Better or worse under Liberal/National Government

Sep 16, 2013

Q. Under the new Liberal/National Government, do you expect the following will get better or worse?

 

Total

better

Total worse

 

A lot better

A little better

Stay much the same

A little worse

A lot worse

Don’t know

Political leadership

42%

31%

23%

19%

26%

13%

18%

2%

Trust in Government

36%

36%

16%

20%

27%

14%

22%

2%

Unemployment

27%

37%

8%

19%

34%

19%

18%

2%

The economy overall

38%

30%

17%

21%

30%

16%

14%

2%

The cost of living

27%

40%

9%

18%

32%

20%

20%

1%

Interest rates

17%

31%

6%

11%

49%

18%

13%

3%

Health services

23%

42%

8%

15%

34%

20%

22%

2%

Job security

22%

43%

7%

15%

32%

21%

22%

3%

Workers rights and conditions

18%

47%

7%

11%

33%

20%

27%

2%

Company profits

47%

14%

15%

32%

34%

7%

7%

4%

The environment

18%

39%

7%

11%

40%

16%

23%

2%

Education and schools

25%

41%

7%

18%

32%

19%

22%

2%

Public services

20%

45%

7%

13%

34%

21%

24%

2%

Benefits for people on Government support – such as pensioners and the unemployed

19%

44%

7%

12%

35%

21%

23%

2%

Your personal financial situation

22%

35%

7%

15%

42%

18%

17%

1%

Respondents were more likely to expect political leadership, the economy overall and company profits will get better under the new Liberal/National Government. Trust in Government was just as likely to get better as get worse. All other issues tested were thought to be more likely to get worse – especially workers rights and conditions, public services, benefits for people on Government support, job security and health services.