Q&A reaction: Mathias Cormann concedes Coalition was ‘in a more competitive position’ when Malcolm Turnbull knifed

Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann

Corman now agrees with Turnbull again but still blames him for the coup?( ODT}

Senator Cormann blamed Mr Turnbull for calling a “surprise” leadership ballot on Tuesday August 21, essentially sealing his own fate by revealing a high degree of support (35 votes) for Mr Dutton.

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann – whose shift in support was crucial in the coup against former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull – has conceded the Coalition had improved its electoral position just before his colleagues knifed their leader.

Senator Cormann said he had not seen internal party polling showing the Coalition ahead 52 to 48 in key marginal seats – polling Mr Turnbull revealed in his appearance on the ABC’s Q&A program on Thursday night.

via Q&A reaction: Mathias Cormann concedes Coalition was ‘in a more competitive position’ when Malcolm Turnbull knifed