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Dec 6, 2016
Essential Research

Party best at looking after the economy

Q. Which party – Labor or Liberal – do you think is best when it comes to:

  Liberal Labor No Diff-erence Don’t Know   Diff-erence Liberal – Labor Mar 2016 diff-erence
Representing the interests of the large corporate and financial interests 48% 15% 22% 15%   +33 +37
Handling the economy overall 35% 24% 25% 16%   +11 +13
Handling the economy in a way that best helps small business 33% 24% 25% 18%   +9 +13
Handling the economy in a way that best helps the middle class 30% 30% 24% 15%   +3
Handling the economy in a way that helps you and people like you the most. 28% 30% 25% 17%   -2 -4
Representing the interests of you and people like you 27% 35% 23% 15%   -8 -6
Standing up for the middle class in Australia 26% 34% 24% 15%   -8 -7
Handling the economy in a way that tries to take the interests of working families into consideration as much as it takes the interests of the large corporate and financial groups 24% 33% 25% 17%   -9 -7
Representing the interests of Australian working families 20% 42% 23% 14%   -22 -21
Being more concerned about the interests of working families in Australia than the rich and large business and financial interests 18% 43% 24% 14%   -25 -22

Labor was more likely to be selected as the party best at all of the items, except for ‘Representing the interests of the large corporate and financial interests’ (48% Liberal, 15% Labor), ‘Handling the economy overall’ (35% Liberal, 24% Labor), ‘Handling the economy in a way that best helps small business’ (33% Liberal, 24% Labor) and ‘Handling the economy in a way that best helps the middle class’ (30% Liberal, 30% Labor).

Since this question was asked in March, the main shifts have been for ‘Handling the economy in a way that best helps small business’ (4% to Labor) and “Representing the interests of the large corporate and financial interests” (4% to Labor).

Mar 30, 2016
Essential Research

Party best at looking after the economy

Q. Which party – Labor or Liberal – do you think is best when it comes to:

  Labor Liberal No Diff-erence Don’t Know May 2014 diff-erence
Representing the interests of the large corporate and financial interests 13% 50% 23% 14% +41
Handling the economy in a way that best helps small business 23% 36% 27% 15% +5
Handling the economy overall 22% 35% 28% 14% +14
Handling the economy in a way that best helps the middle class 28% 31% 28% 14% -1
Handling the economy in a way that helps you and people like you the most. 32% 28% 26% 14% -8
Representing the interests of you and people like you 33% 27% 26% 13% -10
Standing up for the middle class in Australia 32% 25% 29% 13% -14
Handling the economy in a way that tries to take the interests of working families into consideration as much as it takes the interests of the large corporate and financial groups 31% 24% 29% 16% -10
Representing the interests of Australian working families 41% 20% 26% 13% -27
Being more concerned about the interests of working families in Australia than the rich and large business and financial interests 41% 19% 26% 13% -29

 Labor was more likely to be selected as the party best at all of the items, except for ‘Representing the interests of the large corporate and financial interests’ (50% Liberal, 13% Labor), ‘Handling the economy overall’ (35% Liberal, 22% Labor), ‘Handling the economy in a way that best helps small business’ (36% Liberal, 23% Labor) and ‘Handling the economy in a way that best helps the middle class’ (31% Liberal, 28% Labor).

Since this question was asked nearly 2 years ago, the main shifts have been for ‘Handling the economy in a way that best helps small business’ (8% to the Liberals), ‘Standing up for the middle class in Australia’ (7% to the Liberals) and ‘Being more concerned about the interests of working families in Australia than the rich and large business and financial interests’ (7% to the Liberals).

May 6, 2014
Essential Research

Party best at looking after the economy

Q. Which party – Labor or Liberal – do you think is best when it comes to:

 

Labor

Liberal

No Difference

Don’t Know

Difference (Labor v. Liberal)

Representing the interests of Australian working families

47%

20%

26%

7%

27%

Representing the interests of you and people like you

39%

29%

24%

8%

10%

Standing up for the middle class in Australia

38%

24%

29%

9%

14%

Representing the interests of the large corporate and financial interests

13%

54%

22%

11%

-41%

Being more concerned about the interests of working families in Australia than the rich and large business and financial interests

46%

17%

26%

10%

29%

Handling the economy overall

26%

40%

23%

10%

-14%

Handling the economy in a way that tries to take the interests of working families into consideration as much as it takes the interests of the large corporate and financial groups

37%

27%

23%

13%

10%

Handling the economy in a way that best helps small business

27%

32%

28%

13%

-5%

Handling the economy in a way that best helps the middle class

31%

30%

27%

12%

1%

Handling the economy in a way that helps you and people like you the most.

37%

29%

23%

11%

8%

Labor was more likely to be selected as the party best at all of the items, except for ‘Representing the interests of the large corporate and financial interests’ (54% Liberal, 13% Labor), ‘Handling the economy overall’ (40% Liberal, 26% Labor) and ‘Handling the economy in a way that best helps small business’ (32% Liberal, 27% Labor).

