Headlines about Labor’s electoral prospects in recent days have been grim – including here at Business Spectator. However a number of sources, and some media commentators, are suggesting this is overdone. There are even a few brave optimists who think Labor can still win.
Let’s start with the polling. Monday’s disastrous Newspoll, showing Labor on a 34 per cent primary vote, was contradicted yesterday by the Essential Poll showing a 40 per cent primary vote.