I am in the privileged position of being able to talk to average Australians all the time. Elections have always fascinated me and the 2019 Federal Election is a perfect storm for someone like me.
Australia has had 12 leaders within as many years. People are 'leader-change' weary. The voting public have placed their faith in leaders within both major political parties only to have their preferred man or woman removed midway during their term. Political grandstanding and infighting has lead to strong public distrust of those that should remember they are there to serve the people.
Political turmoil in Australia has bred low consumer confidence and a tightening of purse strings that has ultimately led to declining business confidence. The voting Australian public have been let down. They tell us that they don’t have confidence in what they’re being promised by politicians and they are most concerned about the cost of living. Particularly female voters and those already experiencing financial distress.
Some of the election promises won’t kick in until 2024 and there’s almost a complete lack of trust in those commitments being honoured with around 4 out of 5 people not believing Election promises will be delivered upon. This is one of the reasons why we have started to see a significant shift towards support for independent candidates and minor parties.
A recent Media Precinct poll found amongst all voters 18+ has just been released. You can read how the media have used our re
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