Q. And which party would you trust most to handle the following issues?
|Management of the economy||29%||47%||3%||22%|
|Ensuring a quality education for all children||38%||35%||5%||23%|
|Ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system||33%||35%||6%||25%|
|Protecting the environment||18%||21%||39%||23%|
|A fair industrial relations system||40%||31%||4%||24%|
|Addressing climate change||21%||24%||29%||26%|
|Controlling interest rates||26%||44%||3%||28%|
|Protecting Australian jobs and protection of local industries||35%||35%||4%||26%|
|Ensuring a quality water supply||21%||28%||22%||29%|
|Ensuring a fair taxation system||29%||37%||4%||30%|
|Security and the war on terrorism||25%||40%||3%||32%|
|Treatment of asylum seekers||19%||39%||11%||31%|
|Managing population growth||21%||36%||7%||36%|
Labor is the most trusted party on only one issue – a fair industrial relations system. There is 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.
This represents a weakening in Labor’s position over the last few months. In January Labor was trusted most to handle ensuring a quality education for all children and in October Labor also had a significant lead on protecting Australian jobs and protection of local industries.
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