Attributes of the Labor Party

Mar 25, 2014

Q. Here is a list of things both favourable and unfavourable that have been said about various political parties. Which statements do you feel fit the Labor Party?

 

6 Jul 09

14 Mar 10

27 April 11

28 May 12

2 Apr 13

19 Aug

5 Nov

 

Total 25 Mar

Change

Will promise to do anything to win votes

57%

63%

72%

70%

71%

65%

63%

63%

Divided

30%

36%

66%

73%

82%

66%

72%

58%

-14

Looks after the interests of working people

39%

47%

42%

53%

52%

54%

+2

Moderate

65%

63%

51%

50%

47%

48%

51%

52%

+1

Out of touch with ordinary people

44%

48%

61%

58%

63%

51%

53%

49%

-4

Understands the problems facing Australia

62%

54%

40%

46%

39%

50%

46%

49%

+3

Have good policies

46%

41%

44%

+3

Have a vision for the future

43%

41%

42%

49%

43%

43%

Clear about what they stand for

28%

31%

27%

38%

34%

42%

+8

Too close to the big corporate and financial interests

46%

36%

39%

31%

34%

34%

Has a good team of leaders

60%

52%

34%

29%

24%

36%

31%

34%

+3

Trustworthy

30%

29%

31%

+2

Extreme

25%

26%

38%

31%

38%

34%

31%

30%

-1

Keeps its promises

44%

33%

20%

22%

19%

27%

26%

30%

+4

The Labor Party’s main attributes were – will promise anything to win votes (63%), divided (58%), looks after the interests of working people (54%) and moderate (52%).

Main changes since November were – divided (down 14% to 58%), clear about what they stand for (up 8% to 42%), out of touch with ordinary people (down 4% to 49%) and keeps its promises (up 4%to 30%).

Attributes of the Labor Party

Aug 19, 2013

Q. Here is a list of things both favourable and unfavourable that have been said about various political parties. Which statements do you feel fit the Labor Party?

 

6 Jul 09

14 Mar 10

27 April 11

28 May 12

2 Apr 13

 

Total

19 Aug

Change

Divided

30%

36%

66%

73%

82%

66%

-16

Will promise to do anything to win votes

57%

63%

72%

70%

71%

65%

-6

Looks after the interests of working people

39%

47%

42%

53%

+11

Out of touch with ordinary people

44%

48%

61%

58%

63%

51%

-12

Understands the problems facing Australia

62%

54%

40%

46%

39%

50%

+11

Have a vision for the future

43%

41%

42%

49%

+7

Moderate

65%

63%

51%

50%

47%

48%

+1

Have good policies

46%

na

Clear about what they stand for

28%

31%

27%

38%

+11

Has a good team of leaders

60%

52%

34%

29%

24%

36%

+12

Extreme

25%

26%

38%

31%

38%

34%

-4

Too close to the big corporate and financial interests

46%

36%

39%

31%

-8

Trustworthy

30%

na

Keeps its promises

44%

33%

20%

22%

19%

27%

+8

The Labor Party’s main attributes were – divided (66%), will promise anything to win votes (65%), looks after the interests of working people (53%), out of touch with ordinary people (51%) and understands the problems facing Australia (50%).

Main changes since April were – divided (down 16% to 66%), has a good team of leaders (up 12% to 36%), out of touch with ordinary people (down 12% to 51%), looks after the interests of working people (up 11% to 53%), understands the problems facing Australia (up 11% to 50%) and clear about what they stand for (up 11% to 38%).

Attributes of the Labor Party

Apr 2, 2013

Q. Here is a list of things both favourable and unfavourable that have been said about various political parties. Which statements do you feel fit the Labor Party?

 

6 Jul 09

14 Mar 10

 

27 April 11

 

28 May 12

2 Apr 13

% change

Divided

30%

36%

66%

73%

82%

+9%

Will promise to do anything to win votes

57%

63%

72%

70%

71%

+1%

Out of touch with ordinary people

44%

48%

61%

58%

63%

+5%

Moderate

65%

63%

51%

50%

47%

-3%

Looks after the interests of working people

39%

47%

42%

-5%

Have a vision for the future

43%

41%

42%

+1%

Understands the problems facing Australia

62%

54%

40%

46%

39%

-7%

Too close to the big corporate and financial interests

46%

36%

39%

+3%

Extreme

25%

26%

38%

31%

38%

+7%

Clear about what they stand for

28%

31%

27%

-4%

Has a good team of leaders

60%

52%

34%

29%

24%

-5%

Keeps its promises

44%

33%

20%

22%

19%

-3%

The Labor Party’s main attributes were – divided (82%), will promise anything to win votes (71%), out of touch with ordinary people (63%) and moderate (47%).

