Government deserves to be re-elected

Feb 25, 2013

Q. As of now, do you think the current Federal Labor Government of Julia Gillard deserves to be re-elected?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Yes, deserves to be re-elected

26%

66%

4%

31%

No, does not deserve to be re-elected

57%

17%

88%

38%

Don’t know

17%

17%

8%

31%

26% think that the Labor Government deserves to be re-elected and 57% think they do not. 66% of Labor voters think they deserve to be re-elected.

64% of men and 50% of women think they don’t deserve to be re-elected.

Better Prime Minister

Feb 11, 2013

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott?

 

5
Jul
10

14
Mar
11

14 June

12 Sept

12 Dec

12 Mar 12

12
Jun

10 Sept

10 Dec

14
Jan
13

11
Feb

Vote
ALP

Vote Lib

Vote Greens

Julia Gillard

53%

44%

41%

36%

39%

40%

37%

40%

43%

42%

39%

82%

5%

69%

Tony Abbott

26%

33%

36%

40%

35%

37%

37%

37%

34%

33%

37%

6%

75%

6%

Don’t know

21%

23%

24%

24%

26%

23%

26%

24%

23%

24%

24%

12%

20%

25%

39% (down 3%) believe Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 37% (up 4%) prefer Tony Abbott.

Men prefer Tony Abbott 41%/38% and women prefer Julia Gillard 39%/33%.

Better Prime Minister

Jan 14, 2013

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott?

 

5 Jul 2010

14 Mar 2011

14 June

12 Sept

12 Dec

12 Mar 2012

12 Jun

10 Sept

10 Dec

14 Jan 2013

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Julia Gillard

53%

44%

41%

36%

39%

40%

37%

40%

43%

42%

89%

5%

84%

Tony Abbott

26%

33%

36%

40%

35%

37%

37%

37%

34%

33%

1%

73%

3%

Don’t know

21%

23%

24%

24%

26%

23%

26%

24%

23%

24%

10%

22%

14%

42% (down 1%) believe Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 33% (down 1%) prefer Tony Abbott.

Men prefer Julia Gillard 39%/38% and women prefer Julia Gillard 46%/29%.

Leader Attributes – Julia Gillard

Jan 14, 2013

Q. Which of the following describe your opinion of the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard?

 

5 Jul 10

4 Oct 10

7 Feb 11

27 Jun 11

2 Apr 12

17 Sept 12

14 Jan 13

Change

Intelligent

87%

81%

75%

73%

61%

68%

72%

+4%

Hard-working

89%

82%

76%

75%

65%

69%

72%

+3%

A capable leader

72%

59%

52%

42%

38%

43%

50%

+7%

Arrogant

37%

39%

44%

48%

53%

46%

47%

+1%

Out of touch with ordinary people

35%

44%

50%

60%

65%

56%

53%

-3%

Understands the problems facing Australia

68%

55%

52%

44%

41%

43%

47%

+4%

Visionary

48%

38%

30%

26%

25%

31%

29%

-2%

Superficial

51%

52%

54%

46%

46%

Good in a crisis

61%

46%

46%

41%

36%

43%

50%

+7%

Narrow-minded

28%

35%

43%

46%

53%

46%

45%

-1%

More honest than most politicians

45%

37%

37%

29%

26%

31%

30%

-1%

Trustworthy

49%

42%

40%

30%

25%

30%

32%

+2%

Intolerant

37%

37%

Aggressive

42%

46%

+4%

Erratic

43%

40%

-3%

Gillard’s key attributes were hard-working (72%), intelligent (72%), out of touch with ordinary people (53%), a capable leader (50%) and good in a crisis (50%).    Almost all positive leader attributes for Gillard moved up from the last time the question was polled in September 2012.   The biggest shifts on the positive attributes were on a capable leader (+7%) and good in a crisis (+7%).

Leader attributes – comparisons

Jan 14, 2013
 

Gillard

Abbott

Difference

Intelligent

72%

64%

+8%

Hard-working

72%

70%

+2%

A capable leader

50%

43%

+7%

Arrogant

47%

61%

-14%

Out of touch with ordinary people

53%

54%

-1%

Understands the problems facing Australia

47%

47%

Visionary

29%

28%

+1%

Superficial

46%

48%

-2%

Good in a crisis

50%

39%

+11%

Narrow-minded

45%

56%

-11%

More honest than most politicians

30%

29%

+1%

Trustworthy

32%

33%

-1%

Intolerant

37%

49%

-12%

Aggressive

46%

55%

-9%

Erratic

40%

51%

-11%

Compared to Tony Abbott, Julia Gillard is seen as more likely to be considered good in a crisis (+11%), intelligent (+8%) and a capable leader (+7%).

Abbott is regarded by significantly more respondents to be arrogant (+14%), narrow minded (+11%), intolerant (+12%) and erratic (+11%).

The past year – politicians

Dec 17, 2012

Q. Has it been a good or bad year for each of the following politicians?

 

Total good

(Dec 10)

Total bad

(Dec 10)

Total good

(Dec 11)

Total bad

(Dec 11)

Total good

(Dec 12)

Total bad

(Dec 12)

Very good

Good

Neither good nor
bad

Bad

Very bad

Don’t know

Julia Gillard

49%

25%

21%

57%

19%

57%

6%

13%

18%

29%

28%

4%

Tony Abbott

30%

33%

21%

38%

15%

52%

4%

11%

29%

31%

21%

5%

 

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

 

Total good

Total bad

Total good

Total bad

Total good

Total bad

Total good

Total bad

Julia Gillard

19%

57%

43%

32%

5%

82%

29%

48%

Tony Abbott

15%

52%

5%

75%

27%

31%

4%

78%

19% thought Julia Gillard had a good year in 2012 and 15% thought Tony Abbott had a good year. 2012 was considered similar to 2011 for Julia Gillard (going from net -36 to net -38) but a substantially worse year for Tony Abbott (going from net -17 to net -37).

Among their own voters 43% (up 2%) thought Julia Gillard had a good year and 27% (down 12%) thought Tony Abbott has had a good year.

Labor party leader at next election

Dec 17, 2012

Q. Do you think Julia Gillard will still be leader of the Labor Party at the next election – due later next year? 

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Yes

39%

63%

26%

52%

No

40%

19%

59%

21%

Don’t know

21%

18%

14%

26%

39% think Julia Gillard will still be leader of the Labor Party at the next election and 40% think she will not.

63% of Labor voters think she will still be leader.

Better Prime Minister

Dec 10, 2012

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott?

 

5
Jul 10

14 Mar 11

14 June

12 Sept

12 Dec

12 Mar 12

12 Jun

10 Sept

15 Oct

12 Nov

10 Dec

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Julia Gillard

53%

44%

41%

36%

39%

40%

37%

40%

43%

45%

43%

92%

6%

80%

Tony Abbott

26%

33%

36%

40%

35%

37%

37%

37%

36%

32%

34%

4%

71%

1%

Don’t know

21%

23%

24%

24%

26%

23%

26%

24%

20%

23%

23%

5%

23%

19%

43% (down 2%) believe Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 34% (up 2%) prefer Tony Abbott.

Men prefer Julia Gillard 40%/39% and women prefer Julia Gillard 46%/29%. Compared to last month’s figures, Julia Gillard’s margin over Tony Abbott has dropped 3 points among men (from 40%/36%) and 4 points among women (from 49%/28%).

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