Party trust to handle issues

Jun 19, 2018

Q. Which party would you trust most to handle the following issues?

  Liberal Labor Don’t know   Differ-ence Differ-ence

Jan 2018

Security and the war on terrorism 42% 25% 33%   +17 +18
Management of the economy 39% 33% 28%   +6 +10
Controlling interest rates 35% 29% 36%   +6 +4
Political leadership 34% 32% 34%   +2 -2
Managing population growth 32% 30% 38%   +2 +3
Ensuring a quality water supply 30% 31% 39%   -1 +1
Treatment of asylum seekers 31% 33% 36%   -2 +1
Addressing climate change 26% 33% 41%   -7 -14
Ensuring a fair taxation system 30% 38% 32%   -8 -11
Ensuring a quality education for all children 30% 39% 31%   -9 -11
Housing affordability 26% 35% 39%   -9 -12
Protecting the environment 26% 35% 39%   -9 -12
Ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system 30% 40% 30%   -10 -11
Protecting Australian jobs and protection of local industries 28% 38% 33%   -10 -10
A fair industrial relations system 28% 40% 32%   -12 -13

 

The Liberal Party is trusted more to handle security and the war on terrorism (+17, down 1 since January), management of the economy (+6, down 4) and controlling interest rates (+6, up 2).

 

The Labor Party is trusted more to handle a fair industrial relations system (+12, down 1), protecting Australian jobs and protection of local industries (+10, no change) and ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system  (+10, down 1).

 

Since this question was asked in January, the Labor Party has improved its position against the Liberal Party on management of the economy (up 4) while losing ground on addressing climate change (down 7).

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