G20

Nov 25, 2014

Q. Australia hosted the G20 summit of world leaders in Brisbane last weekend. Which of the following is closest to your view? 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

18 Nov

The G20 summit delivered real outcomes for Australia and the global economy

26%

23%

40%

24%

13%

16%

The G20 was an expensive talk fest, it’s unlikely to change anything

55%

63%

43%

65%

72%

62%

Don’t know

18%

14%

17%

11%

15%

21%

55% were more likely to agree that the G20 is an expensive talk fest, it’s unlikely to change anything and 26% agreed more that the G20 summit delivered real outcomes for Australia and the global economy. This represents a shift to a slightly more positive view of the G20 since this question was asked over the weekend of the G20.

Prime Minister’s performance at G20

Nov 25, 2014

Q. How would you rate the Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s performance at the G20?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Total good

31%

11%

67%

4%

15%

Total poor

37%

59%

6%

75%

46%

Very good

9%

2%

22%

6%

Good

22%

9%

45%

4%

9%

Neither good nor poor

24%

23%

21%

20%

31%

Poor

13%

19%

6%

17%

15%

Very poor

24%

40%

*

58%

31%

Don’t know

9%

7%

5%

1%

9%

31% think that Tony Abbott’s performance at the G20 was good and 37% think it was poor – 24% think it was neither good nor poor.

Those most likely to rate his performance good were Liberal/National voters (67%) and respondents aged 65+ (52%).

Opinion of G20

Nov 18, 2014

Q. Australia is hosting the G20 summit of world leaders in Brisbane on the weekend of 15th and 16th November. Which of the following is closest to your view? 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

The G20 summit will deliver real outcomes for Australia and the global economy

16%

16%

23%

8%

9%

The G20 is an expensive talk fest, it’s unlikely to change anything

62%

66%

54%

75%

79%

Don’t know

21%

18%

23%

17%

11%

62% were more likely to agree that the G20 is an expensive talk fest, it’s unlikely to change anything.

Those most likely to favour this statement were aged 55+ (72%) and live in Queensland (72%).

Importance of G20

Oct 28, 2014

Q. In November, Australia will host the G20, an annual meeting of the leaders of the 20 major economies of the world to discuss economic issues.  How important do you think the G20 meeting is to Australia’s economy?

 

 Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

Jun 2014

Total important

73%

77%

79%

82%

60%

72%

 
Total not important

17%

14%

16%

14%

33%

20%

 
Very important

29%

27%

36%

31%

22%

29%

 
Somewhat important

44%

50%

43%

51%

38%

43%

 
Not very important

12%

9%

14%

9%

20%

14%

 
Not at all important

5%

5%

2%

5%

13%

6%

 
Don’t know

10%

10%

5%

4%

7%

9%

 

73% think the G20 meeting is very or somewhat important to Australia’s economy and 17% think it is not very or not at all important. These figures have changed little since this question was asked in June.

A substantial majority of all voters groups think it is very/somewhat important. There were no major demographic differences.

Putin at G20

Jul 29, 2014

Q. Based on Russia’s response to the shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine, do you think the Russian President, Vladimir Putin should be allowed to attend the G20 meeting in Brisbane in November? 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Should be allowed to attend

29%

32%

26%

37%

27%

Should not be allowed to attend

49%

47%

54%

44%

51%

Don’t know

23%

21%

20%

19%

22%

About half (49%) of respondents think that based on Russia’s response to the shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine, the Russian President, Vladimir Putin should not be allowed to attend the G20 meeting in Brisbane in November and 29% think he should be allowed to attend.

Although Liberal/National voters were a little more likely to think he should not be allowed to attend (54%), there were not major differences by voting intention.

58% of those aged 55+ think he should not be allowed to attend while those aged under 35 were more evenly divided (34% allow/37% not allow).

Importance of G20

Jun 17, 2014

Q. In November, Australia will host the G20, an annual meeting of the leaders of the 20 major economies of the world to discuss economic issues.  How important do you think the G20 meeting is to Australia’s economy? 

 

 Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total important

72%

71%

79%

74%

65%

Total not important

20%

21%

16%

20%

29%

Very important

29%

29%

31%

28%

27%

Somewhat important

43%

42%

48%

46%

38%

Not very important

14%

14%

13%

10%

20%

Not at all important

6%

7%

3%

10%

9%

Don’t know

9%

8%

6%

6%

6%

72% think the G20 meeting is very or somewhat important to Australia’s economy and 20% think it is not very or not at all important.

A substantial majority of all voters groups think it is very/somewhat important. There were no major demographic differences.

Climate change and G20

Jun 17, 2014

Q. The G20 was established to discuss world economic issues. Some have proposed that climate change should be included in G20 discussions because it is an economic issue as well as an environmental issue. Do you think climate change should be discussed at the G20 meeting?

 

 Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Should be discussed

67%

80%

54%

93%

58%

Does not need to be discussed

19%

10%

31%

4%

31%

Don’t know

13%

10%

15%

4%

11%

67% think that climate change should be discussed at the G20 meeting and 19% think it does not need to be discussed.

Liberal/National voters were more likely to be opposed (31%), although more than half (54%) thought it should be discussed.

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