Coalition on the drift after rejecting same-sex marriage


Coalition on the drift after rejecting same-sex marriage

The Coalition has been eased from $1.50 to $1.77 in Federal election betting after last night knocking back a free vote on same-sex marriage.

It marks the second major hit taken by the Abbott Government in the past month, following the Bronwyn Bishop expenses saga.

“It has been a month from hell for the Coalition, leading punters to load up on the ALP in recent days,” said William Hill’s Tim Ashworth.

“The Coalition’s conservative approach to same-sex marriage could see the ALP take over as favourites in the coming weeks,” Ashworth said.

The ALP have shortened from $2.40 to $2.05 with William Hill.

Abbott’s decision to call a snap-debate on the issue has heaped pressure on himself, drawing criticism from Julie Bishop and Malcolm Turnbull.

He has softened from $1.36 to $1.60 to be Prime Minister at the next Federal election.


Winning Party – House of Representatives

Coalition $1.77

ALP $2.05


Prime Minister at next Federal election

Tony Abbott $1.60

Malcolm Turnbull $2.75

Scott Morrison $7

Julie Bishop $8

Others $67+


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