Despite taking a hammering over his handling over the ute-gate affair, and murmurings amongst senior Liberal Party ranks, the Federal Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull is convinced that the coalition will win the next election.
Mr Turnbull is obviously buoyed by a new Newspoll survey that suggests he has clawed back six percentage points to see his overall approval rating rise to 31 per cent.
Relishing the opportunity to appear before an audience of the nation’s powerbrokers, Mr Turnbull today visited a self-funded retiree forum at a retirement village in Sydney’s south and fielded questions about the economic crisis and income tax.
According to reports, one woman in the audience asked:
“Are we going to live long enough for you to get back into government?”
“The answer is assuredly yes,” Mr Turnbull said.
“You’ve only got to wait until the next election.”
“As I said, we’ll be back in power at the next election with their support,” he said.
“And I wish everybody in that room a long and healthy life as I do to everybody of course, all Australians.”