Sep 16, 2013

Essential: Coalition voters suddenly discover a good economy

Coalition voters have suddenly changed their view of the Australian economy, courtesy of a change in government, today's Essential Report shows.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

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Australians are inclined to expect their own economic circumstances to deteriorate under an Abbott government but Liberal voters are already shedding their gloomy view of the economy and starting to see the bright side, new polling from Essential Research finds

Asked about their expectations about an Abbott government, 37% believe unemployment will get worse compared to 27% who believe it will improve. And while 38% believe the economy will improve compared to 30% who think will deteriorate, 40% to 27% believe the cost of living will worsen, 31% to 17% believe interest rates will rise, 42% to 23% believe health services will deteriorate, 43% to 22% believe job security will deteriorate, and 41% to 25% believe education will deteriorate.

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10 thoughts on “Essential: Coalition voters suddenly discover a good economy

  1. CML

    Those numbers from the voters polled don’t even make any sense. Stupid people! They deserve all they get!!

  2. cnewt27

    I’m thinking this is 1 poll the ABC will ignore. Bless them

  3. zut alors

    The lesson? Ignore economic reality, it’s all about perception.

  4. Dogs breakfast

    What the average doofus thinks about how the economy is going is equivalent to polling the average man in the street on recent developments in quantum physics.

    It’s pointless, other than for showing up inherent bias.

    Worse than that is when we hear or read about people who are either successful business executives, high corporate priests and priestesses and opinion leaders when it is clear that they have no idea about some pretty fundamental ideas about the economy.

    I’m thinking of Harold Mitchell’s columns in the smh each weekend. Mr Mitchell is the doyen of the advertising world, who unfortunately seems to know nothing about the economy.

    So what chance the average doofus?

  5. klewso

    Blinded by hope – tripped by reality.

  6. Salamander

    You might as well substitute “politics” for “the economy”, doofus.

  7. MJPC

    No wonder those LNP voters think they are on the up and up; back to shafting the worker in the name of “productivity”, hammering those lazy public servants (yet again), they’ll fix those pesky unions (can’t have someone looking after workers rights).
    Also, they won’t have to worry about that invconvenient climate change, just get rid of the department, turn up the air conditioner (saving money in getting rid of the carbon tax-but electricity prices not lowering due to company gouging) and stuff the environment in the name of the all mighty “economy”. It’s already happening..SMH today “CSG” and “coal seam gas” is being called “natural gas from coal seams” in government communication. George Orwell would be proud! Different name, same result…can;t wait to see the first landholder who can set fire to his ground water resource!

  8. Martin Marshman

    These polls are measuring intentions/feelings/confidence. They are, in fact, measuring nothing. Measures of confidence are a waste of time when we can measure real data.

  9. klewso

    You’re always confident when your dog comes in first.

  10. Daveo11

    When people lose confidence, they often become very selective about the data they choose to believe or publish.

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