Trust in Tony Abbott representing Australia

Jun 17, 2014

Q. How much trust do you have in Tony Abbott and the Liberal Government to handle Australia’s international relations? 

 

 Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

26 Nov 13

Total a lot/some

35%

8%

81%

11%

25%

41%

Total little/no trust

59%

88%

19%

87%

71%

53%

A lot of trust

17%

3%

45%

1%

7%

20%

Some trust

18%

5%

36%

10%

18%

21%

A little trust

16%

16%

14%

12%

28%

18%

No trust

43%

72%

5%

75%

43%

35%

Don’t know

5%

5%

1%

1%

4%

7%

17% of people have “a lot of trust” in Tony Abbott and the Liberal Government to handle Australia’s international relations.

43% have no trust.

Labor (72%) and Greens (75%) voters were far more likely to have ‘no trust’. Liberal/National voters were far less likely (5%) to have no trust. 45% of Liberal/National voters have “a lot of trust”.

Since this question was asked in November, those saying they have a lot or some trust has declined by 6% and those saying they have no trust increased by 8%.

Reasons Government is unpopular

Apr 8, 2013

Q. Although Australia’s economy is doing very well, according to opinion polls the Government is very unpopular. What do you think is the main reason for this? *

 

28 May 12

Total

8 Apr 13

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Voters don’t trust the Prime Minister

28%

27%

19%

35%

31%

The Labor Party is divided and can’t govern properly

na

19%

15%

23%

23%

The economy is doing well for other reasons, like China and the mining boom, not because of the government

15%

13%

9%

19%

11%

Voters would prefer Kevin Rudd as Prime Minister

na

9%

14%

4%

7%

Voters aren’t benefitting from the strong economy.

12%

9%

10%

5%

12%

The carbon tax has increased (will increase) the cost of living

17%

7%

6%

9%

Some other reason

8%

12%

21%

3%

12%

Don’t know

3%

5%

7%

2%

5%

* Based on those who agree the economy is good.

Respondents who thought the economy was doing well, thought the main reasons for the Government’s unpopularity were that voters don’t trust the Prime Minister (27%) and the Labor Party is divided and can’t govern properly (19%).

Both Liberal/National and Greens voters said trust in the Prime Minister was the key issue.

Since May last year, those blaming the impact of the carbon tax has declined from 17% to 7%.

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