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Chairman Dan flunks corona class. Again

6 October 2020

1:30 PM

6 October 2020

1:30 PM

You’ll recall our little reality check from a fortnight ago after Newspoll found 62 per cent of Victorian voters believe that Daniel Andrews has handled the coronavirus crisis well. We went off and looked at the Essential Poll.

As we explained back then: “There’s a golden rule of understanding polling. You never take one poll on its own. You look at polling over a period of time, then start to draw conclusions. The trend is your friend.”

It’s another Tuesday, so another Essential is out — and the picture is pretty clear. Look at the trend. Victoria has flunked corona class. Again.

Essential Research

But that’s not all. The Essential Report shows Danandrewstan is the only state that has scored failing grades and the only state that is doing so regularly — indeed, more often than not over the past 12 weeks.

Deliciously, it’s produced by Essential Media, a left-leaning lobbying and strategy firm based in Melbourne.

It’s surprising that the #IStandWithDan brigade haven’t burnt their building to the ground.

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