Jun 11, 2014

Essential: Labor leader’s odds Shorten as Abbott falls further behind

Women have warmed to Labor’s Bill Shorten, a new Essential poll shows, as the Coalition continues its post-budget slump. And Australians don't like drones.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has extended his lead as preferred prime minister over Tony Abbott as the government continues its post-budget polling slump, today’s Essential Report shows.


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6 thoughts on “Essential: Labor leader’s odds Shorten as Abbott falls further behind

  1. Paddlefoot

    Bill Shorten > Drover’s Dog. Abbott’s antics more suited for the lead role in Bedtime For Bonzo. And I don’t mean Ronnie.

  2. klewso

    Isn’t Shorten lucky he’s got Toady?

  3. pragmatic

    Well, I like neither Abbott nor Shorten. Where our our great statesmen?

  4. Buddy

    Andrew Wilkie doesn’t belong to a party pragmatic…

  5. Lord Muck

    Powerful info, Bernard. The large split between voters on fairness and equity is surprising.

  6. Bob's Uncle

    I can understand a split on “equality”, but who the heck is openly against “fairness”?

    In my experience, even the biggest cheaters usually self-justify that what they are doing is somehow “fair”. And I’m not even talking about Hockey and Abbott.

    This is the one stat that genuinely makes me feel concerned about the direction our country is heading.

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