South Australian Liberals who thought they just might benefit from the Premier getting into a spot of bother while on a fund raising night out were sadly disillusioned this morning. Rather than the assault on Mike Rann and stories about an association with the assailant’s wife hurting his political standing, Labor has gone further ahead.
The Advertiser poll published this morning gives the governing party a primary vote of 39% — up one percentage point on the September figure and four points higher than a year ago. As to his personal following, the recent publicity seems to have done no harm at all.
Our Crikey election indicator has Labor well and truly favoured to be returned at the election due in March.
Federally the probability of a Labor win keeps improving with the Crikey Indicator now assessing it as a 78% chance.