Archie’s on the money!
A couple of weeks ago I was stunned to see that the widely reported Newspoll showed a 50/50 split in voting intentions. This seemed to be an aberration as Newspoll has not been closer than 4 points for several years. Although, for the first time, we were being told that there is a “Margin of Error” of around 3%. So the result could be up to 47/53 either way. We were left to draw our own conclusions.
Obviously the change from Julia Gillard to Kevin Rudd had had a big effect on the electorate. This hurt me on a personal level as I consider Julia Gillard to have been our best Prime Minister since Whitlam. Still, the effect would have to be confirmed over the next poll or two.
So it was with interest that I saw a new Newspoll on Tuesday. Rudd had had quite a good week…
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