Q. And which party would you trust most to handle the following issues?
|Management of the economy||27%||45%||2%||25%|
|Ensuring a quality education for all children||34%||36%||5%||25%|
|Ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system||31%||34%||6%||29%|
|Protecting the environment||16%||23%||37%||24%|
|A fair industrial relations system||38%||34%||5%||23%|
|Addressing climate change||19%||25%||31%||25%|
|Controlling interest rates||24%||42%||2%||32%|
|Protecting Australian jobs and protection of local industries||32%||35%||4%||29%|
|Ensuring a quality water supply||18%||30%||24%||29%|
|Ensuring a fair taxation system||28%||37%||4%||31%|
|Security and the war on terrorism||21%||40%||3%||35%|
|Treatment of asylum seekers||17%||36%||12%||35%|
|Managing population growth||18%||35%||9%||39%|
Labor does not have a substantial lead over the Liberal Party on any item measured. The 9% lead it had in June on “a fair industrial relations system” has been reduced to 4%. There is also little difference between Labor and the Liberals for ensuring a quality education for all children, ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system and protecting Australian jobs and protection of local industries.
The Liberal Party has maintained strong leads on management of the economy, controlling interest rates, political leadership and security and the war on terrorism.
Overall, there has been a slight weakening of Labor’s position since June.
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