Apr 10, 2012
Essential Research

Party Best At…

Q. Which party – Labor or Liberal – do you think is best when it comes to:

 

Labor

Liberal

No difference

Don’t know

Difference

Representing the interests of Australian working families

37%

25%

29%

9%

+12

Representing the interests of you and people like you

29%

35%

26%

10%

-6

Standing up for the middle class in Australia

26%

33%

30%

11%

-7

Representing the interests of the large corporate and financial interests

10%

54%

25%

11%

-44

Being more concerned about the interests of working families in Australia than the rich and large business and financial interests

37%

22%

30%

11%

+15

Handling the economy overall

22%

41%

26%

10%

-19

Handling the economy in a way that tries to take the interests of working families into consideration as much as it takes the interests of the large corporate and financial groups

29%

34%

25%

12%

-5

Handling the economy in a way that best helps small business

22%

40%

25%

13%

-18

Handling the economy in a way that best helps the middle class

23%

38%

27%

12%

-15

Handling the economy in a way that helps you and people like you the most.

26%

36%

27%

11%

-10

Labor was considered best at representing the interests of Australian working families (37%) and being more concerned about the interests of working families in Australia than the rich and large business and financial interests (37%). The Liberals were considered best on all the other measures.

In particular, the Liberal Party was considered much better on representing the interests of the large corporate and financial interests (54%), handling the economy overall (41%) and handling the economy in a way that best helps small business (40%).

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Mar 26, 2012
Essential Research

Party Best at Handling Economy

Q. Which party do you think would be best at handling the Australian economy in the interests of you and people like you?

 

4 Jul 11

26 Mar 12

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

The Labor Party

26%

29%

76%

1%

39%

The Liberal Party

43%

41%

2%

89%

7%

No difference

23%

20%

14%

7%

45%

Don’t know

8%

10%

7%

4%

9%

 

41% (down 2% since July last year) think the Liberal Party would be best at handling the Australian economy in their interests and 29% (up 3%) nominated the Labor Party. 20% think there is no difference.

There were significant differences by income – those earning under $600pw split 38% Labor/30% Liberal while those earning over $1,600pw favoured the Liberal Party 49% to 23% Labor.

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Feb 6, 2012
Essential Research

Party Best at Handling Aboriginal Issues

Q. Which party do you think is best to handle issues concerning Australia’s Aboriginal people?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
The Labor Party 22% 54% 4% 32%
The Liberal Party 18% 2% 41% 1%
No difference 41% 30% 40% 52%
Don’t know 19% 14% 16% 15%

41% think there is no difference between the Liberal and Labor Parties in terms of handling issues concerning Australia’s Aboriginal people. 22% think the Labor Party is best and 18% favour the Liberal Party.

Liberal voters (41%) were less likely than Labor voters (54%) to think their own party would be best to handle Aboriginal issues. (more…)

Jan 23, 2012
Essential Research

Party best to handle Issues

Q. Which party do you think is best to handle each of the following issues?

Labor Liberal Greens Don’t know
Making the big decisions for the nations future 28% 41% 5% 26%
Managing the economy in uncertain economic times 30% 44% 2% 24%
Delivering basic services like health and education 34% 36% 5% 25%
Investing in infrastructure including road rail and broadband 34% 36% 2% 28%
Supporting Australian industries to provide jobs 33% 39% 3% 25%
Reducing government spending so money can be returned back to taxpayers 21% 46% 3% 29%
Ensuring that all Australians benefit from Australia’s wealth 31% 34% 6% 29%
Providing support to the most disadvantaged 34% 27% 9% 29%

The Liberal Party was considered substantially better than Labor at making the big decisions for the nations future (41% to 28%), managing the economy in uncertain economic times (44%/30% ) and reducing Government spending so money can be retuned back to taxpayers (46%/21%).

They were also considered a little better at supporting Australian industries to provide jobs (39%/33%). The Labor Party was considered a little better at providing support to the most disadvantaged (34%/27%) and the two parties scored similarly on delivering basic services like health and education, investing in infrastructure including road rail and broadband and ensuring that all Australians benefit from Australia’s wealth.

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Jul 4, 2011
Essential Research

Party Best at Handling Economy

Q. Which party do you think would be best at handling the Australian economy in the interests of you and people like you?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
The Labor Party 26% 75% 2% 35%
The Liberal Party 43% 1% 86% 11%
No difference 23% 19% 9% 43%
Don’t know 8% 4% 3% 10%

43% think the Liberal Party would be best at handling the Australian economy in their interests and 26% nominated the Labor Party. 23% think there is no difference.

The Liberal Party is considered better by all income groups , although more by those on higher incomes. Those earning less than $600 per week favour the Liberal Party 37%/29%, while those earning $1,600+ per week favour the Liberal Party 51%/21%.

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