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January 2010
Real man versus metro man
Tuesday, 26 January 2010 13:56 | Written by Graham Young

Tony Abbott's election seems to have produced a step change in the political conversation and the early evidence says this is a problem for the government, although not necessarily a benefit for the opposition. This is demonstrated by a large drop in approval for the Prime Minister among a sample of 1,989 voters surveyed by my organisation but little net move in that of the Opposition Leader.

This is deceptive. When you look more closely at the Liberal figure there has been a large shift here too, but in composition rather than size with stronger approval figures from conservative Coalition voters and a drop in approval from the centre.