Women abandon Coalition, with fewer than one in three backing it, Essential poll shows

Women abandon Coalition, with fewer than one in three backing it, Essential poll shows

The Guardian

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After months of damaging revelations, the female primary vote falls to 31%

Women are abandoning the Morrison government in the wake of parliament’s #MeToo moment, with the latest Guardian Essential poll showing fewer than one in three giving their primary vote to the Coalition.

In mid-January the female primary vote peaked at 37% for the Coalition compared with 33% for Labor but, after months of damaging revelations about the government’s attitude towards women triggered by the mishandling of Brittany Higgins’ rape allegation, this has now collapsed to 31%. Labor’s primary vote among women is now 37%.

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