Handling relations with Indonesia

Nov 26, 2013

Q. How would you rate the performance of Tony Abbott and the Coalition Government in handling relations with Indonesia?

 

 Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total good

29%

7%

58%

3%

12%

Total poor

42%

71%

11%

73%

53%

Very good

11%

1%

25%

2%

1%

Good

18%

6%

33%

1%

11%

Neither good nor poor

21%

18%

24%

16%

23%

Poor

16%

22%

7%

22%

29%

Very poor

26%

49%

4%

51%

24%

Don’t know

8%

4%

6%

8%

12%

29% rate the performance of Tony Abbott and the Coalition Government in handling relations with Indonesia as good and 42% think it has been poor.

71% of Labor voters and 73% of Greens voters think it has been poor while 58% of Liberal/National voters think it has been good.

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.

 

Federal politics – voting intention

Oct 29, 2013

Q. If a Federal Election was held today to which party will you probably give your first preference vote? If not sure, which party are you currently leaning toward?

Q. If don’t know -Well which party are you currently leaning to?

Sample size = 1,899 respondents

First preference/leaning to

Election

7 Sep 13

(current  figures)

 

4 weeks ago

1/10/13

2 weeks ago

15/10/13

Last week

22/10/13

This week

29/10/13

Liberal

 

40%

41%

41%

42%

National

3%

2%

3%

3%

Total Lib/Nat

45.6%

43%

43%

44%

45%

Labor

33.4%

36%

35%

34%

35%

Greens

8.6%

9%

10%

10%

10%

Other/Independent

12.4%

12%

12%

11%

11%

 

2 Party Preferred

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago

1/10/13

2 weeks ago

15/10/13

Last week

22/10/13

This week

29/10/13

Liberal National

53.4%

52%

52%

53%

53%

Labor

46.6%

48%

48%

47%

47%

NB.  The data in the above tables comprise 2-week averages derived from the first preference/leaning to voting questions.  Respondents who select ‘don’t know’ are not included in the results.  The two-party preferred estimate is calculated by distributing the votes of the other parties according to their preferences at the 2010 election.

Leader Attributes – Tony Abbott

Oct 29, 2013

Q. Which of the following describe your opinion of the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott?

 

2 Sep

(as Opposition leader)

 

Total

22 Oct

Change

Hard working

71%

67%

-4

Intelligent

63%

62%

-1

Narrow-minded

55%

54%

-1

Arrogant

52%

54%

+2

A capable leader

46%

52%

+6

Out of touch with ordinary people

52%

51%

-1

Understands the problems facing Australia

46%

51%

+5

Superficial

48%

49%

+1

Intolerant

47%

49%

+2

Aggressive

47%

46%

-1

Good in a crisis

39%

45%

+6

Erratic

43%

43%

Trustworthy

38%

40%

+2

More honest than most politicians

34%

39%

+5

Visionary

35%

33%

-2

Tony Abbott’s key attributes were hard working (67%), intelligent (62%), narrow-minded (54%), arrogant (54%) and a capable leader (52%).

Since September, the largest shifts have been for a capable leader (+6), good in a crisis (+6), understands the problems facing Australia (+5), more honest than most politicians (+5) and hard working (-4).

PM response to politicians’ expenses

Oct 29, 2013

Q. Thinking about the issue of politicians claiming expenses for attending social functions and other non-government related spending, do you think the Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s response to this issue has been too tough, too soft or about right?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Too tough

3%

4%

2%

4%

1%

Too soft

48%

67%

32%

73%

50%

About right

26%

9%

46%

6%

24%

Don’t know

23%

20%

20%

17%

25%

48% think that Prime Minster Tony Abbott’s response to politicians claiming expenses for attending social functions and other non-government related spending has been too soft, 3% think he has been too tough and 26% think his response has been about right.

 

Approval of Tony Abbott

Oct 22, 2013

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

 

Tony Abbott as Opposition Leader
11
Mar
13

11 Jun

13 Aug

26 Aug

2 Sep

Tony Abbott as Prime Minister

24
Sep

Total approve

46%

 

18%

85%

10%

 

37%

40%

37%

37%

40%

41%

Total disapprove

35%

 

65%

4%

75%

 

51%

49%

51%

52%

49%

36%

Strongly approve

16%

1%

38%

1%

7%

10%

9%

10%

13%

14%

Approve

30%

17%

47%

9%

30%

30%

28%

27%

29%

27%

Disapprove

15%

26%

4%

23%

22%

17%

21%

23%

19%

13%

Strongly disapprove

20%

39%

*

52%

29%

32%

30%

29%

30%

23%

Don’t know

19%

18%

10%

16%

12%

11%

11%

10%

10%

23%

46% (up 5%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister and 35% (down 1%) disapprove. This represents an improvement on his first rating as Prime Minister three weeks ago from net +5 to net +11.

By gender – 52% (up 8%) of men approve and 32% (down 2%) disapprove; 39% (up 1%) of women approve and 39% (no change) disapprove.

Trust in the Government’s handling of international relations

Oct 9, 2013

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

 

 

A lot of trust

18%

Some trust

23%

A little trust

16%

No trust

37%

Don’t know

7%

Just 18% of people have ‘a lot of trust’ in Tony Abbott and the Liberal Government to handle Australia’s international relations.

37% have no trust.

Females (41%) were more likely than males (32%) to have no trust.

Labor (67%) and Green (63%) voters were far more likely to have ‘no trust’. Liberal/National voters were far less likely (2%) to have no trust.

Better Prime Minister

Sep 24, 2013

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

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

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Tony Abbott

37%

7%

74%

11%

Anthony Albanese

31%

58%

5%

51%

Don’t know

33%

35%

21%

38%

Tony Abbott

37%

7%

75%

2%

Bill Shorten

32%

58%

6%

55%

Don’t know

32%

35%

19%

43%

Tony Abbott is preferred to Anthony Albanese as Prime Minister by 37% to 31% and to Bill Shorten by 37% to 32%.

Among Labor voters both Bill Shorten and Anthony Albanese are preferred 58% to 7%.

In comparison, immediately after the 2010 election Julia Gillard was preferred over Tony Abbott by 47% to 35%.

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