During the weekend I was yarning to staunch Liberal supporters in several states, and I have never seen so much anger with a Coalition prime minister.
It’s not the potential increase in income taxes via a levy that angers them but rather the fact that they were misled by their leader. The main weapon Tony Abbott used against Julia Gillard was that she lied over the carbon tax. And he could not have made it clearer that there would be no rises in income taxes in his government. And it was that message of trust and predictability that Liberals delivered around the country. Their supporters now feel betrayed.