New polling shows Tony Abbott, Federal Member for Warringah, is out of touch with his electorate on issues of coal, renewable energy and climate change – and his electorate know it.
The Australia Institute commissioned a ReachTEL poll of 615 people in the electorate of Warringah, which was conducted on 11 July 2018.
- Majority (59%) of respondents want Australia to stay in the Paris Agreement, only 35.6%% of respondents want Australia to pull out of the agreement.
- Most voters in Warringah (48%) want the Government’s emissions target increased from 26-28%.
- Only 23.9% of respondents want a lower emissions target.
- Half (50%) of Tony Abbott’s electorate disagree with his views on coal, renewable energy and climate change, only 36% agree.
“While attitudes to climate change differ in degrees, the vast majority of Australians want our government to play a constructive role in finding a global solution to climate change.” said Ben Oquist, Executive Director of The Australia Institute.
“The public certainly do not want Australia to take a wrecking-ball approach.
“The good news is that renewables are now cheaper than coal and when combined with storage and smart technology can bring costs down and provide power for everyone.”