Australians are overwhelmingly in favour of the government's proposal to take away citizenship for those suspected of being engaged in terrorist activities, today's Essential Report finds. Bernard Keane and Cassidy Knowlton explain.
Everyone knows News Corp's Newspoll is biased toward the Coalition, right? It's a bit more complicated than that.
Yes, Newspoll has recorded a fall in popularity for Labor. But don't be too quick to blame Rupert Murdoch -- the numbers tell a clearer story if you look a bit more closely.
Latest Essential Report shows a reversal of Treasurer Joe Hockey's standing, with 44% of voters disapproving of his performance compared to a 45% approval rating last November.
Voters aren't particularly concerned about the prospect of more Liberal-led governments at COAG. Meanwhile, Essential Research finds support for Tony Abbott's government improving.
Tony Abbott's selection of Peter Cosgrove as the next governor-general has been well-received by voters, today's Essential Report finds.
Voters remain deeply opposed to any privatisation, even of things they've never heard of, this week's Essential Report shows. And the view that the Newstart payment is too low isn't widely shared by voters.
An Essential poll has found the Coalition's tough line on asylum seekers is popular with the public, who don't think most are genuine refugees. And people remain fairly evenly split on whether anthropogenic climate change is real.
One of the first polls of 2014 has found Tony Abbott and the Coalition are doing fine with voters -- although the public certainly doesn't like the idea of a $6 fee to visit the GP.