Disposable Malcolm Turnbull? A history of political leaders' coups and 'contracts'

By John Warhurst
Updated April 24 2018 - 9:17pm, first published March 29 2017 - 2:24pm

Is Malcolm Turnbull disposable as Liberal leader and thus Prime Minister? This week's Fairfax Ipsos opinion poll contained terrible news for him. His government was 10 percentage points behind the opposition in two-party-preferred terms (55 per cent to 45 per cent). He came to the position on the grounds of his popularity but, for various reasons, has failed to live up to expectations in this regard. The polls continue to destabilise his position.

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