Can Turnbull save the carbon price?

There is a belief amongst supporters of the carbon price that Tony Abbott's unpopularity with the electorate will lead the Coalition to turn to Malcolm Turnbull and save the carbon price. Could this dream possibly come true?

With Labor’s slight improvement in the polls, and Abbott being made to look like a dill in recent interviews (see 7.30 Report and AM), I find myself in conversations with optimistic people unwilling to concede that the carbon price will die.

This often involves the following chain of logic:

1. Over the next few months it will become apparent to the electorate that the impact of the carbon tax is nothing like what Abbott has been saying.



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