Rating of Independents

May 13, 2013

Q. Regardless of how you vote in federal elections, how would you rate the performance of the following Independent MPs in federal parliament?

 

Total good

Total bad

Very Good

Good

Bad

Very Bad

Don’t know

 

Oct 11

Total Good

Oct 11 Total Bad

Rob Oakeshott

30%

30%

6%

24%

14%

16%

41%

23%

34%

Tony Windsor

29%

29%

7%

22%

14%

15%

42%

23%

32%

Andrew Wilkie

28%

30%

4%

24%

17%

13%

42%

24%

34%

Bob Katter

26%

41%

4%

22%

19%

22%

34%

27%

36%

There were mixed opinions about the performance of the independents in Parliament. Respondents were similarly split over the performances of Rob Oakeshott, Tony Windsor and Andrew Wilkie but somewhat more negative about Bob Katter.

In NSW, Rob Oakeshott was rated 30% good/37% bad and Tony Windsor 29% good/36% bad. In Queensland Bob Katter was rated 33% good/36% bad.

Since this question was last asked in October 2011, the ratings of Rob Oakeshott, Tony Windsor and Andrew Wilkie have improved a little while Bob Katter’s has declined.