Peter Lewis

Giving a liberal elite idiot a jolly good hiding

In Australia it looks like Jess Elgood, Fairfax’s polling boss, has managed to unite the polling industry against her.

The sledging is legendary.

LEADING pollsters have lined up to condemn the overreach of Fairfax?s new polling boss, Jess Elgood, when analysing Ipsos?s poll results in Monday?s Fairfax newspapers.

Ms Elgood was quoted in The Sydney Morning Herald saying: ?They have read the writing on the wall for Mr Abbott … It possibly ?indicates that the voters have ?already moved on from Mr ?Abbott.?

The Ipsos poll found a three-percentage-point rise in the ?Coalition?s two-party vote such that it trailed the Labor Party 49 to 51 per cent.

The results did not fit the ?narrative of commentators that the Prime Minister?s poor ?performance was damaging the government?s standing.

Galaxy Research managing ?director David Briggs disputed Ms Elgood?s argument.

?The idea that the surge in ?government support is because voters are already factoring in ?Abbott?s potential departure doesn?t make intuitive sense,? he said.

Liberal Party pollster Mark Textor evoked a Monty Python theme, describing the Ipsos boss?s analysis as ?desperately free from the ravages of quantitative ?evidence?.

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The five myths about Tony Abbott that the election destroyed

Andrew Bolt talks about the 5 myths about Tony Abbott that have been destroyed by the election.

TONY Abbott’s landslide win over Labor hasn’t just destroyed perhaps our most deceitful and chaotic government.

It also exposed five myths that helped to ruin Labor.

Not that you would guess that from the self-denial of its leaders.

Kevin Rudd on Saturday night made out as if he’d actually left Labor in great shape, despite Labor winning the lowest primary vote in a century.

“I am proud that despite all the prophets of doom that we have preserved our federal parliamentary Labor party as a viable fighting force for the future,” he boasted.

The man tipped to be Labor’s next leader, Bill Shorten, even carried on as if Labor’s green madness was an asset, not a poison.

“There should be a price on carbon pollution,” he said after an election Abbott billed as a “referendum on the carbon tax”.

Don’t you just love politicians who declare an election is a referendum about something, then lose and want to continue litigating it.? Read more »