Nov 7, 2012

Essential: voters wondering about Greens, Coalition vote drops

Voters are becoming less hostile to the Greens, today's Essential report shows -- but they just don't know what to make of Christine Milne.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

Despite a succession of poor election performances, voters are less hostile to the Greens than five months ago, new polling from Essential Report shows. Labor has also lifted its primary vote to within sight of its medium-term goal to be competitive at the next election.

A series of questions about the Greens shows that, while the party has not gained in voter approval, voters are no longer as opposed to them. In July, 17% of voters thought the Greens’ performance in Parliament was good and 47% poor; 16% now say they think it has been good, but those saying it is poor have fallen to 40%, with a big increase in “don’t knows” from 10% to 19%.

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3 thoughts on “Essential: voters wondering about Greens, Coalition vote drops

  1. Edward James

    Labor party members are lined up in NSW to enter ICAC. I still identify Greens as Labor friends. I am not wondering at all. Labor and their supporters belong last on any ballot paper. Edward James

  2. Mike Flanagan

    If Crikey are to devote, probably up to a third of their editorial resources to polls and their analysisi, then the least you can do is present the poll in their normal format including the questions and aggregate figures.
    We are not all morons, all the time.

  3. Jim McDonald

    Bernard, Christine Milne has had a number of keystone speeches that you ignore. Her key speech to the National Press club is an example: http://christine-milne.greensmps.org.au/sites/default/files/121104_cm_presser.m4a

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