Trust most to handle the economy

May 12, 2015

Q. Who would you trust most to handle Australia’s economy – The Treasurer Joe Hockey or the Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other/ Indep-endent   Aug 2014 Mar 2015
Joe Hockey 30% 7% 66% 16% 21% 34% 26%
Chris Bowen 22% 44% 5% 26% 19% 23% 25%
Don’t know 48% 49% 29% 57% 61% 43% 49%

30% have more trust in Joe Hockey to handle Australia’s economy and 22% have more trust in Chris Bowen. 48% don’t know who they would trust more.

This represents a 7-point shift in favour of Joe Hockey since this question was asked in March.

Trust most to handle the economy

Aug 5, 2014

Q. Who would you trust most to handle Australia’s economy – The Treasurer Joe Hockey or the Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other/ Indep-endent

Joe Hockey

34%

7%

73%

10%

19%

Chris Bowen

23%

44%

4%

43%

22%

Don’t know

43%

49%

23%

47%

59%

34% have more trust in Joe Hockey to handle Australia’s economy and 23% have more trust in Chris Bowen. 43% don’t know who they would trust more.

Trust to handle economy

May 27, 2013

Q. Who would you trust most to handle Australia’s economy – The Treasurer Wayne Swan or the Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey?

 

6 May 2013

Total 27 May

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Wayne Swan

32%

28%

64%

7%

39%

Joe Hockey

35%

37%

7%

70%

14%

Don’t know

32%

34%

29%

23%

47%

Trust in Joe Hockey to handle the economy has increased since the Federal Budget and trust in Wayne Swan has fallen. 28% (down 4%) trust Wayne Swan more to handle Australia’s economy and 37% (up 2%) trust Joe Hockey more.

Those on incomes under $1,000pw trust Joe Hockey 34%/31% while those earning over $1,000pw trust Joe Hockey 42%/29%.