According to this week’s Nielsen poll, women (38%) were slightly more likely to support than Coalition than men (36%). Newspoll doesn’t routinely report by gender, but a pooling of polls between April and September this year found identical rates of male and female Coalition support.
The conventional wisdom is that this is set to change:
He [Abbott] has a serious problem with women voters
Abbott, who is deeply unpopular with female voters due to his hardline and aggressive Catholicism…
…his conservative social views make him divisive among voters, particularly women.
He’s taken a stand on a number of issues that would certainly alienate, has the potential to alienate, especially female voters.