Essential Report

Party trust to handle the economy

Jun 7, 2016

Q. Which party – Labor or Liberal – do you think is best when it comes to:

  Liberal Labor No difference Don’t know   NET
Representing the interests of the large corporate and financial interests 53% 12% 22% 13%   +41
Handling the economy overall 36% 22% 25% 17%   +14
Handling the economy in a way that best helps small business 35% 25% 23% 17%   +10
Handling the economy in a way that best helps the middle class 30% 28% 25% 17%   +2
Handling the economy in a way that helps you and people like you the most. 28% 31% 25% 17%   -3
Handling the economy in a way that tries to take the interests of working families into consideration as much as it takes the interests of the large corporate and financial groups 26% 32% 26% 16%   -6
Representing the interests of you and people like you 26% 34% 27% 12%   -8
Standing up for the middle class in Australia 25% 35% 26% 14%   -10
Being more concerned about the interests of working families in Australia than the rich and large business and financial interests 19% 43% 24% 14%   -24
Representing the interests of Australian working families 18% 45% 27% 11%   -27

Labor are considered best at representing the interests of Australian working families (+27), being more concerned about the interests of working families (+24) and standing up for the middle class in Australia (+10).

The Liberal Party are considered best at representing the interests of the large corporate and financial interests (+41), handling the economy overall (+14) and handling the economy in a way that best helps small business (+10).

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