Essential Report

Attributes of the Labor Party

Nov 17, 2015

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?

Total

Change

Jul 2009

Mar 2010

April 2011

May 2012

Aug 2013

Mar 2014

Sep 2014

Will promise to do anything to win votes

64%

+2

57%

63%

72%

70%

65%

63%

62%

Divided

58%

+4

30%

36%

66%

73%

66%

58%

54%

Moderate

56%

+2

65%

63%

51%

50%

48%

52%

54%

Looks after the interests of working people

55%

+1

39%

47%

53%

54%

54%

Out of touch with ordinary people

52%

+1

44%

48%

61%

58%

51%

49%

51%

Understands the problems facing Australia

48%

+2

62%

54%

40%

46%

50%

49%

46%

Have good policies

42%

46%

44%

42%

Have a vision for the future

42%

43%

41%

49%

43%

42%

Clear about what they stand for

37%

+1

28%

31%

38%

42%

36%

Too close to the big corporate and financial interests

37%

+1

46%

36%

31%

34%

36%

Trustworthy

34%

+4

30%

31%

30%

Has a good team of leaders

33%

60%

52%

34%

29%

36%

34%

33%

Extreme

30%

+3

25%

26%

38%

31%

34%

30%

27%

Keeps its promises

29%

44%

33%

20%

22%

27%

30%

29%

The Labor Party’s main attributes were – will promise anything to win votes (64%), divided (58%), moderate (56%) and looks after the interests of working people (55%).

There were no major changes since September last year were – divided is up 4% to 58% and trustworthy up 4% to 34%.

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