Support for Abbott Govt Collapses to New Low
Support for the Coalition has slumped with a new poll showing the Abbott Govt is now behind Labor on a two party preferred basis at 48 to 52 per cent.
The Nielsen poll follows a tough few weeks for the Coalition, which has faced a backlash over efforts to change racial anti-discrimination laws and has been mocked for the restoration of knights and dames.
According to the survey of 1400 voters taken between last Thursday and Saturday, Labor’s primary vote fell 1 per cent to sit at 34 per cent, while the government’s dropped four to 40 per cent.
Only a third of Australians back the decision to reinstate the British titles, while nine out of 10 believe it should continue to be unlawful to “offend, insult or humiliate” based on race or ethnicity.