iSentia Index

Nov 9, 2011

Greens make the headlines with carbon tax-mania

The passing of the carbon tax saw the Government and Greens battling each other once again to take all the credit.

John Chalmers

iSentia group communications manager

The dead cat bounce has become a definite trend upwards for the Government in the polls, still well behind but with all the numbers moving in the right direction, while Tony Abbott’s personal numbers continued moving in the wrong direction.

The impasse on asylum seekers seems at the moment to be doing more damage to the Opposition, and many commentators are suggesting the repeal call on the mining tax is becoming more of a negative for Tony Abbott as well. The Government’s repetitive messaging painting Abbott as a grim opportunist plus the P.M. grabbing the chance to get industrial relations back as a central topic seems to have contributed, but in the polls the Opposition remains well ahead and the Labor Party’s primary vote remains historically low.

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