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Essential: Coalition struggles on the most basic issues

Voters believe the government isn’t performing well on the most important issues that shape electoral judgements, today’s Essential Report shows.

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Essential: voters disapprove of Iraq venture, and it’s not helping Abbott

Voters narrowly oppose intervention in Iraq, and the focus on security and international matters isn’t helping the Abbott government, today’s Essential Report shows.

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Essential: terrorism hype working well

Australians believe the terrorism threat is growing, but still support multiculturalism and a non-discriminatory immigration policy, today’s Essential Report shows.

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Essential: Liberals the ‘upper class’ party? And Costello best treasurer

Australia is a class-riddled society, today’s Essential Report shows, but few people claim to be upper class, despite believing the Liberal Party supports that group most.

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Coalition’s recovery levels off — and a Hockey return to form is needed

The Coalition’s polling recovery in the wake of the MH17 tragedy has left it just shy of Labor; it still needs a boost to recover its lead.

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Essential: voters souring on the economy, prefer local surrogacy

Voters aren’t happy with the overall direction of the economy, and don’t buy the government’s claim that the budget will be good for jobs.

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Essential: Australians reject data retention, Abbott gains ground on Shorten

The latest Essential Report shows the only segment of the community that supports data retention is the one that uses IT least, and Tony Abbott records his best approval rating since April.

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Essential: Post-election rebound lifts trust in media from the deep

Media outlets have regained some of the trust they lost during the 2013 federal election, the latest Essential Trust in Media survey shows.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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