28 Oct Austin Gatt’s unpopularity dragging GonziPN lower – what the Sunday Times failed to ask
It is Austin Gatt’s unpopularity which has been dragging the PN lower at the polls.
Now that the PN has taken a strong stand vis-a-vis dissenting backbenchers, nothing has changed in the surveys. If anything things got worse, even though the PN electoral machine is at ful speed.
According to Maltatoday survey, Austin Gatt is not only the most unpopular Minister, but he also forms part of a PN government which is trailing Labour by a grand 12%. At the time of BWSC and Arriva, Austin Gatt had already been the most unpopular for some years.
Two weeks ago I had pointed out that the Sunday Times carried a very biased survey, which did not ask respondents any question about Austin Gatt.
Freedom of expression is sacred, but its abuse is bad, especially when it has the aim to destroy people, by twisting facts or maliciously biased news.
The Deputy Leadership opportunity is a golden one for the PN as long as it is conducted in a democratic and balanced way and it is accompanied by the departure of Austin Gatt. As long as he is around, Austin Gatt will continue to overshadow any positive steps by the PN.