Main changes since last May were – divided (up 9% to 82%), understands the problems facing Australia (down 7% to 39%), extreme (up 7% to 38%), out of touch with ordinary people (up 5% to 63%), looks after the interests of working people (down 5% to 42%) and has a good team of leaders (down 5% to 24%).

Attributes of the Labor Party

May 28, 2012

Q. Here is a list of things both favourable and unfavourable that have been said about various political parties. Which statements do you feel fit the Labor Party?

 

6 Jul 09

14 Mar 10

 

27 April 11

 

28 May 12

% change

Divided

30%

36%

66%

73%

+7%

Will promise to do anything to win votes

57%

63%

72%

70%

-2%

Out of touch with ordinary people

44%

48%

61%

58%

-3%

Moderate

65%

63%

51%

50%

-1%

Looks after the interests of working people

39%

47%

+8%

Understands the problems facing Australia

62%

54%

40%

46%

+6%

Have a vision for the future

43%

41%

-2%

Too close to the big corporate and financial interests

46%

36%

-10%

Extreme

25%

26%

38%

31%

-7%

Clear about what they stand for

28%

31%

+3%

Has a good team of leaders

60%

52%

34%

29%

-5%

Keeps its promises

44%

33%

20%

22%

+2%

The Labor Party’s main attributes were – divided (73%), will promise anything to win votes (70%), out of touch with ordinary people (58%) and moderate (50%).
Main changes since last April were – too close to the big corporate and financial interests (down 10% to 36%), looks after the interests of working people (up 8% to 47%), divided (up 7% to 73%), extreme (down 7% to 31%) and understands the problems facing Australia (up 6% to 46%).

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Attributes to describe the Prime Minister

Apr 2, 2012

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

Difference

Intelligent

87%

81%

75%

73%

61%

-12%

Hard-working

89%

82%

76%

75%

65%

-10%

A capable leader

72%

59%

52%

42%

38%

-4%

Arrogant

37%

39%

44%

48%

53%

+5%

Out of touch with ordinary people

35%

44%

50%

60%

65%

+5%

Understands the problems facing Australia

68%

55%

52%

44%

41%

-3%

Visionary

48%

38%

30%

26%

25%

-1%

Superficial

51%

52%

54%

+2%

Good in a crisis

61%

46%

46%

41%

36%

-5%

Narrow-minded

28%

35%

43%

46%

53%

+7%

More honest than most politicians

45%

37%

37%

29%

26%

-3%

Trustworthy

49%

42%

40%

30%

25%

-5%

Julia Gillard’s key attributes were hard-working (65%), out of touch with ordinary people (65%) and intelligent (61%).

Major changes since this question was asked in June last year were decreases for intelligent (-12%), hard-working (-10%) and an increase of 7% for narrow-minded.

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Attributes of the Labor Party

Apr 27, 2011

Q. Here is a list of things both favourable and unfavourable that have been said about various political parties. Which statements do you feel fit the Labor Party?

6 Jul 09 14 Mar 10

27 April 11

% change
Will promise to do anything to win votes 57% 63% 72% +9%
Divided 30% 36% 66% +30%
Out of touch with ordinary people 44% 48% 61% +13%
Moderate 65% 63% 51% -12%
Too close to the big corporate and financial interests 46% n.a.
Have a vision for the future 43% n.a.
Understands the problems facing Australia 62% 54% 40% -14%
Looks after the interests of working people 39% n.a.
Extreme 25% 26% 38% +12%
Has a good team of leaders 60% 52% 34% -18%
Clear about what they stand for 28% n.a.
Keeps its promises 44% 33% 20% -13%

The Labor Party’s main attributes were – will promise anything to win votes (63%), divided (66%) and out of touch with ordinary people (61%).
Since these questions were last asked in March 2010, all of Labor’s positive attributes have declined and the negative attributes increased. Main changes since last March were divided (up 30% to 66%), has a good team of leaders (down 18% to 34%) and understands the problems facing Australia (down 14% to 40%).

Note that the 2PP voting intention for 14 March 2010 was 56%-44% to Labor compared to the current 46%-54%.

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