Federal

Apr 16, 2012

Essential: Labor mired in gloom, but support for NBN up

Labor and Julia Gillard continue to poll poorly but support for the NBN has reached its highest level ever.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

Labor and Julia Gillard remain in polling purgatory, with neither able to shift voters' antipathy toward them, according to a new round of polling from Essential Research. Gillard's personal approval rating remains near its all-time low at 32%, the same as a month ago. Her disapproval rating has fallen three points to 58%, leaving her with a 26-point net disapproval figure.

Tony Abbott, however, has picked up two points on approval to 38% and dropped two points on disapproval, to 50%, for his least-worst personal approval result since October. But the opposition leader still trails badly with female voters -- only 30% of women approve of his performance and 52% disapprove.

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  1. negativegearmiddleclasswelfarenow.com

    The National Party if it had an ounce of wit

    would fully back the NBN rollout.

    Failure to do so will be to sell out their own mob, again.

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