Party trust to handle important election issues

Nov 19, 2012

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

 

ALP

Libs

Greens

Don’t know

Difference
19
Nov 12

Difference
18
Jun 12

Management of the economy

31%

45%

2%

22%

-14

-18

Ensuring a quality education for all children

38%

33%

4%

24%

+5

-2

Ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system

32%

35%

7%

25%

-3

-6

Protecting the environment

19%

22%

38%

21%

+16

+17

A fair industrial relations system

41%

32%

4%

23%

+9

+6

Political leadership

26%

38%

6%

30%

-12

-16

Addressing climate change

22%

23%

32%

24%

+9

+7

Controlling interest rates

28%

39%

3%

30%

-11

-18

Protecting Australian jobs and protection of local industries

34%

36%

4%

27%

-2

-6

Ensuring a quality water supply

21%

28%

23%

27%

-7

-12

Housing affordability

28%

33%

5%

33%

-5

-11

Ensuring a fair taxation system

30%

39%

4%

27%

-9

-10

Security and the war on terrorism

25%

40%

4%

31%

-15

-22

Treatment of asylum seekers

20%

38%

13%

29%

-18

-20

Managing population growth

22%

37%

6%

35%

-15

-19

Note – Differences are calculated by subtracting Liberal % from Labor % – except for the two issues on which the Greens lead in which case it is Greens minus Liberal.

Labor leads the Liberal Party on ensuring a quality education for all children and a fair industrial relations system. The Liberal Party has maintained strong leads on management of the economy, controlling interest rates, political leadership, security and the war on terrorism, treatment of asylum seekers and managing population growth.

There is little difference between Labor and the Liberals on ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system and protecting Australian jobs and protection of local industries. Since June, there has been a shift in Labor’s favour on most issues – especially, ensuring a quality education for all children, controlling interest rates, housing affordability and security and the war on terrorism.