How deluded is she:
Julia Gillard believes voters will begin to view her carbon tax more favourably within "months" despite entrenched voter hostility to the measure.
The Prime Minister today advised small business people to pass on their increased electricity costs to consumers but maintained households would only experience a 1 per cent hike in their cost of living.
Tony Abbott, who has warned the price of "everything" will rise, said prices would fall once again when he axed the carbon tax.
On day two of Labor's carbon tax, new state-by-state analysis of Newspoll reveals Labor's primary vote has sunk to just 22 per cent in Queensland and 29 per cent in NSW.
…Today's AC Nielsen Poll suggests just 33 per cent of voters support the carbon price, while 62 per cent are opposed to the measure.
Queensland was just a practise swing:
The defeat of the Queensland Labor government has failed to lessen anger towards the Gillard government, which would lose every single House of Representatives MP in the state - including Kevin Rudd - if an election were held now.
The ousting of Anna Bligh in March has not eased pressure on federal Labor, with support for the Gillard government instead reversing drastically. In the three months after the March state election, support for federal Labor has plunged to a record low and Coalition support has jumped to 54 per cent of the primary vote.
According to the latest analysis of Newspoll surveys on a state-by-state basis, conducted exclusively for The Australian, Labor's primary vote in Queensland is down to just 22 per cent.
Based on preference flows at the 2010 election, the Coalition leads Labor in the state by 65 per cent to 35 per cent on a two-party preferred basis. At the 2010 election, federal Labor won 44.9 per cent of the vote in Queensland on second preferences.
Julia Gillard is the gift that keeps on giving.
Special thanks to Steve Hunter for permission to reproduce his cartoons exclusively on Andy’s RANT! Steve Hunter is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator and lives in Buderim Queensland.