Is political reality finally setting in?

The latest Morgan poll shows a significant fall in support for the Rudd Government the weekend before last. Labor support fell 5.5% on a 2PP preferred basis, with the Coalition picking up 4.5%.

Qualitative polling by Morgan suggests plenty of concerns about Labor’s economic management skills ahead of its biggest economic test yet — although prior to the Government’s weekend torrent of leaks about what will be on offer — and taken away … tonight.

However, there is just as much concern about the Coalition’s disarray and its incapacity to present as a viable Opposition, which explains why the 2PP split remains a dismaying 58-42 against the Coalition. At this stage, the Government has a lot more capacity to address people’s concerns than the Opposition.

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Peter Fray
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