Q. Which party do you think has the best policy for addressing climate change?
|%||7 December 2009*||%|
|The Liberals||25%||Tony Abbott and the Coalition||27%|
|Labor||19%||Kevin Rudd and Labor||24%|
|The Greens||17%||Bob Brown and Greens||17%|
|Don’t know||39%||Don’t know||32%|
Most people (39%) don’t know which party has the best policy for addressing climate change. One quarter (25%) think the Liberal Party has the best policy, 19% think Labor does and 17% think the Greens have the best policy for addressing climate change.
Results followed party lines – Coalition voters were more likely to think the Liberal Party has the best policy (58%), Labor voters were more likely to think Labor (44%), and Green voters were more likely to think the Greens have the best policy for addressing climate change (78%).
Males were more likely to think that the Liberal Party has the best policy (32%), while females were more likely to indicate that they don’t know which party has the best policy for addressing climate change (48%).
People aged 55 years and over were more likely to favour the Liberal Party’s policy when it comes to addressing climate change policy (37%), while people aged 25 – 34 were more likely to favour Labor (22%).
In December 2009, Essential Research put a similar question to the Australian public asking people to indicate whose position on the ETS and addressing climate change they most agree with. The results obtained this week are reasonably similar to those obtained previously for both the Liberal Party and the Greens. However the most notable difference is the result for Labor, with a 5% decrease since December.
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