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
|27 April 11
|Will promise to do anything to win votes||57%||63%||72%||+9%|
|Out of touch with ordinary people||44%||48%||61%||+13%|
|Too close to the big corporate and financial interests||46%||n.a.|
|Have a vision for the future||43%||n.a.|
|Understands the problems facing Australia||62%||54%||40%||-14%|
|Looks after the interests of working people||39%||n.a.|
|Has a good team of leaders||60%||52%||34%||-18%|
|Clear about what they stand for||28%||n.a.|
|Keeps its promises||44%||33%||20%||-13%|
The Labor Party’s main attributes were – will promise anything to win votes (63%), divided (66%) and out of touch with ordinary people (61%).
Since these questions were last asked in March 2010, all of Labor’s positive attributes have declined and the negative attributes increased. Main changes since last March were divided (up 30% to 66%), has a good team of leaders (down 18% to 34%) and understands the problems facing Australia (down 14% to 40%).
Note that the 2PP voting intention for 14 March 2010 was 56%-44% to Labor compared to the current 46%-54%.
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