Tasmanian Times


Bartlett Labor on the nose

PREMIER David Bartlett has taken another battering in the latest Enterprise Marketing and Research Services survey.

The poll, released this afternoon, puts support for Mr Bartlett as Premier at just 28 per cent, down two points on the last survey in August.

In contrast, support for Liberal leader Will Hodgman continues to rise, with 40 per cent naming him as preferred Premier.

Support for Mr Bartlett is lowest in Franklin (24 per cent) and a disastrously low 25 per cent in his own electorate of Denison.

Overall support for Labor remained steady at 28 per cent while the Greens have also remained at 17 per cent.

But the Liberals continued their surge in popularity and are up four points to 37 per cent.

The Government is consistently out of favour across the five electorates but is lowest in Denison (27 per cent) where it is equal with the Greens.

The results follow an abysmal couple of months for the Government including widespread public outrage at water and sewerage bills and increased land tax charges.

The survey of 1000 residents was conducted last week, shortly before the latest allegations that Mr Bartlett misled parliament over the aborted appointment of Richard McCreadie as Police Commissioner.

Read for yourself off the EMRS website: HERE


What Will says: HERE
What Nick says HERE

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  1. BogusFiasco

    November 12, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Hang on there Pilko, what channel is your crystal ball tuned into?

    We are four months out and already we have Labor reduced to no seats at all (that’s what annihilate means), and Barty is about to bugger off to more lucrative things.

    What could be more lucrative than the Premier toadying to Federal and Gunns? Just ask Robbin Gray.

    And just how long will this period in opposition have to be to break the “record”?

    And just who are these “rats” deserting the sinking Labor ship? Why don’t you name one?
    Like Paul Lennon.

    You fess up where your dodgy info comes from or I will send to your place of employment a Dr Kevin impersonator.
    He will lecture you for days on end in the finest detail about psephological etiquette and what wine to go with it.
    It will be just like ‘A Clockwork Orange’.

  2. Justa Bloke

    November 11, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Q: Are we all stupid enough to think the Libs will give us cheaper water?

    A: No, not all, but enough of us.

  3. Russell

    November 11, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Out the Backdoor you go Barty.

    Re #4
    Probably not, but I’m sure Hodgman will understand the ramifications if they continue down Labor’s path.

    The Greens and Independents have also been increasing their support base at the same time, so people are looking elsewhere who wouldn’t have before.

  4. Concerned Resident

    November 11, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Don’t the people who vote Liberal realise that the Liberals have agreed with Labor on all of the controversial bills that have been passed…without their support, chances are the controversial bungles may have been stopped. Why can’t the folk out there see passed the two major parties of whom there is not a hairs difference.

  5. David Mohr

    November 11, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    The Greens must run a second high profile candidate in Denison!

  6. pilko

    November 11, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Premier Bartlett doesnt care about the future of his party. He has his eye on a more lucrative career in Canberra or the private sector.

    Whilst the Greens are constantly accused of the party most unable to make compromises on policy, the labor government has now probably surpassed them.

    Mr Bartlett has proved himself to be nothing more than a different head on the some rotting corpse and his party are headed for annihilation in 2010.

    They will then be faced with what could well be a record period in opposition as the rats desert the sinking labor ship.

  7. Duncan Grant

    November 11, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Take another 4% discount for the McCreadie and Elizabeth College fiascos. Time for a recycle. Anyone for Lara?

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