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With the overnight news that Nicola Roxon--Attorney General, and Chris Evans -- Leader of the Senate, have both decided to quit politics whilst the going is good, what effect will that and other matters affecting critical votes in the House of Reps have on the ability of Labor to hold power?

 

More particularly could it possibly be our stockmarket now senses the outcome to the September federal election will turn out as the current voting numbers on this poll show?

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Flower the aforementioned politicians have only quit the cabinet and the portfolios they held, they haven't "quit politics" or otherwise there would be a bye election, two in fact. So the numbers remain the same until the next election with the two former cabinet members sitting on the back bench.

 

And you think the recent upturn in the market is because it is anticipating a Tony Abbot government, bwa ha ha ha that is very funny. Definitely nothing to do with the better numbers coming out of the US and the slowly improving China numbers.

 

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Flower the aforementioned politicians have only quit the cabinet and the portfolios they held, they haven't "quit politics" or otherwise there would be a bye election, two in fact. So the numbers remain the same until the next election with the two former cabinet members sitting on the back bench.

 

And you think the recent upturn in the market is because it is anticipating a Tony Abbot government, bwa ha ha ha that is very funny. Definitely nothing to do with the better numbers coming out of the US and the slowly improving China numbers.

 

 

Understand point one, the impression given-- as was the case when Bob Brown quit the greens, that the Labor rats are now leaving the sinking ship.

 

Point two---not a fan of Abbot but am a fan of capitalism, and surely the market would rather a Liberal government regardless of leader than a Labor one under the current PM as displayed in this poll. Re the US, the reason given for the money printing is to lower unemployment, right now US unemployment is rising as displayed in Fridays figures, so maybe just a grain of salt is needed about any longer term US recovery, do however agree about China.

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So you should have started your post with the pre-amble given I am a right wing capitalist supporter I reckon that

 

With the overnight news that Nicola Roxon--Attorney General, and Chris Evans -- Leader of the Senate, have both decided to quit politics whilst the going is good, what effect will that and other matters affecting critical votes in the House of Reps have on the ability of Labor to hold power?

 

More particularly could it possibly be our stockmarket now senses the outcome to the September federal election will turn out as the current voting numbers on this poll show?

 

Then everyone would have seen your post for what it was. Actually I think everyone probably did see your post for what it was so sorry it probably doesn't matter. Not withstanding your comment regard US employment, employment is trending down, manufacturing is up, housing is up and the cash rate is going to be kept low for some time. Interesting how you just take facts to suit because Chinese PMI dropped in December, however trend is up. Which do you prefer point data or trend?

 

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So you should have started your post with the pre-amble given I am a right wing capitalist supporter I reckon that

 

The Nielson poll is extremely good news for right wing capitalist supporters!

 

The Nielsen poll, published in Fairfax newspapers, shows Labor's primary vote has dropped 5 points since December to 30 per cent, while the Coalition's has risen 4 points to 47 per cent.

 

After preferences, the Coalition has a thumping election winning lead of 56 per cent to 44 per cent.

 

The figures also reveal a dramatic reversal in who voters would prefer as prime minister. Support for Mr Abbott has jumped nine points to 49 per cent, while Ms Gillard's support has dropped five points to 45 per cent.

 

 

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Who Will Be The Prime Minister Following The 2013 Election?

 

 

One thing seems virtually certain following the overpowering win by the Liberals in WA that it will not be Julia Gillard.

 

Not only was Labour thrashed in WA, but it seems that consequentially the Greens will very likely have no WA Parliamentary presence.

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One of the curious things about Julia Gillard is that people who meet her and talk with her don't recognise the Julia Gillard they have to come to know through the media.

 

Gillard the media person is not Gillard the actual person.

 

"She's so much more impressive when you are in the room with her," is one of the most oft repeated comments of outsiders who come into direct contact with the Prime Minister.

 

So it beggars understanding why, in the past week of campaigning in western Sydney, Gillard spent far more time doing what she is bad at rather than what she is good at.

 

She was everywhere in the media but barely made direct contact with the ordinary people in the shopping centres and streets of the west.

 

Her public engagements were strictly controlled to avoid what her minders feared could be ugly TV news footage of confrontations with a few disgruntled locals.

 

Yet she spent hours doing TV and radio interviews from which the sound and the vision continuously exposed the worst side of her, the cold, monotone automaton voters seem to have stopped listening to.

 

Gillard's schedule of nearly 30 television, radio, media doorstops, press conferences and speeches dominated her week in the west.

from Saturday's AFR

all I can say is: don't stop, keep going .... and hopefully she will disappear, along with Wayne Goose

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