Abbott’s unpopularity is a matter of trust

If only the government had done a better job at communicating the fiscal crisis; if only the ABC were more supportive. Alas, neither of these is Tony Abbott’s real problem.

What explains the fact that according to every opinion poll, the Abbott government has had the most dramatic slide in popularity of any newly elected government in recent history? What explains the fact that Tony Abbott, again according to every opinion poll, is the most unpopular prime minister in many decades, even more unpopular than was Julia Gillard at the nadir of her time as PM?

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