Essential Report

Kevin Rudd as UN Secretary General

Aug 2, 2016

Q. Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has asked the Federal Government to nominate him to be the next Secretary General of the United Nations. Do you think the Federal Government should or should not nominate Kevin Rudd for UN Secretary General?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Should nominate Kevin Rudd 36%   53% 26% 40% 32%
Should not nominate Kevin Rudd 39%   23% 57% 37% 47%
Don’t know 25%   24% 18% 23% 20%

36% think that the Federal Government should nominate Kevin Rudd for UN Secretary General and 39% think they should not.

53% of Labor voters think the Government should nominate Kevin Rudd and 57% of Liberal/National voters think they should not.


Note – the majority of respondents completed this survey before the Government had announced it would not nominate Kevin Rudd.


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