Impact of AWU issue on views of Julia Gillard

Dec 3, 2012

Q. How has the issue concerning Julia Gillard and the AWU affected your views on Julia Gillard as Prime Minister?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Heard a lot

Heard some

Heard a little

Total more negative

38%

9%

64%

20%

51%

37%

23%

Total more positive/no difference

59%

89%

35%

77%

49%

62%

71%

A lot more negative

21%

1%

41%

5%

37%

18%

6%

Somewhat more negative

17%

8%

23%

15%

15%

19%

17%

Made little or no difference

48%

67%

31%

57%

30%

54%

66%

Somewhat more positive

6%

11%

2%

8%

9%

5%

3%

A lot more positive

5%

11%

2%

12%

10%

3%

2%

Don’t know

4%

2%

1%

4%

-

1%

5%

38% say the issue has made them feel more negative about Julia Gillard as prime Minister while 59% say it has made little or no difference or made them feel more positive.

Among Labor voters 89% say it has made them feel more positive or made little or no difference.

64% of Liberal/National voters say it has made them more negative while 35% say it has made little/no difference or made them more positive.

Those most likely to feel more negative about Julia Gillard were aged 55+ (45%)