Recent political wins have done little to boost Turnbull or the wider Coalition’s numbers, with former PM Tony Abbott running a vocal campaign against his own party.
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The government celebrated passing the reformed Gonski legislation two weeks ago, but was quickly sidelined by Abbott’s public criticism of the party and a leaked tape of Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne bragging about his power within the government and their plans to legalise same-sex marriage sooner than anyone expected.
Finance Minister Mathias Cormann told ABC radio that Bill Shorten should be worried about his position as leader of the Opposition given poll numbers show he only made small gains against the government.
“Given the fortnight that we’ve had if I was Bill Shorten I’d actually be quite concerned that he didn’t make any progress,” he said.
What are your thoughts? Will Shorten and Turnbull lead us to the next election? Who do you think makes a better PM?