Australians’ distrust of Morrison turning them off government

Scott Morrison

Australians say Scott Morrison is the nation’s least trustworthy politician, as new figures show he is presiding over a nation losing trust in the Prime Minister but also government more broadly. The role Mr Morrison has played personally in attracting public criticism, but also the way in which his polarising leadership has changed the way many Australians view politics is outlined in new Roy Morgan research released this week. Contained within a wider analysis of public sentiment to government, the study showed which MPs are least trusted by Australians. Many are on the Coalition leadership team. Prime Minister Scott Morrison is the nation’s most distrusted, with Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce in second and Defence Minister Peter Dutton rounding out the ‘winner’s’ circle. Labor, by contrast, dominated most trusted in the snap survey, taken by Roy Morgan in March. South Australian Senator Penny Wong came in first. Party leader Anthony Albanese is now in second place, up from eighth in 2020 research.

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