Reality Impaired Abbott Govt in New Poll Slump
Despite declarations from Prime Minister Tony Abbott that the government has had a successful year, a new poll shows that the government has sunk to new record lows.
According to the latest Galaxy poll primary support for the Abbott government has plunged to 38 per cent, while support for the Labor party has risen to 41 per cent.
On a two-party preferred basis, the government is running 10 points behind Labor sitting at 45 per cent to Labor on 55 per cent.
The reality-challenged Federal Government has sought to distance itself from the catastrophic caning dished out to the Victorian State government last weekend that saw popular Leader Denis Napthine ousted from office in favour of Labor’s relatively unknown Daniel Andrews.
The odious Christopher Pyne, who enjoys a personal satisfaction rating of minus 126 per cent insists that “the government is doing good job.”
Federal Treasurer and cigar aficionado Joe Hockey is also convinced of his own abilities insisting that the Budget will be passed.
Mr Hockey, previously regarded as one of the government’s best communicators, has had a “challenging” year.
His colleagues have been frustrated by several gaffes, including saying the “poorest people either don’t have cars or actually don’t drive very far”, being filmed smoking cigars on budget eve, and comparing a new $7 GP fee to the cost of beer and cigarettes.
Tensions have emerged between Tony Abbott and Julie Bishop, Malcolm Turnbull and Jockey, and Christopher Pyne and “the rest of the world.”
No amount of self- congratulatory rhetoric can disguise the sordid reality that this rotten government has brought its entire sorry circumstances upon itself.