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.
Tony Abbott $1.60
Malcolm Turnbull $2.75
Scott Morrison $7
Julie Bishop $8