The latest Morgan poll seems to have slipped in below the radar. If the numbers were in any way bad for the ALP the news would be shouted from the rooftops, but no – it was bad for the coalition and so the news was kept quiet.
On a two-party preferred basis, support for the ALP is 61% (up 4%), while support for the L-NP is 39% (down 4%). If a Federal Election were held today the ALP would easily retain Government.
Among the minor parties, support for the Greens is 8% (up 2%), support for Family First 1.5% (unchanged) and Independents/Others 4% (down 1%).
The Roy Morgan Government Confidence Rating has risen to 125 (up 4pts) with 53.5% (up 3pts) of Australians confident that Australia is “heading in the right direction”, compared to 28.5% (down 1pt) that say Australia is “heading in the wrong direction.”
These numbers are not good to Malcolm Tumbleturn, who just keeps saying that the government is wrong.
But remember – the high you fly the further you can fall.