More voters see Liberals as ‘divided’, the government as ‘out of touch with ordinary people’ and ‘too close to the big corporate and financial interests’

Labor has pulled 10 points ahead of the Coalition, and there has been a significant rise in voter perceptions that the Liberals federally are divided, according to the latest Guardian Essential poll ( here ).

As the government prepares to bring heavily contested changes to the Racial Discrimination Act to the Coalition party room on Tuesday, the new opinion survey puts Labor well ahead of the Coalition on a two-party preferred basis, 55% to 45%.

The latest poll also charts a 16% increase in voter perceptions that the Liberals are “divided” since that question was last asked in June 2016, just before last year’s federal election.

Voters are also more inclined than they were last June to characterise the government as being “too close to the big corporate and financial interests”, “out of touch with ordinary people” and “will promise to do anything to win votes” …

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