Australia

Gillard slips further in opinion polls


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Premier Julia Gillard has slipped further in the opinion polls according to a Newspoll survey just released in The Australian newspaper.

Satisfaction rating in Gillard has dropped to 28% with opposition leader Tony Abbott up at 39%. Abbott is now rated as the better of the two to be Prime Minister. His rating stands at 43% compared with 38% saying Gillard would be the better PM.

In the party stakes Abbott’s Coalition is on 49% and Gillard’s Australian Labour Party (ALP) on 27%. The poll also looks at preferences between just the two parties, here the Coalition get 58% and the ALP are on 42%.

An election must be held by no later than November 2013.

Meanwhile Julia Gillard has also admitted that her carbon tax is going to cost the Australian taxpayer more than $4.3 billion. Support for the Carbon tax is stable at about 30%.

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