%-4% and is now swinging back.
Somehow Morgan found a 10% swing. If that is replicated next week then something odd is going on. Perhaps we need to ask about personal connections between the new PM and Morgan’s head office.
If we delete Morgan from this week’s numbers we have a 2pp of L-NP 51.028% ALP 48.972% (51-49) which is a remarkably small lead for the Coalition after such an allegedly brilliant change of leadership.
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