Opinion

Why Scott Morrison's approval rating isn't translating to Coalition support

John Warhurst
By John Warhurst
Updated July 1 2021 - 3:22pm, first published April 29 2020 - 6:30pm
Prime Minister Scott Morrison (left) watches on as Education Minister Dan Tehan address Parliament. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

Make no mistake: while the political rhetoric insists that recovering from the pandemic is their sole focus, all Australian politicians still have the next election in mind - and not just the back of their mind. Even if they wanted to focus solely on the job at hand, they can't escape public opinion polls, such as the latest federal Newspoll.

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John Warhurst

John Warhurst

Canberra Times columnist

John Warhurst is an emeritus professor of political science at the Australian National University and a regular columnist for The Canberra Times.