Government’s handling of issues

Sep 16, 2014

Q. How would you rate the Federal Liberal-National Government for the way they have handled the following issues? 

 

Total good

Total poor

Net score

 

Very good

Good

Average

Poor

Very poor

Don’t know

 

Net

Feb 2014

Relations with other countries

39%

24%

+15

12%

27%

28%

12%

12%

9%

-3

Treatment of asylum seekers

33%

36%

-3

15%

18%

20%

12%

24%

11%

+1

Supporting Australian businesses

26%

31%

-5

6%

20%

32%

14%

17%

10%

-7

Managing the economy

30%

36%

-6

9%

21%

25%

16%

20%

9%

+3

Industrial relations

20%

36%

-16

3%

17%

31%

15%

21%

13%

-12

Protecting the environment

21%

39%

-18

4%

17%

30%

16%

23%

10%

-10

Supporting Australian jobs

21%

42%

-21

4%

17%

28%

17%

25%

9%

-19

Education and schools

20%

42%

-22

4%

16%

29%

20%

22%

9%

-7

Social welfare

19%

45%

-26

4%

15%

27%

17%

28%

9%

-12

Health services

19%

46%

-27

4%

15%

27%

22%

24%

8%

-13

Climate change

17%

44%

-27

4%

13%

27%

16%

28%

12%

-15

The Government received negative ratings for all issues except relations with other countries (net +15).

Highest negative ratings were given for climate change (17% good/44% poor), health services (19%/46%), social welfare (19%/45%) and education and schools (20%/42%).

Since this question was asked in February there has been a significant increase for relations with other countries (net score up 18) and decreases for education and schools (down 15), health (down 14), social welfare (down 14) and climate change (down 12).

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