"Our Party leaders are not very popular”
This was the conclusion drawn by a Morgan Gallup poll conducted in July 1970 about Prime Minister John Gorton and the Opposition leader Gough Whitlam. Public opinion would subsequently swing in favour of Whitlam, whose progress to the Prime Ministership 17 months later was tracked by Morgan poll results all the way.
Fast forward via Fraser, Hawke, Howard et al to current PM Julia Gillard’s yo-yoing popularity, and one might be tempted to say that Australia’s post-war political history is reflected in the results of Morgan polls conducted over the decades. (Not to mention in the countless media headlines and cartoons they’ve inspired…)
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