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Monday, May 16, 2011

Gillard Government Slumps in Polls

Following last week's budget the Labor Government had expected the normal post-budget bounce in the polls but this has not eventuated and the latest polls show a further erosion of their already parlous position.
The proposed Carbon tax and illegal immigrant policies are continuing to damage the Labor position!
The Australian reports:
SUPPORT for Julia Gillard has plunged after voters gave their lowest rating to Labor's fourth budget, the overall worst reaction in almost 20 years, leaving the Prime Minister's personal standing below that of Kevin Rudd when he was removed as leader.

Voter approval of Ms Gillard is the lowest it has been since she became Prime Minister last June. Tony Abbott is as close to her as preferred prime minister as he has ever been and closer than he ever was to Mr Rudd.
According to the latest Newspoll survey, conducted exclusively for The Australian at the weekend, the Coalition's primary vote rose to a six-year high of 46 per cent to Labor's unchanged 33 per cent, giving a two-party preferred calculation of 54 to 46 per cent.
Satisfaction with Ms Gillard as prime minister dropped to a record low for her of 34 per cent compared with 38 per cent before the budget, and dissatisfaction rose six points to 55 per cent, her highest level of dissatisfaction.

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