Bill_Shorten

Bill Shorten Denies His Unpopularity

We all know you can’t take every opinion poll at face value.

But when you consistently lose every leadership poll — and by a factor of 18% or more — it’s a big stretch to claim that you’re popular.

Yet that’s just what Bill Shorten has done when defending queries over whether he is fit for the role of Australia’s next prime minister.

Regardless of the current chaos within the government, the Opposition Leader has continuously lagged behind both Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison as preferred prime minister in Newspoll.

Do high income earners pay too much tax? Click here to have your say.

Shorten doesn’t trust the numbers

In the final Newspoll for the year, Labor led the Coalition by 55-45 on a two-party favoured basis, yet Mr Morrison was in front place as preferred leader with 44-36.

Mr Shorten said that he refuses to take in what the opinion polls say and that the ‘path to madness’ came from examining them so often.

He trusts that his actions of visiting schools and hospitals as well as attending town hall meetings is a greater sign of his popularity.

As reported by the Australian Associated Press, Mr Shorten said on Sky News yesterday:

When I’m out there with the real people of Australia, I get a good reception.

When you’re the Opposition Leader, you tend to only be on the nightly news for pulling up the government on a mistake so it’s inherently a negative frame.

You can’t make everyone happy.’

PS: The tax burden on Australians has grown by leaps and bounds in our lifetime, and shows little sign of reversing. You may think you know who’s responsible for rising taxes. But as we reveal in our free new report — ‘What you could do to stop Australia’s Tax Freedom Day from blowing out even further in 2018’ — you may have it all wrong…Click here for more.

Comments: 3

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

  1. Bill may be a less popular choice in the eyes of the population, but he is the leader of the preferred mob to be the next government. The leader’s popularity does actually not matter to an average voter. It is the media that makes an issue out of it. It is not easy to read into the voter’s intention how to vote. Roughly half are leaning to the left, and similarly to the right, voting their preferred party. The minority in between actually decide, voting either side.
    Question at present is: what is it that Labor promises, that we do not have it under Liberals. In fact, we have all Labor promises under Libs, plus we have greater job opportunity, living within the budget and stopped the chaos of illegals. But, the average voter is unsure of their own reason as to why they vote this or the other way.
    JL

  2. WELL BILL YOU HAD BETTER BELIEVE YOU ARE NOT A LIKED PERSON AS YOU DEMONSTRATE WITH YOUR RHETORIC ON HOW YOU WANT TO DESTROYAUSTRALIA WITH YOUR UNION THUGS AND YOUR PLANS TO FLOOD THE COUNTRY WITH SO-CALLED REFUGEES JUST SO YOU CAN GET THEIR VOTE FOR THE NEXT ELECTION
    This won’t WORK BECAUSE THEY won’t BE AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS SO YOU HAD BETTER RETHINK YOUR PLANS AND DO THE DECENT THING AND HELP AUSTRALIANS INSTEAD OF DESTROYING THIS WONDERFUL COUNTRY

  3. Every Australian should watch Question Time, if anyone thinks Labor is the way then by all means vote for it. All you need to do then is watch how this Country will be going down the tube! Remember Labor in Power last? Maybe we all should !!!