Essential Report

Statements about the Government

Sep 11, 2018

Q. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

  Total agree Total disagree   Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don’t know
I have lost trust in this government to function effectively and govern the country. Australia needs a new government. 63% 24%   34% 29% 16% 8% 13%
The new Prime Minister was not elected by the people and has no legitimacy. He needs to go to an election as soon as possible. 60% 27%   31% 29% 17% 10% 13%
Under Scott Morrison the Government will continue to put the interests of big business ahead of the interests of the broader community. 57% 23%   24% 33% 16% 7% 20%
The Government has no long-term plan for Australia’s future 59% 27%   27% 32% 20% 7% 14%
Tony Abbott and his conservative supporters are really running the country now 34% 41%   10% 24% 27% 14% 25%
I’m sick of the major parties changing their leaders. I would consider voting for a third party to send a message to them both. 67% 20%   35% 32% 14% 6% 13%
Labor is the alternative government and I want to hear from them what their policies are – not what is wrong with the Liberal Party 68% 20%   29% 39% 10% 10% 12%

 

 

 

 

A majority agreed with all statements except for “Tony Abbott and his conservative supporters are really running the country now” (34% agree).

There was highest agreement with the statements “Labor is the alternative government and I want to hear from them what their policies are – not what is wrong with the Liberal Party” (68% agree) and “I’m sick of the major parties changing their leaders. I would consider voting for a third party to send a message to them both” (67% agree).

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