Kevin Rudd and Australia’s relations with other nations

Apr 12, 2010

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Kevin Rudd is handling Australia’s relations with other nations?

  April 2009 April 2010
Total approve 67% 50%
Total disapprove 19% 32%
Strongly approve 17% 10%
Approve 50% 40%
Disapprove 13% 22%
Strongly disapprove 6% 10%
Don’t know 13% 17%

 Half (50%) of those surveyed approve of the way Kevin Rudd is handling Australia’s relations with other nations, 32% disapprove and 17% don’t know. 

 Results followed party lines – Labor voters were more likely to approve (87%), while Coalition voters were more likely to disapprove (66%).  61% of Green voters approve of the way Kevin Rudd is handling Australia’s relations with other nations.

 Males were more likely than females to approve (55% v 45%).  Females were more likely to indicate they don’t know (22%). 

 People aged 55 years and over were more likely to disapprove of the way Kevin Rudd is handling Australia’s relations with other nations (45%).

 Since we asked this question a year ago, the number of people that approve of the way Kevin Rudd is handling Australia’s relations with other nations has dropped seventeen percent and the number that disapprove has increased by thirteen percent.

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