Essential Report

Attributes of the Liberal Party

Aug 1, 2018

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 Liberal Party?

  Total Change   Jul 2009 April 2011 Aug 2013 Nov 2015 Jun 2016 Nov 2017
Too close to the big corporate and financial interests 67% +2     60% 60% 67% 66% 65%
Will promise to do anything to win votes 64% -3   67% 65% 65% 68% 65% 67%
Out of touch with ordinary people 64% -2   62% 54% 58% 62% 63% 66%
Divided 56% -8   74% 49% 31% 56% 52% 68%
Moderate 56% +3   50% 55% 48% 51% 47% 53%
Have a vision for the future 52% +4     48% 51% 54% 51% 48%
Have good policies 46% +1       38% 43% 41% 45%
Clear about what they stand for 45% +5     44% 45% 46% 46% 40%
Has a good team of leaders 45% +8   29% 40% 36% 48% 42% 37%
Understands the problems facing Australia 42% +1   44% 51% 48% 46% 44% 41%
Looks after the interests of working people 37% +1     38% 36% 32% 31% 36%
Extreme 34% -3   36% 36% 39% 39% 38% 37%
Trustworthy 34%       30% 29% 30% 34%
Keeps its promises 33% +1   28% 33% 32% 25% 30% 32%

 

The Liberal Party’s main attributes were – too close to the big corporate and financial interest (67%), will promise anything to win votes (64%) and out of touch with ordinary people (64%).

Main changes since November last year, were – divided (down 8%), has a good team of leaders (up 8%) and clear about what they stand for (up 5%).

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