The past year – politicians

Dec 17, 2012

Q. Has it been a good or bad year for each of the following politicians?

 

Total good

(Dec 10)

Total bad

(Dec 10)

Total good

(Dec 11)

Total bad

(Dec 11)

Total good

(Dec 12)

Total bad

(Dec 12)

Very good

Good

Neither good nor
bad

Bad

Very bad

Don’t know

Julia Gillard

49%

25%

21%

57%

19%

57%

6%

13%

18%

29%

28%

4%

Tony Abbott

30%

33%

21%

38%

15%

52%

4%

11%

29%

31%

21%

5%

 

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

 

Total good

Total bad

Total good

Total bad

Total good

Total bad

Total good

Total bad

Julia Gillard

19%

57%

43%

32%

5%

82%

29%

48%

Tony Abbott

15%

52%

5%

75%

27%

31%

4%

78%

19% thought Julia Gillard had a good year in 2012 and 15% thought Tony Abbott had a good year. 2012 was considered similar to 2011 for Julia Gillard (going from net -36 to net -38) but a substantially worse year for Tony Abbott (going from net -17 to net -37).

Among their own voters 43% (up 2%) thought Julia Gillard had a good year and 27% (down 12%) thought Tony Abbott has had a good year.