Essential Report

Government performance

Mar 5, 2014

Q. Overall, would you say that the performance of Tony Abbott and the Coalition Government has been better or worse than you expected or has it been about what you expected?

 

 Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

Nov 13

Total better

20%

7%

39%

2%

9%

18%

Total worse

40%

66%

10%

81%

48%

27%

Much better than expected

9%

4%

18%

1%

6%

Somewhat better than expected

11%

3%

21%

2%

8%

12%

About what expected

36%

24%

50%

14%

39%

47%

Somewhat worse than expected

17%

21%

9%

36%

23%

14%

Much worse than expected

23%

45%

1%

45%

25%

13%

Don’t know

5%

3%

1%

3%

5%

8%

20% think that the performance of Tony Abbott and the Coalition Government has been better than expected, 40% say it has been worse than expected and 36% think it has been about what they expected.

This is a substantial increase in those who think the Government’s performance has been worse than expected since this was measured in November last year – from 27% to 40%. Those who think the Government’s performance has been about what expected has dropped from 47% to 36%.

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