Government performance

Aug 15, 2017

 Q. How would you rate the performance of the Turnbull Coalition Government in their handling of the following issues?

  Total good Total poor   Very good Good Average Poor Very poor Don’t know
Protecting Australia from terrorism 46% 16%   13% 33% 32% 7% 9% 5%
Managing the economy 30% 27%   7% 23% 38% 13% 14% 5%
Treatment of asylum seekers 30% 32%   11% 19% 33% 13% 19% 6%
Reducing the budget deficit 24% 34%   5% 19% 36% 18% 16% 6%
Funding health services and hospitals 22% 40%   4% 18% 33% 22% 18% 5%
Funding schools 21% 34%   4% 17% 37% 20% 14% 7%
Funding universities 20% 40%   5% 15% 32% 21% 19% 8%
Protecting the natural environment 19% 39%   5% 14% 36% 21% 18% 7%
Addressing climate change 19% 40%   6% 13% 35% 19% 21% 7%
A fair tax system 19% 38%   4% 15% 36% 19% 19% 6%
Implementing the NBN 18% 46%   3% 15% 31% 22% 24% 5%
Ensuring reliable and affordable energy 17% 51%   4% 13% 27% 22% 29% 5%

Overall, respondents think the Government is doing a poor job of handling key issues. On all items but two, respondents were more likely to think the Government’s handling of issues was poor.

The only positive issues were protecting Australia from terrorism (46% good/16% poor) and managing the economy (30% good/27% poor).

They believed the Government was doing a particularly poor job of ensuring reliable and affordable energy (17% good/51% poor) and implementing the NBN (18% good/46% poor).

Only 19% think the Government is doing a good job of handling a fair tax system (38% poor).

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