Q. Thinking about our current political and economic system – that is, the rules and laws that govern the way Australian society operates – which of the following best describes your view?
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens||Vote other||Jan 2017||Nov 2017|
|The system needs to be fundamentally changed||32%||33%||22%||39%||49%||40%||32%|
|The system is fundamentally sound but needs to be refined||48%||54%||54%||46%||37%||44%||44%|
|The system works well as it is and should not be changed in any substantial way||8%||4%||14%||7%||7%||6%||10%|
48% think Australia’s political and economic system is fundamentally sound but needs to be refined and 32% think the system needs to be fundamentally changed. Only 8% think it should not be changed in any way.
Those thinking the system just needs to be refined has increased 4 points from 44% since November.
Those most likely to think it needs fundamental change were “other” voters (49%) and Greens voters (39%).
Those most likely to think the system just needs to be refined were LNP voters (54%), Labor voters (54%) and aged 55+ (54%).
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In this week's report:
- Performance of Scott Morrison
- Performance of Anthony Albanese
- Preferred Prime Minister
- Views towards re-electing the federal Coalition government
- Party trust to handle issues
- Importance of Australia’s international reputation
- Scott Morrison’s impact on Australia’s international reputation
- Views towards Australia’s international reputation