Q. Which leader – Malcolm Turnbull or Bill Shorten – would you trust most to handle the following issues?
|Malcolm Turnbull||Bill Shorten||Don’t know||Difference||Difference May 2016|
|Regulating the banking and finance sector||33%||29%||38%||+4||+6|
|Supporting Australia’s manufacturing industries||30%||32%||37%||-2||-1|
|Addressing climate change||26%||30%||44%||-4||-8|
|Protecting the Great Barrier Reef||23%||29%||48%||-6||-6|
|Making housing more affordable for first home buyers||23%||33%||44%||-10||-9|
|Ensuring big companies pay their share of tax||27%||37%||36%||-10||-6|
|Looking after the needs of pensioners||22%||38%||40%||-16||-14|
|Funding public schools||24%||40%||36%||-16||-16|
|Maintaining workers’ wages and conditions||23%||44%||34%||-21||-22|
Bill Shorten is trusted more for maintaining workers’ wages and conditions (+21), funding public schools (+16) and looking after the needs of pensioners (+16). Since May, the main changes have been a 4% shift to Malcolm Turnbull on addressing climate change and a 4% shift to Bill Shorten on ensuring big companies pay their share of tax.
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