Trust to handle the economy

May 6, 2014

Q. Who would you trust most to handle Australia’s economy – The Treasurer Joe Hockey or the Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Joe Hockey

33%

6%

73%

1%

21%

Chris Bowen

27%

53%

5%

42%

22%

Don’t know

41%

41%

22%

57%

57%

33% of Australians most trust Joe Hockey to handle Australia’s economy. 27% most trust Chris Bowen. The largest proportion of Australian’s selected ‘don’t know’ (41%).

Although Labor voters were more likely to select Chris Bowen (53%), 41% still selected ‘don’t know’.

Lib/Nat voters were more likely to select Joe Hockey (73%), but 22% still picked ‘don’t know’.

Green voters were more likely to select Chris Bowen, with the majority (57%) selecting don’t know.

So where is the Left?

Oct 26, 2010

First Published on The Drum 26/10/2010

If political progressives want to stop the ALP from drifting to the Right, energetically backing the decision to move women and children out of immigration detention looks like a good place to start.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Immigration minister Chris Bowen took the new minority government’s first truly brave decision last week, yet all they got was a sullen acceptance from a Left still acting like jilted lovers after the disappointments of the election campaign.

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