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Q. Which party would you trust most to handle the following issues?
|Management of the economy||49%||34%||17%||+15||+15|
|Security and the war on terrorism||48%||31%||21%||+17||+16|
|Controlling interest rates||41%||32%||27%||+9||+12|
|Managing population growth||40%||34%||26%||+6||+10|
|Ensuring a fair taxation system||39%||43%||18%||-4||-1|
|Treatment of asylum seekers||39%||38%||23%||+1||-1|
|Protecting Australian jobs and protection of local industries||37%||46%||17%||-9||-3|
|Ensuring a quality education for all children||37%||44%||19%||-7||-8|
|Standing up to big business||36%||43%||21%||-7||-5|
|Ensuring a quality water supply||36%||38%||26%||-2||-2|
|Ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system||36%||45%||19%||-9||-6|
|Fair wages and workplace conditions||33%||52%||15%||-19||-18|
|Protecting the environment||30%||44%||26%||-14||-8|
|Addressing climate change||29%||44%||27%||-15||-10|
- The Liberal party is most trusted to handle border protection (52%, 21pt higher than Labor), manage the economy (49%, 15pt higher than Labor) and manage security and the war on terrorism (48%, 17pt ahead of Labor).
- Labor are most trusted to handle fair wages and workplace conditions (52%, 19pt ahead of Liberal), protect Australian jobs and protection of local industries (46%, 9pt over Liberal) and ensure the quality of Australia’s health system (45%, 9pt over Liberal).
- Labor have increased the trust gap between themselves and the Liberals in addressing climate change since March of this year – Labour now has a 15pt lead over Liberal on this issue up from 10pt earlier this year.
- Labour have also closed the gap in managing population growth, with a 6pt lag behind Liberals compared to 10pt in Mar’19.
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Two Party Preferred: 14 May 2019
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