Government performance

Mar 5, 2014

Q. Overall, would you say that the performance of Tony Abbott and the Coalition Government has been better or worse than you expected or has it been about what you expected?

 

 Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

Nov 13

Total better

20%

7%

39%

2%

9%

18%

Total worse

40%

66%

10%

81%

48%

27%

Much better than expected

9%

4%

18%

1%

6%

Somewhat better than expected

11%

3%

21%

2%

8%

12%

About what expected

36%

24%

50%

14%

39%

47%

Somewhat worse than expected

17%

21%

9%

36%

23%

14%

Much worse than expected

23%

45%

1%

45%

25%

13%

Don’t know

5%

3%

1%

3%

5%

8%

20% think that the performance of Tony Abbott and the Coalition Government has been better than expected, 40% say it has been worse than expected and 36% think it has been about what they expected.

This is a substantial increase in those who think the Government’s performance has been worse than expected since this was measured in November last year – from 27% to 40%. Those who think the Government’s performance has been about what expected has dropped from 47% to 36%.

Government performance

Nov 26, 2013

Q. Overall, would you say that the performance of Tony Abbott and the Coalition Government has been better or worse than you expected or has it been about what you expected?

 

 Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total better

18%

7%

34%

6%

4%

Total worse

27%

51%

5%

45%

35%

Much better than expected

6%

1%

13%

1%

Somewhat better than expected

12%

6%

21%

6%

3%

About what expected

47%

34%

59%

43%

52%

Somewhat worse than expected

14%

25%

4%

22%

17%

Much worse than expected

13%

26%

1%

23%

18%

Don’t know

8%

6%

2%

6%

9%

18% think that the performance of Tony Abbott and the Coalition Government has been better than expected, 27% say it is worse than expected and 47% think it is about what they expected.

 

Government Handling of the Economy

Aug 15, 2011

Q. How do you think the Australia Government has handled our economy over the last few years?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total well 54% 82% 34% 81%
Total poorly 39% 13% 62% 12%
Very well 9% 22% 2% 16%
Quite well 45% 60% 32% 65%
Quite poorly 26% 11% 39% 8%
Very poorly 13% 2% 23% 4%
Don’t know 7% 6% 4% 7%

54% think the Australian Government has handled the economy very well or quite well over the last few years and 39% very poorly or quite poorly. 82% of Labor voters, 81% of Greens voters and 34% of Liberal/National voters think the Government has handled the economy well. 62% of Liberal/National voters think the Government has handled the economy poorly.

60% of those aged under 35 think the Government has handled the economy well, compared to 51% of those aged 35-54 and 51% of those aged 55+

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Government Performance

Apr 27, 2010

Q6. How would you rate the Federal Government’s performance in handling the following issues?

  Total good Total poor Very good Good Poor Very poor   Not sure
Stimulating the economy to address the economic crisis 63% 29% 21% 42% 19% 10% 8%
Handling the economy in such a way as to minimize job losses during the recent economic crisis 59% 29% 15% 44% 18% 11% 12%
Trying to find ways to improve the health care system 50% 39% 10% 39% 24% 15% 12%
Replacing the Workchoices industrial laws 44% 36% 13% 31% 22% 14% 20%
Standing up for Australian working families 43% 45% 9% 34% 24% 21% 13%
Balancing the interests of business and Australian workers 39% 43% 5% 34% 25% 18% 18%
The school buildings program 31% 56% 5% 25% 29% 27% 14%
Introducing an emissions trading scheme 28% 57% 3% 25% 28% 29% 15%
Handling the issue of asylum seekers 18% 72% 3% 15% 28% 43% 10%

 A majority of respondents rated the Government’s performance good or very good for  “Stimulating the economy to address the economic crisis” (63%), “Handling the economy in such a way as to minimize job losses during the recent economic crisis” (59%) and “Trying to find ways to improve the health care system” (50%).

 A majority rated the Government’s performance poor or very poor for “Handling the issue of asylum seekers” (72%), “Introducing an emissions trading scheme” (57%) and “The school buildings program” (56%).

 The only issue on which less than half Labor voters rated the Government performance as good/very good was “Handling the issue of asylum seekers” (34% good/58% poor). Comments »

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