AUSTRALIA’S reigning queen is the most popular Australian politician and the biggest cheerleader in the country’s political culture, according to a new survey.
The ABC asked more than 100 Australians to rate the popularity of the Australian Federal Government, including the current head of the Senate, Senator Jacqui Lambie, as well as six other top politicians including prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, Treasurer Scott Morrison and Immigration Minister Peter Dutton.
The results were revealed as Senator Lambie held a press conference in Canberra to announce the Government’s new $2 billion housing fund.
“I’m not here to defend my country but to defend the people of Australia, especially in the current political climate,” Ms Lambie said.
“If we can have more of a positive and positive political climate, it will be a much better place for us to live in.”
The ABC/Reuters poll also found the Government would lose its majority if Labor won the election.
The Government would get a majority of 49.8 per cent of the votes in the Senate but a majority with less than 50 per cent, the survey found.
The Senate will be returned to its normal balance on May 13, with the Government having a majority, 52.1 per cent.
The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.9 per cent for the final result.
It is the first time the ABC/Getty Images/AAP poll has asked about political attitudes and was conducted between July 25 and August 5, 2018.
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