The Guardian reports the fortnightly Essential Research poll includes the monthly question on Anthony Albanese’s leadership, recording 58% approval (down one) and 26% disapproval (up one). Respondents were also asked what appear to have been all-or-nothing questions on stage three tax cuts, finding 53-47 in favour of sticking with them rather than breaking an election promise regardless of the economic situation, and 52-48 against a more general proposition as to whether break election promises should ever be broken. However, the split in favour of keeping the tax cuts was 70-30 in favour among those who felt they were most likely to benefit compared with 60-40 for least likely. The poll was conducted Thursday to Sunday from a sample of 1122 – there should be a good deal more from it when the full report is published later today.
UPDATE: Full report here.
2,757 comments on “Essential Research: Albanese approval and tax cuts (open thread)”
So Boris Johnson has the numbers and will run for PM again.
Kier Starmer has vowed not to interfere in the Conservative party process. He will be too busy crying with joy.
“Thanks for the news re funded engineering places – so badly needed. Round peg in a round hole.”
So they did get the message – jobs are great, but for good jobs, training is needed first. Excellent.
Socrates at 12.11 am
See comment re lack of trust in Johnson camp on UK thread.
If Sunak gets 220 parliamentary votes, that still leaves 177 votes. Johnson could get just over 100 of those and qualify for digital ballot.
If that occurs, Sunak with over half the parliamentary party v Johnson with around a quarter, then it will be a real farce.
In that scenario the old white Tory members will effectively be voting to destroy their party if myopia makes them choose Johnson, the least humble man.
Cut it out kookaburras, I’m about to head to bed…
Safe to say the opinion polling must be in dire straits for media and lib/Nat’s . People have not been listening to the Israel propaganda ,or other propaganda thrown against Labor.
Thanks re comments on Johnson.
I have been opposed to Brexit from the start. It was an inherently divisive and damaging idea regardless of how it was done. And that is before you consider the adverse impacts on places like Ireland and Scotland.
My perception is that Brexit was motivated by a few sharp financiers who thought they would benefit from escaping Brussels’ financial regs. They then convinced the rest of the country with a pack of lies.