Poll: 60% oppose the carbon [dioxide] tax

Online poll result

In the first poll to be taken after Julia Gillard’s announcement of the carbon [dioxide] tax on Sunday, the message is clear:

AUSTRALIANS have given the carbon tax the thumbs down, with 68 per cent saying it will leave them worse off and 63 per cent calling for Julia Gillard to bring on an early election.

The exclusive Galaxy Poll for the Herald Sun – the first major survey since the release of the carbon tax package on Sunday – also found 60 per cent of voters opposed the tax, 29 per cent were in favour and 11 per cent undecided.

The nationwide telephone poll of 500 people conducted on Monday night suggests voters believe the personal cost of the carbon tax outweighs the environmental benefits. [When the environmental benefits are nil, any cost, no matter how small, outweighs them – Ed]

Voters have not accepted Ms Gillard’s promise that more than six out of 10 households would be fully compensated or better off after compensation for the rise in the cost of living.

Only 10 per cent of voters said they would be better off and only 28 per cent believe Ms Gillard has a mandate to introduce the tax without holding another election.

The poll reveals 62 per cent of people think the Greens, who negotiated the package with Labor and the independents, have too much influence over the Government, while 30 per cent say the Greens are working effectively.

It finds 81 per cent believe the carbon tax will have little or no impact on the environment and 67 per cent believe it will be bad for the economy compared with 22 per cent who think it will be good. (source)

What do the other 19% think the carbon tax will do, I wonder? And another online poll shows much the same (see image).

Labor are heading for a massive hiding at the next election, all because Gillard was so desperate to stay in power that she sold her soul and that of the party to the environmental extremists. The (Green) chickens are coming home to roost.


  1. Alan Simpson says:

    On the bright side, only on of them has to retire/defect to force an election.

    I am English, but if I were you, I’d be hoping at least one of your parasites finds a conscience.

    • The Loaded Dog says:

      The problem with parasites is that they don’t have a conscience…

    • Graham Richards says:

      This is completely off the carbon issue being espouse by our “dear leader”.
      Your statement Í am English’ comes across as an apology.
      Do not apologise for being English.
      The UK is in the poor shape it is, because the English have lost their pride in their country & culture.

  2. fred nerk says:

    Not likely, the P’s.O.S are bought and paid for political whores.There are other ways and means,passive resistance and civil disobedience to start with.Cheers CO2 is life

  3. Even if every ‘undecided’ goes over to the ‘yes’ vote, that still doesn’t give a majority.

    The war has been lost, hippies. Time to lay down your weapons and do something constructive with your life. Cleaning up some polluted rivers or planting some trees would be good – instead of trying to pull some marxist rubbish on the rest of us. Most people were awake to that caper while you were still in nappies.

  4. NikFromNYC says:

    Of rested case, lads and gentiles, I dutifully present…drum roll…the Nobel life of Randy Man Minus Wife:
    Tobacco farmer Gore’s six-fireplace palace: http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2010/05/exclusive-estimate-carbon-footprint-of.html
    And “BIO-solar” jet ski launch (and bachelor) pad yacht: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19PAXEzx1Uo

  5. Baldrick says:

    The Australian Labor Party and their complicit Green/Independent alliance are heading for political disaster. So far they’ve given us nothing, taken us backwards and want us to pay twice the price!

  6. Andrew McRae says:

    And the split is virtually unchanged after another 11,000 votes today.

    Results: Carbon tax

    Should Australia have a carbon tax?

    Yes 16.83% (11977 votes)
    No 83.17% (59181 votes)

    Total votes: 71158

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