Party trust to handle issues

May 24, 2016

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

  Liberal Labor Don’t know   Difference
Security and the war on terrorism 42% 19% 39%   +23
Management of the economy 42% 22% 36%   +20
Controlling interest rates 34% 22% 44%   +12
Political leadership 36% 25% 40%   +11
Managing population growth 33% 22% 45%   +11
Treatment of asylum seekers 33% 25% 41%   +8
Ensuring a quality water supply 26% 26% 47%  
Ensuring a fair taxation system 27% 35% 38%   -8
Housing affordability 25% 35% 40%   -10
Ensuring a quality education for all children 28% 39% 34%   -11
Ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system 26% 37% 37%   -11
Addressing climate change 22% 33% 45%   -11
Protecting the environment 22% 34% 43%   -12
A fair industrial relations system 27% 39% 34%   -12
Protecting Australian jobs and protection of local industries 26% 39% 35%   -13

The Liberal Party is trusted more to handle security and the war of terrorism (+23), management of the economy (+20) and controlling interest rates (+12).

The Labor Party is trusted more to handle protecting jobs and local industries (+13), a fair industrial relations system (+12) and protecting the environment (+12).