The incumbent government, if polls are to be believed, isn’t terribly popular. Mind you, if the same polls are to be believed, the NBN is wildly popular, with nearly three-quarters of the surveyed population being behind the project.
The research, undertaken by Essential Media asked 1874 Australians about a range of government policies, asking them whether they supported them or not. 35 per cent strongly supported the NBN, and 38 per cent supported it for a total of 73 per cent support.
In the nay camp sat 9 per cent strongly against and 10 per cent opposed, while a further 8 per cent didn’t really know. Still, that marks the NBN out as the most popular of government policies; comparatively, the Minerals Resource Rent Tax was only good for a combined 57 per cent, and the Carbon Pricing Scheme only mustered 44 per cent support.