Apr 15, 2014

Essential: support for curbs on political ads, voters down on Palmer

Voters strongly support caps on political advertising spending, today's Essential Report shows, and they're not enthusiastic about Clive Palmer having the Senate balance of power.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

In the wake of Clive Palmer’s success in the Western Australian Senate election re-run, voters strongly support curbs on spending on political advertising, polling from Essential Research finds.

Asked about a limit on the amount political parties and candidates can spend on advertising in elections, 88% of voters support one, with voting intention making virtually no difference to the response. But voters also support a limit on third-party advertising during election campaigns …

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3 thoughts on “Essential: support for curbs on political ads, voters down on Palmer

  1. klewso

    I wonder if Jacqui Lambie’s spot on Q&A last night has helped Clive’s cause?

  2. Manfredi

    She started out alright with what must have been some accidental humour. From there she seemed to gain confidence and then completely blew it. I heard a pin drop.

  3. Sally Baker


    At least she was honest in her presentation. Lacking a bit of tact and sophistication perhaps, but is that a bad thing?

    Unless the job market picks up we all might be joining the army just to pay the bills.

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