Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Liberal-National Party Coalition now paying for Abbott's deficiencies

The gloss has gone off the Federal Coalition Government.

This is how one political cartoonist sees this loss.

Ian Martin at laberal

This is how Nielsen pollsters measured the situation seventy-seven days after the Australian federal election.

Financial Review 25 November 2013:

Tony Abbott may have proved himself electable against an unelectable government. But the first post-election Nielsen poll suggests voters find him and his government underwhelming.
With the Julia and Kevin show over, voters have shaken off some of their sourness towards Labor, cured themselves of the view that Clive Palmer represents a real alternative and are viewing the new government in a more pragmatic light altogether.
This will come as a rude shock to Abbott’s expanded backbench and provoke internal debate about the strategies pursued since September 7. The poll will quieten any government triumphalism and crystallises the question many voters are asking: what on earth is the new government actually doing?

The Sydney Morning Herald 25 November 2013:

The first Fairfax Nielsen poll since the September 7 election has charted a rapid recovery for the ALP, with the opposition shooting to a 52-48 per cent lead over the government on the preferences of respondents - the quickest poll lead achieved by any federal opposition after losing an election.

By 25 November 2013 the results of a Newspoll survey had confirmed the Coalition’s tarnished image.

The Australian 25 October 2013:

And as the Prime Minister's personal support has dropped from a post-election high, the Opposition Leader's voter satisfaction continues to rise.
According to the latest Newspoll survey, conducted exclusively for The Australian on the weekend, the Coalition's primary vote went from 45 per cent two weeks ago to 43 per cent as Labor's rose from 32 per cent to 35 per cent. Greens' support went from 12 per cent two weeks ago to 10 per cent, and ``others'' went from 11 per cent to 12 per cent.

Financial Review 26 November 2013:

A second poll in as many days has shown fading support for Tony Abbott’s Coalition government since the September 7 federal election, with a Newspoll published on Tuesday showing a 1.5 per cent swing against the government on a two-party preferred basis.
The poll, published in The Australian, found that the Coalition’s share of the two-party vote had eased to 52 per cent to Labor’s 48 per cent, down from 56 per cent to 44 per cent in a Newspoll taken in late October.
The October Newspoll had shown the Coalition increasing its share of the two-party vote since the election. At the election, the Coalition’s two-party preferred result was 53.5 per cent to Labor’s 46.5 per cent.

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