Q. Do you think 2012 will be a good or bad year for each of the following political parties?
|Total good||Total bad||Very good||Good||Neither good nor bad||Bad||Very bad||Don’t know|
|The Liberal Party||35%||18%||36%||24%||8%||28%||28%||17%||7%||12%|
|The Labor Party||19%||40%||16%||49%||3%||13%||23%||29%||20%||11%|
Respondents expect that 2012 is likely to be a relatively good year for the Liberal Party (36% good/24% bad) and a bad year for the Labor Party (16%/49%) and the Greens (17%/37%).
Among their own voters, 67% expect the Liberals to have a good year, 38% expect Labor to have a good year and 67% expect the Greens to have a good year.
Compared to expectations 12 months ago, respondents were somewhat less positive about all political parties – The Liberal Party has dropped form net +17% to net +12%, the Labor Party from -21% to -33% and the Greens from -7% to -20%.
Comparing these results with last week’s questions about 2011, respondents expect the Liberal Party to have a better year (net +12% next year this year compared to net -3% this year), the Labor Party to have a similar year (-33% next year, -37% this year) and the Greens to have a much worse year (-20% next year, +4% this year).
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