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Essential: citizenship stripping — by courts — overwhelmingly popular

Essential: citizenship stripping — by courts — overwhelmingly popular

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.

Poll Bludger: the pollster skewing towards the Coalition is not what you think

Poll Bludger: the pollster skewing towards the Coalition is not what you think

Everyone knows News Corp's Newspoll is biased toward the Coalition, right? It's a bit more complicated than that.

Poll Bludger: calm down, Murdoch conspiracy theorists

Poll Bludger: calm down, Murdoch conspiracy theorists

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.

Essential: Hockey losing his mojo, voters unimpressed with job-seeker requirements

Essential: Hockey losing his mojo, voters unimpressed with job-seeker requirements

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.

Essential: little concern over a Liberal bluewash

Essential: little concern over a Liberal bluewash

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.

Essential: unions undented by revelations; Cosgrove a popular pick

Essential: unions undented by revelations; Cosgrove a popular pick

Tony Abbott's selection of Peter Cosgrove as the next governor-general has been well-received by voters, today's Essential Report finds.

Essential: voters down on privatisation and the unemployed

Essential: voters down on privatisation and the unemployed

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.

Essential: public backs Abbott’s asylum seeker ‘war’

Essential: public backs Abbott’s asylum seeker ‘war’

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.

Essential: Abbott enjoying a summer holiday in the polls

Essential: Abbott enjoying a summer holiday in the polls

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.

Essential: and the winner is … Joe Hockey

Essential: and the winner is … Joe Hockey

Tony Abbott's approval rating is heading backwards on his first sitting day as Prime Minister.