"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Monday, July 2, 2012

Carbon Tax Day and Labor slumps to 22% in Queensland

The carbon tax is now in operation and according to the latest Newspoll Labor will not win a seat in Queensland and is in danger of a wipeout Australia -wide if an election is held. A new Nielsen Poll also shows the carbon tax is poison for Labor in the electorate. It may not be true but the electorate will see every price rise as a result of the tax and it will be difficult to convince voters otherwise. As a political figure Julia Gillard was portrayed as an iron lady in the Thatcher mold when the carbon tax was introduced but she is now looking very much like Marie Antoinette riding in a tumbril to her fate.

THE Gillard government has its back against the wall as it implements the carbon price, with the latest poll showing Labor deeply unpopular and support for its policy at its lowest level since it was announced.

The latest Herald/Nielsen poll, taken after last week's bruising but fruitless asylum seeker debate, also shows nine in 10 voters want the parties to compromise to find a policy solution and more voters blame the government than the opposition and the Greens for the deadlock.

As Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott launched de facto election campaigns yesterday to mark the introduction of the carbon tax, the poll found support for the policy had fallen 4 percentage points in a month to 33 per cent, the lowest level since it was announced 15 months ago.

Opposition to the policy rose 3 points to 62 per cent, the highest in 15 months. Despite the billions of dollars in compensation being handed out, about half of voters felt they would be worse off.

The poll of 1400 voters, taken from Thursday night to Saturday night, shows the Coalition would win handsomely if an election were held now, on a two-party-preferred basis by 58 per cent to 42 per cent.

This represents an eight-point swing since the August 2010 election, enough to reduce the ALP to a parliamentary rump.

1 comment:

  1. It's a real shame that we can't have our election now instead of being forced to wait until November next year to cleanse this great nation of Gillard and her ship of ex-ACTU fools and start repairing the damage they've done. :(