Essential Report

Malcolm Turnbull

May 2, 2017

Q. How confident are you that Malcolm Turnbull can deliver the following?

  Total Confident Total Not Confident Very confident Somewhat confident Not very confident Not at all confident Don’t know
Tougher citizenship requirements 55% 31% 12% 43% 21% 10% 13%
Tighter regulations for foreign workers 52% 35% 12% 40% 23% 12% 12%
Secure borders 47% 39% 9% 38% 26% 13% 13%
Stand up for Australia’s interests internationally 36% 51% 8% 28% 32% 19% 13%
A strong economy 31% 56% 4% 27% 36% 20% 12%
Jobs and growth 31% 58% 5% 26% 39% 19% 11%
A balanced budget 29% 59% 4% 25% 36% 23% 12%
Action on climate change 24% 61% 4% 20% 36% 25% 16%


Respondents were most confident that Malcolm Turnbull could deliver tougher citizenship requirements (55% confident) and tighter regulations for foreign workers (52%).

They were least confident that Turnbull could deliver action on climate change (61% not confident), a balanced budget (59%), jobs and growth (58%), and a strong economy (56%).

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