Women still unsure about Abbott: poll

Only one in three women are preparing to vote for Labor, despite holding concerns about Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, a new poll reveals.

The women-only Galaxy poll, published in the Sunday Telegraph, found that only 36 per cent of women were preparing to vote Labor.

This is despite the poll showing that 62 per cent of women have concerns about Mr Abbott.

Forty-four per cent reported reservations about the opposition leader saying ‘no to everything’, while 39 per cent cited feeling disquiet about his views on abortion.

The majority said his status as a family man would have no bearing on their vote, with only 13 per cent saying they were more likely to vote for him due to his experience with marriage and rising kids.

‘Female voters are supporting the Liberal Party despite concerns about Tony Abbott,’ Galaxy’s David Briggs told the Daily Telegraph.

‘Among females aged 18-34 years, 46 per cent are concerned about the opposition leader’s views on abortion.’

As to claims Mr Abbott is a misogynist – 44 per cent disagree he is, while 25 per cent agree.

Meanwhile 44 per cent of the 800 women said Prime Minister Julia Gillard was a strong role model, compared to 43 per cent who called her a ‘disappointment’.

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