Politicians commitments

Dec 10, 2013

Q.  Which of the following statements best reflects your view:

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other/

indep-endent

 

10 Oct 11

When a politician makes a statement or commitment they should stick to it no matter what

28%

34%

21%

47%

23%

17%

As situations change, it is reasonable that politicians change their positions

41%

25%

62%

24%

25%

47%

Politicians almost always lie – it’s naive to think otherwise

31%

41%

16%

29%

51%

36%

41% agree that ‘as situations change, it is reasonable that politicians change their positions’. Liberal/National voters are the most likely to take this position.

31% of respondents agreed with the view that ‘politicians almost always lie – it’s naïve to think otherwise’, and Labor voters are the most likely to take this view.

28% of respondents felt that ‘when a politician make a statement or commitment they should stick to it not matter what’, with Greens voters the most likely to adopt this view. Since this question was asked in 2011, those agreeing with this statement has increased from 17%.

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