Essential Research has seized the day in its latest fortnightly survey with new personal ratings for Scott Morrison, in addition to its normal montly reading (together with Anthony Albanese’s and the preferred prime minister rating) which came in the last poll. The results are broadly similar to Newspoll’s in finding Morrison down five on approval to 57% and up six on disapproval to 35%.
However, the real kicker is the accompanying gender breakdowns, which have Morrison steady at 65% approval and up two on disapproval to 30% among men, but down ten on approval to 49% and up ten on disapproval to 40% among women. This 16% gender gap on prime ministerial approval is twice as big as the Newspoll record from 1996 to the present, which came when Tony Abbott scored 42% among men and 34% among women in January-March 2014 (the biggest the other way was when Julia Gillard scored 38% among women and 31% among men in April-June 2011).
Further questions from the survey continue on this theme: presented with five propositions as to why there are fewer women than men in parliament, the most popular was that “political parties do not do enough to ensure gender equality in their organisations”, with which 63% agreed. Forty-eight per cent indicated support for gender quotas, with 36% opposed. Variations by party support were in the directions you would expect, but were not of great magnitude.
On other fronts, the poll finds respondents taking a mostly positive view of the causalisation of the workforce: while they were most likely to believe it was good for employers, at 65% versus 11% for bad, 46% felt it had been good for the economy, 42% for indivdual workers and 41% for the nation, compared with respective bad ratings of 19%, 29% and 26%. However, 84% expressed support for the right of workers to convert from casual to permanent employment after six months, with only 10% opposed, and 80% felt gig-based workers with regular hours should be recognised with permanent employment, with only 8% opposed.
For good measure, the poll finds 48% supportive for a republic and 28% opposed, although the question emphasises “a republic with an Australian head of state”, which tends to encourage a positive result. The poll was conducted Wednesday to Sunday from a sample of 1100.
2,132 comments on “Essential Research: Morrison approval and gender issues”
Give it up comrade. You can’t prove a negative.
You’ve been PB convicted of being a total arsehole over many years.
No one is particularly interested in your protestations of being a peace maker at heart.
Was the church St Maroun’s in Redfern?
A great community church, but with a rite so far away from what those Pentecostal Morrison girls have been educated in, they must have been totally confused.
Bushfire Bill says:
Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 8:32 pm
You’re a pain in the arse Lars. Bugger off will you, and annoy someone else?
Normally I ignore your rants, but someone had to step in and say stop it – I guess I am an unlikely vessel.
Notice all the people saying “BB your in the right” – no there doesn’t seem to be anybody does there? Give you pause for thought?
As much as I, at times, get annoyed by the direction of the ALP, I still take solace that we’re not as bad as UK Labour. What a dysfunctional, authoritarian, bigoted mess they are. And it doesn’t matter if it’s under Blair, Corbyn, Starmer or whoever, the rot seems to just linger.
Greensborough Growler says:
Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 8:34 pm
D & M,
Why does Morrison use his children as props for his political ambition?
Redemption starts with contrition.
You’ve never done contrition.
That’s why your faux sincerity is skewered every single time.
Quoll @ #2081 Sunday, April 4th, 2021 – 5:53 pm
Well how do think a progressive majority can be built for the next election?
I’m not sure why Quoll comes to this site, given there’s never anything here that he finds interesting.
And it’s obviously not good for his blood pressure, either.
Greensborough Growler says:
Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 8:50 pm
The nattering nabobs of negativity are about to enforce dog leashing regulations at Sydney’s Callan Park, where such rules have been, for decades, been recognized more in the breach than the observance.
One of the lovely things about moving from Sydney to the Mid North Coast (and, I suspect, to almost anywhere in the regions) is that the local dogs make their own rules in the time-honoured way: by jumping the fence first thing in the morning after brekkie, establishing a dominance order soon after, cutting through friendly neighbours’ backyards and forming up into friendly gatherings at the house of any mug (like me) who’ll have them on the deck or in the house, and toss some kibble or (even better) Person Food their way every now and again.
One barks across the valley, and the dogs on the other side bark in unison. We also get Dog Opera, where one starts howling and pretty soon the district is full of hounds, yodelling in response – basso profundos, coloraturas, tenors, contraltos, and of course a good sprinkling of castrati.
I have a Jack Russell asleep on my lap now. She’s from two streets away. God knows what the story is, but I suspect she’s had some kind of doggy adventure that she can’t tell me about just yet.
Pretty sure that Quoll is of the female persuasion.
She hasn’t persuaded me.
Maybe she should “Put it in a quote”instead.
