Abbott recovers in polls

Andrew Bolt blogs about Tony Abbott’s stunning reversal in the polls:

Wow. Despite everything they?ve tried to throw at Abbott – false claims about ?unilateral invasions?, heckling at media conferences, wall-to-wall ABC and Fairfax attacks, open campaigning for Malcolm Turnbull and constant peddling of false claims of an imminent challenge – the media have not destroyed Tony Abbott.

In fact, they have failed to stop an astonishing recovery, if the latest IPSOS poll can be believed. The Sydney Morning Herald grudgingly admits:

Australian voters have thrown Tony Abbott a lifeline just as his internal opponents were shaping to dump him, with a Fairfax-Ipsos poll confirming a pro-government shift is under way.

In a result set to strengthen the Prime Minister?s hand in the short term, the Abbott government has staged an unlikely recovery and, while still trailing, is now within striking distance of overhauling the ALP lead at 49-51.

Incredible. How far would the Liberals be ahead if Malcolm Turnbull were loyal? ?

The reporter here is Mark Kenny, the man so biased that on the weekend he claimed that one single anti-Abbott businessman represented the entire business sector of Australia.

So imagine how hard Kenny tried to find negatives in a poll that, on the face of it, is a stunning tribute to Tony Abbott?s resilience and an even more stunning rebuke to the media pack trying to destroy him:

Australian voters have thrown Tony Abbott a lifeline just as his internal opponents were shaping to dump him, with a Fairfax-Ipsos poll confirming a pro-government shift is under way.

However, it represents a 4.5 per cent anti-Coalition swing since the 2013 election? Also concerning for Mr Abbott and his supporters is the finding that more voters would still prefer to see former Liberal leader Malcolm Turnbull returned to the top? The Communications Minister enjoys a 20 percentage point lead over Mr Abbott … In a telling result, just 21 per cent of voters believe Mr Abbott enjoys the confidence of his party … Half of all voters (52 per cent) believe Mr Turnbull has the support of his colleagues? the ratings for Abbott remain poor … ?Voters appear to already be factoring in Abbott?s potential departure. They don?t like him, prefer Turnbull and assume Abbott is not long in his job.”? Mr Abbott remains a deeply unpopular prime minister … set a dubious record for being elected with a negative rating … a series of damaging leaks against Mr Abbott, a number of ham-fisted political judgments? Mr Abbott could face another spill attempt at Tuesday?s scheduled party-room meeting…

The public could be onto the media jihad against Abbott and may now be siding against the media loud mouths and bullies, just as they did when the media tried to ram a republic down their throats.

The NZ public were onto the complicit media in our election. John Key, as a result was returned as PM despite the best efforts of the media.

 

– Andrew Bolt

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