Friday, 13 November 2009

Labor improvement the Crikey readers’ tip


The early entrants in our Crikey “Pick the Newspoll” figures contest expect Labor to regain its substantial lead. In two-party preferred terms the consensus view is that Newspoll will next show Labor up from the 52% figure of last week to 56%. It is not too late to enter our little contest. Take a punt: enter your best guesses of the primary vote that the next Newspoll will show for the major parties and others along with your estimate of the two-party preferred position and the approval ratings for the Prime Minister and the Opposition leader.
We will reward the winner with a set of magnificent news season’s First Dog on the Moon tea towels with the winner being the person closest to correct across all categories. In the event of a tie, the first correct entry gets the goodies.
The scoring system is simple. If the Newspoll number is, say, 52 and you predict 52 you score 0; if 53 you get -1, for a 54 -2 etc. When we add up the scores for all the answers the person closest to zero wins.
You will find the entry form here. Good tipping.
THE RESULTS SO FAR
Primary votes :
  • Labor 46
  • Liberal 33
  • National 4
  • Green 10|
  • Other 7
Two party preferred :
  • Labor 56
  • Coalition 44
Approval Ratings :
  • Rudd as Prime Minister 62
  • Turnbull as Opposition Leader 32
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