Nov 19, 2012

Essential: Labor rebuilding its reputation, but it’s not enough

Labor has began the arduous task of rebuilding its brand with voters but it remains a long way behind, according to a recent Essential poll.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

Labor has finally made some headway in trying to reverse its reputational damage with voters, but parity with the Coalition remains elusive, today’s Essential Report finds.

The economy, health and education remain the key issues for voters in determining how they will vote, with economic management rated by 66% of voters as one of their three most important issues, up from July this year. Health is rated by 57% of voters as important and education by 35%. Treatment of asylum seekers has fallen back to 6% after spiking at 10% in July.

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2 thoughts on “Essential: Labor rebuilding its reputation, but it’s not enough

  1. Edward James

    BERNARD KEANE The Labor Party nationally, have made no political headway with me personally. I am very politically active, to the extent I purchase pages in my local paper the Peninsula News to publish paid announcements. Our / my political allsorts include those whom I certainly have interacted with face to face and in print. John Robertson, John Hatzistergos, Prime Minister Gillard ( Ettalong Senior Citizens Hall ) Frank Sartor, Barry O’Farrell the list is long enough. I often publish allegations exposing my local council Gosford for misleading the State Coroner during his enquiry into the deaths of five people at Piles Creek Somersby.
    Labor cannot rebuild its reputation until it expels the political dead wood and political garbage which makes up so much of its membership nationally. Many of the political allsorts I have named know me and I expect. Give them a few more years and they will get my political message! elected cowards are of no use to honest taxpayers! Edward James

  2. Edward James

    I am back again as a paid subscriber to Crikey.com.au wanting to write about so called voter trust. I do not put much value on what we read on line here or on dead trees. What dose carry weight is those reports / comments which are signed by posters who are identified by readers as well know published identities. No it is not enough Labor. first you need to throw out the dead wood and reject party members who are not in step with what Labor demonstrate themselves to be in public! Edward James

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