Australia boos Albo


Perhaps “Australia” is not dead yet:

Few are more deserving of opprobrium than fake left Albo.

The most recent Roy Morgan survey on Federal vote intention shows that the Labour Party’s support dropped 2% to 50.5% this week, after the government broke its commitment not to change the Stage 3 tax cuts. On a two-party preferred basis, the Coalition’s support rose 2% to 49.5%, while the Labour Party’s support fell 2% to 50.5%.

Minor parties and independents would hold the balance of power in parliament if the results of this week’s election were reproduced at a federal election held now.


The primary support for the ALP fell 1.5% to 31%, while the support for the Coalition rose 1.5% to 37.5%.

Up 0.5 percentage points to 13%, the Greens, and 0.5 percentage points, to 5%, One Nation. Independents and other parties’ support fell 1% to 13%.

The AFR writes today about Albo panic:


Opposition suspicions that Anthony Albanese’s broken tax promise was poll-driven were fuelled by internal Liberal research that showed the prime minister’s support had plummeted in the marginal seat of Dunkley, where voters go to a byelection on March 2.

The polling, to which Opposition Leader Peter Dutton alluded last week when he accused the government of panicking after being abandoned by middle Australia, shows Mr Albanese’s net favourability in Dunkley was minus 11 per cent.

Well, of course. Albo’s mob are more political than most, and sitting on your hands after such a disastrous year would be stupid.

The tax changes benefit both parties, with the ALP firmer in middle Australia and the LNP firming against the Teals:

Almost half of voters support revising the stage-three tax cuts to help low- and middle-income earners while only about one in five believe the plan should go ahead unchanged in July.


That is the result of the Guardian Essential poll of 1,201 voters, which provides a boost for the Albanese government’s plan to reform the tax package, finding only 22% of respondents agreed the previously legislated cuts should be left untouched.

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David Llewellyn-Smith is Chief Strategist at the MB Fund and MB Super. David is the founding publisher and editor of MacroBusiness and was the founding publisher and global economy editor of The Diplomat, the Asia Pacific’s leading geo-politics and economics portal. He is also a former gold trader and economic commentator at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, the ABC and Business Spectator. He is the co-author of The Great Crash of 2008 with Ross Garnaut and was the editor of the second Garnaut Climate Change Review.