Monday, March 14, 2011

Neilson Poll: Turnbull preferred to Abbott

Listen up Neilson, in future try targeting the question to existing coalition voters ...

I cannot help but shake my head upon reading the latest Nielsen Poll results  particularly those related to the question, who is their preferred Liberal leader, Turnbull or Abbott.

While ABC news sites  are happy to report that Tony Abbott trails the man he deposed, Malcolm Turnbull let us be clear about something. Imagine if you will you or I interview one thousand (1,000) Australians and ask them same question, who is your preferred Liberal leader? What do you think would be the answer? Moving away from Nielson and to Newspoll, the latest Newspoll Poll result  (4-6 March 2011) shows support for the Labor party at 30% and the Greens at 15%, mathematically the result would indicate around 45% of respondents answering, you guessed it, Malcolm Turnbull.

He’s the bottom line, if you, unlike the Nielson Pollsters, target your question to existing Liberal party supporters the result would be unequivocal; Tony Abbott is the preferred liberal leader. Hence, of course Labor, Greens and others would not choose Abbott.

Accordingly, Tony Abbott is perfectly justified when he says that he is just trying to get on with his job in the face of the Neilson Poll.

Listen up Neilson, in future try targeting the question to existing coalition voters and surprise surprise, the result will be entirely different.