Voters don’t trust Morrison, but can Albanians win them?

For Marcus Horne, the 2022 Federal election campaign has been the most interesting one he has seen in a long time.

Even so, he still feels undecided.

We’ve got a Prime Minister that people don’t like and don’t trust. And we’ve got an aspirant that people don’t know much about,” Mr Horne, 78, told The New Daily.

Although there have been snippets of promise over the past couple of weeks, a lack of vision for the future of Australia is troubling Mr Horne.

He, along with five other undecided voters from across Australia, have been sharing their thoughts with TND as the election draws closer.

And while some find themselves leaning towards one side, others just can’t commit yet.

Here is what the Undecideds had to say this week.

Ming Johanson

40, small business owner

Electorate: Swan (WA)

Voting history: Swing voter

Voting issues: Small businesses, cost of living, aged care

How are you feeling about your vote this week?

“I’m pretty solid on Labor at the moment. Greens just feel like a pipe dream that’s never going to get achieved because there are a lot of Australians who don’t think the same. I would love those things, but I don’t think it’s realistic or economically responsible.

“Anything could still change, but Anthony Albanese had a conversation with Grace Tame and that engaged me a lot because I grew up in an environment where I was homeless when I was 17, and I grew up in an environment of domestic violence.

“So those two people interacting and the power of that message, and the fact that Albanian grew up with a single parent, he does genuinely know a lot of Australian voices that have never really been represented in our parliament.

“I think that would make some significant changes.”

Marcus Horne

78, retired

Electorate: Hunter (NSW)

Voting history: Liberal

Voting issues: Aged care, climate, employment, budget

How are you feeling about your vote this week?

“I think this has been the most interesting election we’ve had in a long time because we’ve got a Prime Minister that people don’t like and don’t trust. And we’ve got an aspirant that people don’t know much about.

“The campaign this week has made me all the more undecided and I think it’s having the same effect on a lot of people. From the people I talk to – the local butcher, the guy that delivers our groceries – people are undecided.

“There’s a lot of indecision and you’ve got the independents popping up and they’re adding a bit of confusion to the mix.

“There’s no vision there. No one is coming up with a big, broad picture of where we will put Australia in three, four or five years. A lot of people are tinkering at the edges and doing little things and trying to win votes that way, but there’s no big picture.

“I can’t see any great vision for Australia, unfortunately. And that’s depressing and that disappoints me.”

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