Political, media class out of step with voters

Political, media class out of step with voters, by Chris Kenny.

Think of the media games played to support Labor. Channel 10, the ABC and other green Left media companies pushed the so-called “Watergate” scandal yet failed to interrogate Bill Shorten’s uncosted climate and energy policies. …

Labor proposed a vast plan of increased taxation at a time of economic peril and dressed it up in old-fashioned class warfare rhetoric — underestimating the public. …

When you look at how conservative voters are demonised on social media, mocked by the public broadcasters and marginalised in political debate, is it any wonder that opinion polls consistently underestimate support for right-of-centre parties?

People tend not to disclose their right-of-centre voting intentions at barbecues and footy matches because they know it can invite the stamp of the devil on their forehead. And it has long been clear this “Tory shyness” extends to responses to opinion pollsters …

While the green Left whip themselves into a lather of self-confidence and hubris based on mutual reassurance in their Canberra and media bubbles, mainstream voters quietly consider the issues. If you only watched the ABC and read Nine Media newspapers, you could not have the information required to make an informed decision, let alone be exposed to realistic analysis. If you relied on Twitter, you would be expecting Richard Di Natale to form government.

Philip is optimistic:

There really is a sense that we are on the cusp of a people’s ‘push back’. It is the gender and migration issues that are stemming the PC tide. They were steps too far. What seemed unstoppable suddenly seems unsustainable.