Attributes of the Labor Party

Mar 21, 2017

Q. Here is a list of things both favourable and unfavourable that have been said about various political parties. Which statements do you feel fit the Labor Party?

  Total Change   Jul 2009 April 2011 Aug 2013 Nov 2015 Mar 2016 Jun 2016
Will promise to do anything to win votes 63% -1   57% 72% 65% 64% 62% 64%
Looks after the interests of working people 61% +5     39% 53% 55% 50% 56%
Moderate 58% +4   65% 51% 48% 56% 47% 54%
Understands the problems facing Australia 52% +3   62% 40% 50% 48% 43% 49%
Have a vision for the future 52% +4     43% 49% 42% 40% 48%
Out of touch with ordinary people 50% +4   44% 61% 51% 52% 53% 46%
Have good policies 50% +4       46% 42% 38% 46%
Divided 49%   30% 66% 66% 58% 54% 49%
Clear about what they stand for 47% +4     28% 38% 37% 35% 43%
Has a good team of leaders 41% +2   60% 34% 36% 33% 30% 39%
Too close to the big corporate and financial interests 40% +5     46% 31% 37% 35% 35%
Trustworthy 35% +2       30% 34% 29% 33%
Keeps its promises 34% +3   44% 20% 27% 29% 28% 31%
Extreme 28% -2   25% 38% 34% 30% 35% 30%

 

The Labor Party’s main attributes were – will promise anything to win votes (63%), looks after the interests of working people (61%) and moderate (58%).

Since this question was asked in June last year, overall there has been a small improvement in most positive attributes. The main changes have been for looks after the interest of working people (up 5%) and too close to the big corporate and financial interests (up 5+).

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