Jun 24, 2014

Essential: voters deliver thumbs-down to Palmer

Voters don't particularly like Clive Palmer's larger-than-life political personality, today's Essential Report finds, while the Coalition has lifted its vote despite voters not believing Tony Abbott.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

Voters regard Clive Palmer as arrogant, aggressive and erratic, this week’s Essential Report shows, while the Coalition has bounced back from its post-budget lows.

Essential asked voters to assess the attributes of Greens leader Christine Milne and magnate-turned-walking headline Clive Palmer. 

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6 thoughts on “Essential: voters deliver thumbs-down to Palmer

  1. bluepoppy

    The problem with politicians like Clive Palmer is being able to trust he will be able to separate himself from his business interests to ensure public interest is served. ICAC in NSW has shown that politics and business are far too entwined. Abstaining from the Carbon Tax repeal vote is purely symbolic unless all PUP pollies abstain.

  2. zut alors

    If ‘litigious’ had been one of the adjectives then Palmer would’ve had a perfect score of 100.

  3. MarilynJS

    Can all the pollsters go on leave, preferably until I am dead and buried.

    The maundering opinions of a few of the 12 million voters is not a fact, it is not data collection, it is drivel.

  4. David Camfield

    clive is only there because he can afford to buy a seat at the table.. it’s all very well siding with the public about how much they hate the major parties, but clive IS part of the establishment with Gina and twiggy and co.., and is about as progressive as a dinosaur theme park

  5. Rena Zurawel

    Was this poll taken in Queensland or in Canberra?

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