Essential poll: Morrison’s approval takes a hit from female voters while remaining unchanged with men

Essential poll: Morrison’s approval takes a hit from female voters while remaining unchanged with men

The Guardian

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Majority of voters support a range of actions to address gender inequality but there is still some division between women and men

Scott Morrison’s standing with female voters has taken a hit as the political crisis triggered by the mishandling of Brittany Higgins’ rape allegation became the water cooler issue for the electorate, with the prime minister’s approval rating down 10 points in a fortnight, and disapproval up by 10%.

The latest Guardian Essential poll confirms Morrison’s approval rating slipped from 62% to 57% in the past fortnight as the the prime minister sought to contain the fallout of federal parliament’s #MeToo moment – with the slide driven by Australian women.

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