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Currently on sabbatical from @TheNewDailyAu | Mostly lurking | Author of #OnMerit | Dabbles in data governance | Servant of 3 cats
Mar 31, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
There's a glaring flaw in the Credlin narrative that Abbott won 25 seats and Turnbull lost 14.

Abbott pissed away his election lead with the 2014 budget, shrill flag-infested press conferences and silly knighthoods. When he was ousted, Abbott had let the Coalition's primary vote drop from 45.6% to 39%, and Labor's primary to increase from 33.4% to 39%

At the 2016 federal election, Turnbull had reversed Abbott's drop, taking the Libs to 42% primary vote, while Labor got 34.7%