Ratfucked: Barnaby Joyce Has Absolutely Gone In On Malcolm Turnbull

Ratfucked: Barnaby Joyce Has Absolutely Gone In On Malcolm Turnbull

Ratfucked: Barnaby Joyce Has Absolutely Gone In On Malcolm Turnbull

Former Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has called on Malcolm Turnbull to resign if he can't turn his fortunes around after the PM lost his 30th consecutive Newspoll on Sunday.

Liberal backbencher Linda Reynolds told Sky News on Tuesday she saw no circumstances in which Abbott could return to the leadership, and she said Turnbull would lead the party to the next election.

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said the prime minister had the support of the party room.

"After the flipping and flopping by Bill Shorten over the Carmichael Mine project, the Central Queensland public are beginning to see the Opposition Leader can not be trusted to keep his word and starting to see the real "Backflip" Bill will cut mining jobs in CQ to save his hide in the trendy inner-city suburbs".

But as the results of The Australian's latest Newspoll revealed a 52-48 win for Labor in a two-party preferred vote, Mr Turnbull admitted that he "regrets" what he said back in 2015. "People want us to succeed".

"It's not unusual for incumbent governments in between elections being behind in the polls", Senator Cormann told the ABC's AM.

Mr Shorten, who received negative poll results in the area of "attributes looked for in a leader", also questioned the relevance of polls.

"I can assure you I will be leading the Liberal-National coalition to the next election which will be held in the first half of next year", Mr Turnbull told reporters in Brisbane.

"I do think it's really critical to the next election, sometime in the next 12 months or so, that we be unified, that we remain unified", Mr Taylor said, who is participating in the annual Pollie Pedal charity bike ride this week alongside Mr Abbott.

"It's not about me".

Abbott also took the opportunity to sharpen his criticism of the government's refusal to build a coal-fired power station.

She said Turnbull would lead the government to the next federal election, so future leadership questions were at this point "hypothetical".

While most politicians on both sides of the political spectrum tried to dismiss the importance of polls, former prime minister Kevin Rudd went in the opposite direction, referring to his own ousting in 2010 in a tweet.

"I regret making those remarks at the time, making remarks about 30 Newspolls at the time", he said today. Based on that, coup leaders acted, saying we'd lose election.

The poll was conducted by The Australian from last Thursday to this Monday, and charted the intentions of 1597 voters.

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