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 The ABC’s “Vote Compass” will be tested

15.05.19. You need to have boundless adoration and faith in everything Aunty promulgates about all things political or socially contentious to swallow this guff. Well, …we do know that more than 80 per cent of Australians listen to and are happy to get their biased news from their ABC because Ita Bumfluff Buttrose said so.
If this “Vote Compass” is even partly correct it means that the ‘younger voters’ have agreed with Bill Shorten’s knowledge about recharging an electric car—”eight to ten minutes” he claimed! The following compendium is a flow of adolescent twaddle skewed by the understanding from Aunty’s classroom. And so the lemmings race for the precipice again!
A majority of Coalition, Labor and Greens voters all want more government action on climate change, Vote Compass data has found.A majority of voters also support more renewable energy, a higher uptake of electric cars and a price on carbon, with renewables amassing the most support.
Source: ABC 

Federal election 2019: Vote Compass finds broad desire for more action on climate change

More than 80 per cent of Australians want the Government to take more action on climate change, up 20 percentage points since 2013.
Strikingly, support for more action was almost universal among Labor and Greens voters, the strongest response to any Vote Compass question during this election.
Nearly 60 per cent of Coalition voters agreed with the desire for more climate action.
One Nation supporters were more divided — more action was their most common response (40 per cent), closely followed by less action (34 per cent).
Support for government tackling climate change is rising
As a part of its climate solutions package, the Coalition is committed to Australia’s Paris Agreement target of reducing emissions by 26 to 28 per cent by 2030.
Labor has promised to cut emissions by 45 per cent by 2030 and ensure half of Australia’s energy comes from renewable sources.
Rosemary Lyster, co-director of the Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law at the University of Sydney law school, said Australians were understanding that the Paris targets were a modest contribution, not only on Australia’s part, but on all countries.
“I think the Coalition is sticking to their climate policies and the electorate is a bit more sceptical about whether or not we’re going to achieve emissions reductions through those policies,” she said.
The desire for more action was even stronger among young Australians.
More young voters want climate action than older voters
On the surface, the mood for climate action detected in Vote Compass was higher than was reported in two surveys conducted in 2018, where 56 per cent and 62 per cent said Australia was not doing enough to address climate change. Those questions, however, were about “Australian” action overall while Vote Compass asked specifically about “the Federal Government”.
Voters back renewable energy and electric cars
Nearly 90 per cent wanted to see more renewable energy, including a majority of voters from all parties.
Three quarters wanted to see the Government do more to increase the number of electric cars, though Coalition voters were more uncertain than left-leaning voters.
Professor Lyster said people found the idea of technological and innovation solutions very appealing.
“They see that as contributing to the economy and they see lots more jobs, which is good for the economy,” she said.
Strongest support for more renewable energy
Proportion of More/Less or Agree/Disagree Vote Compass responses to each question/statement
Based on 513,335 respondents to Vote Compass between April 10 and May 12, 2019; electric car question of the day based on 137,226 respondents
Neither the Coalition nor Labor is promising a price on carbon this election, though voters now broadly favour one.
About 70 per cent of respondents back a price on carbon emissions, up from 63 per cent in 2016 and only 46 per cent in 2013.
Climate change took centre stage in that election, when Opposition leader Tony Abbott promised to “axe the tax” — Labor’s carbon pricing scheme.
The Greens promised net zero emissions by 2040, via a range of mechanisms that include a price on carbon.
About the data
• Vote Compass responses have been weighted by gender, age, education, language, religion, place of residence and past vote to match the Australian population, creating a nationally representative sample.
• The sample size for this report is 513,335 respondents and 137,226 respondents for the electric car question of the day
• Find about more about the methodology in this explainer.

{ 10 comments… add one }
  • Thunder 15/05/2019, 5:44 am

    More lying drivel from “their” ABC.

    The Robotic voting must have run 24 hours a day.

    Helped by the Endless Insanity of the Watermelons, Green outside, Soviet RED inside.

  • Pensioner Pete 15/05/2019, 6:00 am

    Quote: “More than 80 per cent of Australians want the Government to take more action on climate change, up 20 percentage points since 2013”

    I don’t, and my network of friends, relatives and acquaintances do not either.

    We want action on education, immigration, health services, pensions, the restoration of Australia’s sovereignty, for starters. Chuck in dis-engagement from the UN and we have a nice package of required actions.

  • Geoff 15/05/2019, 6:56 am

    I call bulldust on this poll. I had the time to answer their questions around 20 times using 20 different answers to all questions.
    How many times did Getup and their ilk respond I can only wonder.
    These days polls such as this are useless.
    Fake results.

  • DT 15/05/2019, 7:33 am

    After reading how Mansion manipulated the polls to get at firstly Brendan Nelson and later Tony Abbott, and how he kept them appearing stronger for him as leader than the Opposition Leader but not good enough for the Coalition, to keep colleagues from pushing for a leadership spill, I will never trusted a political poll again.

  • Penguinite 15/05/2019, 8:14 am

    There’s only one reason it’s called a Compass. It’s because the questions are so loaded that the interviewee always ends up favoring the Labor/Green cabal! No wonder the kids are confused! What I find very very interesting is that Nigel Farage is having similar problems with the UK’s BBC!!

    • Lorraine 15/05/2019, 8:25 am

      Nigel Farage called the interviewer out told him what total rot his question was, if only SCOMO or someone would call out the ABC . Polls conducted on my newsfeed on face book are pro. the Government. Lets see the results for Saturday, Bill Shorten and his lies , the policies for change, as mentioned on Jones and Credlin last night, must not win.

      • Penguinite 15/05/2019, 9:41 am

        Agree 1000% (impossible I know it was just for extra emphasis)! I noticed that a few of our MM correspondents are promoting a theory that we should put all the main parties last and favor independents. I just don’t see that working. Mainly because we just can’t trust the independence of independents! Not even Clive Palmer. When push comes to shove they’re all in it for THEM!

  • Jarrah 15/05/2019, 8:27 am

    We are been fed bullshit and lied to constantly. I saw the other day that climate change crap only has 3% support in the USA. I would suggest support for action in this country is being seriously overstated, we are being conned by the marxist destroyers who are on a self wealth trip and vested interests and wealth redistribution. Its socialism folks.

  • Botswana O'Hooligan 15/05/2019, 2:12 pm

    Penguinite, there could be a lot of logic in that, putting the LNP and Labor last, especially in the Senate for people like PHON, Fraser Anning, Katter et al. are more likely to block the excesses of climate change, renewable energy, immigration, the probable 200,000 family reunions, and stuff like that than is possible for the LNP anyhow. Labor are a lay down misere to waltz home on Saturday so the only possible way we have to counteract labor and the Greens is in the Senate. LNP how to vote literature arriving in the post here in Qld. gives Clive second slot so the LNP are doing a Richardson, whatever it takes.

  • Neville 16/05/2019, 1:29 am

    “Vote Compass” indeed! Utter bullshit. Probably approved by Bull Shitten.
    All it is, is a A(LP)BC method of getting (and probably passing on) the names and emails of all the non-lefty-greeny-labor types that are too stupid to see through their little game, and self-select to assist in their own downfall.

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