Essential Report

Party trust

Oct 23, 2017

Q. Which party would you trust more to do the following?

  Liberal Labor No difference Don’t know
Reduce power prices 24% 25% 37% 14%
Ensure a reliable power supply 24% 24% 38% 14%
Reduce carbon emissions from power plants 17% 29% 39% 16%
Develop a modern power system that is clean and smart 21% 26% 38% 15%
Encourage investment in renewable energy 20% 30% 34% 16%
Stand up to the big power companies 21% 27% 37% 15%

 

More than half either think there is no difference between the parties or don’t know who they would trust more to handle any of these energy issues.

For those who made a choice, the Labor Party was more trusted to reduce carbon emissions from power plants (+12%), encourage investment in renewable energy (+10%), stand up to the big power companies (+6%) and develop a modern power system that is clean and smart (+5%).

There was no significant difference in preference for either party on reducing power prices or ensuring a reliable power supply.

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