Brad Kitschke, head of the Australian Sporting Goods Association and leader of the Fair Imports Alliance, has claimed that Tony Abbott’s office effectively told him that the opposition would support his group on the GST issue if it came out against the carbon tax.
The latest Essential Research poll finds the parties locked in their post-carbon tax stasis, with the Coalition steady on 47 percent, Labor steady on 35 percent and the Greens up one to 10 percent, writes William Bowe.
Labor’s carbon price announcement is further battering an already-damaged brand. There is also strong opposition to the government’s carbon pricing announcement, with 48% of voters opposed compared to 35% in support.
The latest Galaxy poll for New South Wales has the Coalition on 50 percent of the primary vote, down a point on the previous poll, with Labor up three to 23 percent, leveling out to 64-36 two-party preferred, writes William Bowe.
The week’s Essential finds Labor copping a forceful backlash from the carbon tax, with the two-party vote flipping from 51-49 in favour of Labor to 52-48 in favour of the Coalition, writes William Bowe.
Roy Morgan has published two sets of poll results, one a face-to-face poll combining a fortnight’s worth of its regular weekend polling, the other a small sample phone poll targeting 519 respondents, writes William Bowe.