Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has lost his 29th consecutive poll, with results released today by Newspoll indicating that Labor leads the Coalition 53 percent to 47 percent on a two-party preferred basis. Turnbull, who cited Tony Abbott’s 30 consecutive Newspoll losses as a justification for knifing the former Prime Minister in 2015, brushed off questions today about his own job security, as speculation continues to mount that the Coalition party room is beginning to turn against their leader. Having only just scraped home in the 2016 federal election against Bill Shorten, it is now appearing increasingly less likely that Turnbull will lead the Coalition at the federal election which has been scheduled for next year.
Given that Turnbull drew a line in the sand during 2015 — 30 consecutive Newspoll defeats, as the litmus test for maintaining the Prime Ministership, it will reek of hypocrisy for him to continue as Australian Prime Minister if he is to lose just one more poll. “We have lost 30 Newspolls in a row, it is clear that the people have made up their mind about Mr Abbott’s leadership,” he was quoted as saying in 2015. It is now clear that the people have also made up their mind about Mr Turnbull’s leadership. Goodbye Malcolm.