Party Trust to Handle Issues

Feb 17, 2015

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

 

Liberal

Labor

Greens

Don’t know

 

Difference

 

Difference

June 2014

Management of the economy

42%

25%

5%

28%

+17

+13

Ensuring a quality education for all children

28%

38%

8%

26%

-10

-15

Ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system

28%

38%

7%

27%

-10

-13

Protecting the environment

17%

16%

42%

25%

-25

-22

A fair industrial relations system

28%

38%

6%

28%

-10

-11

Political leadership

32%

25%

5%

37%

+7

+6

Addressing climate change

18%

19%

36%

28%

-17

-12

Controlling interest rates

36%

23%

5%

37%

+13

+12

Australian jobs and protection of local industries

28%

37%

6%

29%

-9

-12

Ensuring a quality water supply

25%

19%

26%

31%

+6

+5

Housing affordability

25%

31%

7%

37%

-6

-4

Ensuring a fair taxation system

31%

33%

6%

31%

-2

+1

Security and the war on terrorism

41%

22%

4%

33%

+19

+16

Treatment of asylum seekers

33%

20%

18%

29%

+13

+17

Managing population growth

32%

20%

9%

39%

+12

+10

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

The Liberal Party is trusted more to handle security and the war on terrorism (+19), management of the economy (+17), controlling interest rates (+13) and treatment of asylum seekers (+13). The Labor Party is trusted more to handle a quality education for all children (-10), ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system  (-10), a fair industrial relations system (-10) and Australian jobs and protection of local industries (-9).

There have been no substantial movements since this question was asked in June. Main changes have been an improvement for the Liberal Party on education (up net 5 points), the economy (up 4) and treatment of asylum seekers (down 4).