Essential Report

Is Royal Commission biased?

Sep 8, 2015

Q. Do you believe the Royal Commission into Trade Unions is biased against unions and the Labor Party?

Total     Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Yes – biased against unions 5% 6% 4% 2% 7%
Yes – biased against Labor Party 7% 9% 7% 16% 6%
Yes – based against both unions and Labor 24% 43% 4% 43% 26%
No – not biased at all 29% 11% 60% 6% 21%
Don’t know 35% 31% 26% 33% 40%

29% of Australians – the largest proportion who gave an answer – believe that the Royal Commission into Trade Unions is not biased.

However, 35% could not give an opinion.

24% believe the Royal Commission is biased against both unions and the Labor Party, while a further 5% believe it to be biased against just unions and 7% biased just against the Labor party.

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