Essential Research has published its latest polling. It has the ALP trailing the Coalition primary vote 32% to 46% (44% to 56% TPP) respectively.
Equally alarming is the economic trend which shows Australia's strong economic performance backed up by the Mining sector and good economic management by the Federal Government is not being reflected in consumer confidence. Much of this has to do with the Baby boomers entering retirement as the burden on taxation beocmes greater along with the ned to make ends meet on what is a igherning peronsal housld budget. This is not helped by profit takers who are benefiting from the high dollar and massive increases in supermarket pricing over the last two months. Our dollar is performing well yet the price of energy and petrol is increasing.
On the political front the change in the Senate with the Greens claining balance of power (Fact is the Greens olnly hold the blanace of power if the Coalition opposes Government inititives - which has more to do with political opportunism then what is the best policy for the Nation.)