D and M @ 8.35 pm:
Pretty sure it was not St Marouns. I think the news report said it was the Maronite church in Auburn, but I only had half each of an ear and eye on the television at the time as I was busy in the kitchen.
Edit: just did a bit of Googling. Church was the Maronite one in Punchbowl.
Well I certainly know who’s the more mature one out of Bushfire Bill and Lars von Trier. I’m actually quite surprised that when I left it was LvT who showed moderation, while BB continued his derisive comments in my absence.
Oh and BB, YOU don’t tell ME what I can and can’t say here. You have your own blog for that.
Asha Leu, thank you and I will attempt to take your advice on board. Though a 4th day without food may make it difficult. 🙂
It’s virtually impossible to charge a grown man with the mind of a 3yo with sexual assault.
Thank you all and good night.
The potato joins the “calm down and don’t complain” refrain from the Morrison government:
Senior federal minister Peter Dutton concedes there will be hiccups with the national COVID-19 vaccine rollout from time to time, but says Australia is not in the same state of “mad panic” as the US and the UK to get it done.
– The Natural Born Killers have gone down in a QF, bested by the B-Cells and an illegal threat of antibody strike action.
– Cancer killing CD8+ T cells have shown the door to the Traffic Police (effector T cell-suppressing CD4+ Tregs)
– For some reason the smart money is on the Ever-hungry Macrophages, who have just cleaned up the DNA-Spewing Neutrophils (but will anyone thank them? and what’s the end game? Mr Creosote?)
– Three hours to go on the last QF, which is the antigen-presenting DCs vs the pro-inflammatory Th17 cells
E. G. Theodore @ #2349 Sunday, April 4th, 2021 – 10:32 pm
Thanks EGT. For what it’s worth I am a macrophage fan from way back – but prefer them in their APC/DC capacity. Bloody B cells. Peter Medawar has a lot to answer for – he always favoured humoral immunity over cellular…(snork).
“on track despite concerns”
The catchcry of the Morrison PM LNP Government which sometimes sits in the building designed for an open, transparent and subservient government.
A health Minister reassuring an electorate no longer possessing an appetite to accept a reassurance from a government which has become so bunkered away, hiding, determinedly avoiding scrutiny.
The latest ministerial alterations, a veneer of purpose from a Morrison PM LNP Government so obviously not fit for purpose.
Enough of the electorate has more than likely made a judgement, admitting the error of allowing the accident to occur at the last election.
Most of Morrison PM’s own government showing a determination to avoid any association with the utterances of the bumbling accident, all possessing the frightened look of a herd destined for the meat works.
The Morrison PM LNP Government is crook and dishonest.
With luck they will remain sitting in the government benches entirely dependent on a disengaged and disenchanted electorate, ignoring the foul stench of dishonesty and incompetence, increasingly emanating with every passing day.
As someone said to me this week, a liberal supporter, one of the silent mass, in regard to the vaccine,
“what a fuck up”
This is the report (published 8 Feb) on the SOAP study (the predecessor to SOAP-2) which looked at COVID19 in cancer patients:
As far as I can tell patients with hematological cancers are still treated as 1b in relation to vaccination, and would thus be in the position of seeking out AZ from a GP (not their own) whenever/wherever someone from the Commonwealth sees fits to dump a load. They would then be in the 12 week window and (per SOAP-2) not protected at all until they get the second dose.
This does not seem reasonable
An aria from Bellini’s last opera I Puritani – “A te, o cara”:
A health Minister claiming the vaccine response is “on track” does not seem reasonable.
The Morrison PM LNP Government have a production line of responses for all matters, a bevy of minders designing these announcements.
The Morrison government doesn’t engage in the practicalities of process, together with nil self assessment of the announcements.
The vaccine announcements represent a debacle on so many levels, each announcement is “brass necked” and a gutless press refusing to engage with a blatantly deceitful government.
Goll @ #2127 Sunday, April 4th, 2021 – 9:33 pm
It’s on track, people are getting and will get vaccinated, but it’s definitely not going according to their plan.
Looking at Biden’s package that you think is going to influence Australian politics but Australia already does all of big ticket items.
Is this satire?
For once I really don’t know!
Suck shit AZ.
Gigawatt scale solar production coming to Darwin
This is the Australian company that says it can make the active ingredient for mRNA vaccines.
Contrary to a lot of the media and some posters here.
By the time mRNA vaccines became a reality it may have been too late to set up facilities soon enough to be of much use for covid-19 here in Aus.. Remember exactly 0 mRNA vaccines had been used successfully before so putting eggs into AZ basket was at the time the safest way to go.