Government Promises

May 3, 2010

 Q. Compared to previous Federal Governments, do you think the Rudd Labor Government has been better or worse at keeping their promises?

  Total Labor voters Lib/Nat voters Greens voters
Total better 32% 62% 8% 44%
Total worse 42% 14% 72% 30%
A lot better 4% 10% * 6%
A little better 28% 52% 8% 38%
A little worse 15% 12% 16% 13%
A lot worse 27% 2% 61% 17%
No difference 20% 22% 11% 25%
Don’t know 6% 2% 2% 1%

 42% think the Rudd Labor Government has been worse at keeping their promises than previous government – 32% think they have been better.

Opinions split strongly according to voting intention. 62% of Labor voters think they are better, 14% worse. 77% of Liberal/National voters think they are worse and 8% better.

Older respondents were more likely to think the Rudd Government has been worse at keeping its promises – those aged 55+ split 27% better/58% worse while the under 35’s recorded 39% better/ 30% worse.

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