Newspoll has a couple of results today which suggest that the Coalition government is cooked. First up, AUKUS:
A significant majority of voters back the construction of a nuclear-powered submarine fleet for the Australian navy amid community anxiety over the perceived national security threat posed by China.
Most also believed that the trilateral strategic defence pact with the US and UK announced two weeks ago by Scott Morrison would make Australia safer in the midst of increasing strategic tensions in the region.
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An exclusive Newspoll conducted for The Australian to test the national response to the historic agreement shows 59 per cent of voters support the nuclear submarine project.
Of those polled, 75 per cent also believe China posed a significant threat to Australia’s national security while 46 per cent believe the AUKUS pact will make Australia safer and 29 per cent believe it will make no difference.
The problem is, it didn’t convert to Coalition support:
Popular support for fringe parties and independents has reached its highest level in at least four years as the Coalition struggles to repair its primary vote with the two most populous states still in lockdown.
But approval for Scott Morrison has also lifted following a week of summits in the US and in spite of the diplomatic fallout with France over the nuclear submarine deal.
An exclusive Newspoll conducted for The Australian shows support for “others”, excluding the Greens or One Nation, has risen to a post-election high 13 per cent.
The two-party-preferred vote, however remained unchanged at 53-47 per cent in Labor’s favour.
That says to me that the electorate has stopped listening to Scott Morrison. And why wouldn’t it given:
- the bushfires spent in Hawaii;
- the rape protection racket, and
- the vaccine calamity and Morrison recession.
If you’re not thrown out on that little lot then you might as well be king.