Essential Report

Confidence in Government

Oct 18, 2016

Q. How confident are you that the Turnbull Government – with current Senate – will be able to get things done that the nation needs?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Total confident 31%   20% 57% 9% 18%
Total not confident 58%   69% 39% 86% 77%
Very confident 4%   4% 8% <1% <1%
Somewhat confident 27%   16% 49% 9% 18%
Not very confident 36%   38% 33% 47% 41%
Not at all confident 22%   31% 6% 39% 36%
Don’t know 11%   12% 4% 5% 4%

Just under one third (31%) of Australians are confident that the Turnbull Government will be able to get things done that the nation needs. Just 4% are ‘very confident’.

58% are not confident that the Turnbull Government will be able to get things done that the nation needs.

Lib/Nat voters (57%) are far more likely to be confident; however 39% still say they are not confident that the Turnbull Government will be able to get things done that the nation needs.

Labor (20%), other (18%) and Greens (9%) voters were less likely to be confident than the overall average.

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