Party trust to handle issues

Dec 6, 2016

Q. Which party would you trust most to handle the following issues?

  Liberal Labor Don’t know   NET NET

Aug 2016

Security and the war on terrorism 39% 22% 39%   +17 +18
Management of the economy 41% 27% 32%   +14 +15
Controlling interest rates 33% 26% 41%   +7 +12
Managing population growth 32% 25% 42%   +7 +10
Treatment of asylum seekers 34% 28% 39%   +6 +6
Political leadership 33% 27% 40%   +6 +9
Ensuring a fair taxation system 32% 33% 35%   -1 -4
Ensuring a quality water supply 27% 30% 43%   -3
A fair industrial relations system 30% 37% 33%   -7 -8
Protecting Australian jobs and protection of local industries 28% 37% 35%   -9 -8
Housing affordability 25% 34% 40%   -9 -10
Ensuring a quality education for all children 28% 39% 33%   -11 -8
Ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system 28% 40% 32%   -12 -8
Addressing climate change 23% 37% 40%   -14 -10
Protecting the environment 23% 37% 40%   -14 -11

The Liberal Party is trusted more to handle security and the war on terrorism (+17) and management of the economy (+14).

The Labor Party is trusted more to handle protecting the environment (-14), addressing climate change (-14), the health system (-12) and education (-11).

Since this question was asked in August, the Labor Party has improved its position against the Liberal Party on controlling interest rates (up 5), climate change (up 4) and the health system (up 4).

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