tip off

Essential: Abbott’s MH17 performance lifts Coalition

Tony Abbott’s handling of the MH17 disaster has won the approval of all voting groups and sent the Coalition’s vote to its highest point in months, today’s Essential Report shows.

READ MORE

Essential: approval rises for asylum seeker policy

More than a third of Australians think the government is taking the right approach to asylum seekers, according to the latest Essential data. This is a record high — and 20% of Coalition voters still say asylum seeker policy is too soft.

READ MORE

Essential: voters sour further on Direct Action, Turnbull top of the pollies

Voters prefer an emissions trading scheme or carbon price over doing nothing on climate change - but only narrowly - while Malcolm Turnbull rates highest along the government’s ministers.

READ MORE

Essential: voters deliver thumbs-down to Palmer

Voters don’t particularly like Clive Palmer’s larger-than-life political personality, today’s Essential Report finds, while the Coalition has lifted its vote despite voters not believing Tony Abbott.

READ MORE

Abbott faces the ‘Gillard challenge’: down in the polls

Polling shows the budget sales process has damaged both the budget and its chief spruiker, the PM. Tony Abbott now finds himself in Julia Gillard’s situation; can he climb out of it?

READ MORE

Essential: voters don’t trust Abbott to make a good impression overseas

A growing proportion of Australians have little or no trust in the government’s ability to handle Australia’s international relations, this week’s Essential Report shows.

READ MORE

Essential: only Liberals like Abbott, with Turnbull the fan favourite

Liberal voters prefer Tony Abbott, but everyone else would prefer that Malcolm Turnbull resume the leadership of the Liberal Party, today’s Essential Report shows.

READ MORE

Essential: Abbott plummets in voter esteem, and who influences parties?

Voters’ view of Tony Abbott has fallen alarmingly over the last month, today’s Essential Report shows.

READ MORE

Essential: what we really hate (and like) in the federal budget

Voters split on their reaction to the budget along party lines, but there’s some agreement about who won and lost last week, this week’s Essential Report shows.

READ MORE

Essential: voters divided on deficit tax, cool on Hockey

Voters are evenly divided over a “deficit tax”, although its retirees who support it most strongly, today’s Essential Report shows.

READ MORE

Essential: women love the royals, no to jet fighters, Lib slide continues

Support for a republic has crashed in the wake of the royal visit, while the Coalition’s vote continues to fall, Essential Report reveals today.

READ MORE

Essential: pensions, ABC cuts and what an ‘other’ voter looks like

Voters oppose cuts to the ABC or raising the pension age, today’s Essential Report finds. It also gives us an insight into the minds of Palmer United Party and other independent voters.

READ MORE

Essential: support for curbs on political ads, voters down on Palmer

Voters strongly support caps on political advertising spending, today’s Essential Report shows, and they’re not enthusiastic about Clive Palmer having the Senate balance of power.

READ MORE

Essential: over-55s climate deniers, everyone hates Direct Action

Climate denialism is very closely linked to age, new polling from Essential Research finds. But support for the federal government’s “Direct Action” plan is minimal across the board.

READ MORE

Essential: thumbs down to knights and dames, but RDA splits voters

Voters are split on changes to the Racial Discrimination Act, today’s Essential Report finds, while even those who favour deregulation want more regulation in those areas that affect them personally.

READ MORE

Essential: we think we’re highly taxed; Labor claws back voter esteem

Australians believe they’re highly taxed compared internationally, and that it’s getting worse, today’s Essential Report finds.

READ MORE

Essential: little concern over a Liberal bluewash

Voters aren’t particularly concerned about the prospect of more Liberal-led governments at COAG. Meanwhile, Essential Research finds support for Tony Abbott’s government improving.

READ MORE

Essential: strong opposition to offshoring of Qantas

Voters are deeply hostile to offshoring of Qantas jobs, while Bill Shorten continues to creep up on Tony Abbott, new polling from Essential Research reveals.

READ MORE

Essential: Coalition back into the lead despite underwhelming voters

While voters aren’t impressed by the government, the Coalition has regained its lead — and there remains a substantial core of voters who want to get even tougher on asylum seekers.

READ MORE

Tony Abbott’s challenge: sell a courageous call on Qantas

Tony Abbott has made the right call on Qantas. But it’s a tough sell in the face of Labor opposition — and convincing voters will be important to his government’s prospects.

READ MORE

Essential: voters back RET, not so happy about Qantas

Voters back the current Renewable Energy Target, today’s Essential Report shows, while they rate the government poorly across most issues.

READ MORE

Essential: Labor (finally) into the lead — and we don’t care about Schapelle

Labor has moved into the lead for the first time in three years in this week’s Essential Report. It may be because voters are increasingly worried about losing their jobs.

READ MORE

Essential: voters divided over which industries to assist

Voters are all for industry assistance, this week’s Essential Report finds, but which industries should be assisted depends on which way you vote.

READ MORE

Essential: unions undented by revelations; Cosgrove a popular pick

Tony Abbott’s selection of Peter Cosgrove as the next governor-general has been well-received by voters, today’s Essential Report finds.

READ MORE

Essential: voters down on privatisation and the unemployed

Voters remain deeply opposed to any privatisation, even of things they’ve never heard of, this week’s Essential Report shows. And the view that the Newstart payment is too low isn’t widely shared by voters.

READ MORE

Womens Agenda

loading...

Smart Company

loading...

StartupSmart

loading...

Property Observer

loading...