Australian voters tend to support Greens: Opposition

10:43, June 06, 2010      

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Voters were disappointed with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd but they have not yet decided to support the coalition and were instead "parking" their vote with the Greens, Liberal front-bencher Christopher Pyne said on Sunday.

"The Greens are the recipients of a period of transition at the moment, between people that are very disappointed with the Labor party but haven't yet decided to support the coalition," Pyne told Network Ten.

"There are a large body of people who are parking their vote with the Greens because they are deeply disappointed with the prime minister."

Rudd's popularity was faltering because of broken promises, Pyne said.

"Because of the promises he made to them before the last election which he has quite blithely broken throughout his term, culminating in the shelving of the greatest moral challenge of all time... the emissions trading scheme."

The proposed resources super-profits tax was a disaster for Rudd whether he stood by it or compromised, Pyne said.

The Galaxy Poll, published in Brisbane's Courier-Mail newspaper on Saturday has showed Labor with 48 percent of the two-party preferred vote, lagging behind the coalition with 52 percent.

Polling found 52 percent of those surveyed thought Rudd was more talk than action.



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