It shows, of course, Labor on 56.5 and Abbott losing forty-eight or fifty seats. But it isn’t presented that way.
‘Based on preference flow at September, 2013,’ it says. But that was when Palmer voters, for instance, thought Abbott might keep his word. Morgan shows, each fortnight, that this ‘preference flow’ has gone up, by 1 percent, to Labor.
’6 percent uncommitted and 1 percent refused.’ Three and a half of these seven would go to Labor.
‘Better Prime Minister Abbott 40, 38 percent Shorten, 22 percent uncommitted.’ That would shake down, probably, as Shorten 52, Abbott 48.
’1134 interviews with voters.’ Yeah, that’s voters with landlines, an almost extinct technology. Most of them are over eighty. 1 more percent to Labor.
‘Margin of error 3 percent.’ No doubt, no doubt. 1.5 more percent to Labor.
Plus the 53 percent they’re admitting to.
56.5 percent. Wipeout.
It would be nice if they were honest about it.
But they’re Newspoll, from News Limited, and they work for Murdoch.
Why should they be.