Party trust to handle issues

Jun 7, 2016

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

  Liberal Labor Don’t know   NET NET

May 2016

Security and the war on terrorism 39% 21% 40%   +18 +23
Management of the economy 39% 27% 34%   +12 +20
Controlling interest rates 35% 23% 42%   +12 +12
Political leadership 34% 26% 40%   +8 +11
Managing population growth 31% 23% 46%   +8 +11
Treatment of asylum seekers 32% 28% 40%   +4 +8
Ensuring a quality water supply 27% 28% 46%   -1
Ensuring a fair taxation system 30% 35% 35%   -5 -8
Housing affordability 27% 35% 39%   -8 -10
Addressing climate change 25% 35% 40%   -10 -11
A fair industrial relations system 28% 39% 33%   -11 -12
Protecting Australian jobs and protection of local industries 27% 39% 34%   -12 -13
Protecting the environment 23% 35% 41%   -12 -12
Ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system 26% 39% 35%   -13 -11
Ensuring a quality education for all children 26% 40% 34%   -14 -11

The Liberal Party is trusted more to handle security and the war on terrorism (+18), management of the economy (+12) and controlling interest rates (+12).

The labor Party is trusted more to handle ensuring a quality education (+14%) and ensuring the quality of the health system (+13).

Since this question was asked last month, Labor has improved its position on management of the economy (up 8) and security and the war on terrorism (up 5).