Q. Here is a list of things both favourable and unfavourable that have been said about various political parties. Which statements do you feel fit the Labor Party?
|6 Jul 09||14 Mar 10
|Will promise to do anything to win votes||57%||63%||+6%|
|Looks after the interests of working families||61%||57%||-4%|
|Professional in its approach||59%||55%||-4%|
|Understands the problems facing Australia||62%||54%||-8%|
|Has a good team of leaders||60%||52%||-8%|
|Out of touch with ordinary people||44%||48%||+4%|
|Too dominated by its leader||39%||45%||+6%|
|Keeps its promises||44%||33%||-11%|
The Labor Party’s main attributes were being moderate (63%), will promise anything to win votes (63%), looks after the interests of working families (57%) and professional in its approach (55%).
Since these questions were last asked in July 2009, most of Labor’s positive attributes have declined a little and the negative attributes increased. Main changes since last July were keeps its promises (down 11% to 33%), has a good team of leaders (down 8% to 52%) and understands the problems facing Australia (down 8% to 54%).
Note that the 2PP voting intention for 6 July 2009 was 59%-41% compared to the current 56%-44%.
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