Handling of Julia Gillard and AWU issue

Dec 3, 2012

Q. How would you rate the way each of the following have handled this issue concerning Julia Gillard and the AWU? (based on respondents who have read or heard about the issue)

 

Total good

Total poor

 

Very good

Good

Neither good nor poor

Poor

Very poor

Don’t know

Julia Gillard

39%

35%

13%

26%

19%

11%

24%

6%

The Opposition

20%

49%

5%

15%

23%

21%

28%

7%

The media

20%

37%

5%

15%

36%

20%

17%

7%

 

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Heard a lot

Heard some

Heard a little

Julia Gillard – Good

- Poor

39%

35%

71%

7%

17%

60%

58%

15%

39%

49%

43%

36%

38%

21%

Opposition -Good

- Poor

20%

49%

4%

79%

41%

21%

5%

75%

26%

58%

25%

47%

11%

45%

Media – Good

- Poor

20%

37%

7%

49%

35%

24%

13%

46%

25%

43%

24%

34%

14%

36%

39% think Julia Gillard’s handling of the issue has been good and 35% think it has been poor. Among Labor voters, 71% think it has been good and 7% poor and among those who have read/heard a lot about the issue, 39% think it has been good and 49% poor.

20% think the Opposition’s handling of the issue has been good and 49% think it has been poor. Among Liberal/National voters, 41% think it has been good and 21% poor and among those who have read/heard a lot about the issue, 26% think it has been good and 58% poor.

20% think the media’s handling of the issue has been good and 37% think it has been poor. Among those who have read/heard a lot about the issue, 25% think it has been good and 43% poor.

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%)