Strong support in principle for an indigenous voice in parliament; a largely positive response to the Jobs Summit from those who watched it; and no sign of the glitter coming off of Anthony Albanese.
Time for a new open thread post, though I don’t have much to post. There is always the US pollster Morning Consult’s follow-up poll on Anthony Albanese’s approval, which continues to show no significant change since June, with Albanese currently at 60% approval and 27% disapproval. This gives him the third best result out of 22 international leaders followed by the pollster, behind India’s Nahendra Modi and Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
There are also two new sets of complementary results from last week’s Resolve Strategic survey in Age/Herald:
• A series of questions on the results of the Jobs Summit published on Saturday had favorable results for negotiating multi-employers, more TAFE places and allowing older Australians to earn more before losing old-age pension, but only 34% is in favor of increased immigration. , with 33% against. Only 24% described themselves as “definitely aware” of the recent Jobs Summit, compared to 38% “vaguely aware” and 38% ignorant. 36% agreed that they had achieved their (non-political) goals compared to 19% who disagreed and 46% who were undecided or neutral.
• The Age/Herald had another result yesterday that showed a 64-36 break in favor of a constitutionally enshrined indigenous voice, evidently based on a forced response. Clear majorities were recorded in all states, and while there is no reason to doubt this, the sample from Tasmania, especially, would obviously have been extremely small.