A recent Galaxy poll all but put the final nail in the Gillard Labor government coffin at the weekend. In the nation's first female-only poll it was conclusively revealed that women voters are not falling for Gillard's claim that Tony Abbott is a misogynist and that 2 in 3 women are planning to vote enmasse for the coalition at the September 14 vote.
The poll also revealed that while women aren't falling for the misogynist tag, they are concerned about Abbott's views on abortion and also his negativity while in opposition.
Polling over the past several years has consistently shown a decline in support for the Labor-led minority government as voters are increasingly becoming disenfranchised with Gillard's leadership and poor economic performance. What is obvious is that this minority government experiment has failed miserably and that it should have never been formed in the first place following the 2010 election.
With the support of the Greens and Independents, Labor has tarnished its once proud reputation as the workers party and standing up for the little guy. The party has morphed into something that would have leaders of days gone by turning in their graves at what their legacy had become.
What is clear is that Labor and Gillard have shown complete discontempt for the Australian voter, we're not stupid and we don't forget. All you have to do is look at what happened in the Queensland elections last year for any guidance as to how voters feel when they're betrayed. Anna Bligh treated Queensland as her playground, privatising government assets, running up huge debt and the health debarcle that has cost Queensland taxpayers billions.
It's no secret that I'm a proud Liberal voter. I believe strongly in their economic credentials. When you have a strong economy everything else falls into place and prosperity blooms.
So what could Labor do today that would turn around their polling? From my point of view, the next few ideas would most certainly have them winning the election on September 14.
1. Remove the Carbon Tax.
2. Legalise Gay Marriage.
3. Re-enact the entire Howard Pacific Solution.
4. Pass on the previously proposed Company Tax Cuts.
5. Re-instate Kevin Rudd as the leader.
Even without doing points 1 to 4, just doing number 5 would be more than enough to get Labor across the line on September 14.
But of course, we live in the real world here, so believing that any of the above ideas will happen between now and the vote have as much chance of coming to fruition as it snowing in hell.