Liberal party leader at next election

Dec 17, 2012

Q. Do you think Tony Abbott will still be leader of the Liberal Party at the next election – due later next year?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Yes

38%

26%

54%

33%

No

35%

54%

20%

44%

Don’t know

27%

19%

26%

23%

38% think Tony Abbott will still be leader of the Labor Party at the next election and 35% think he will not.

54% of Liberal/National voters think he will still be leader.

Most significant political event

Dec 17, 2012

Q. What do you think was the most significant political event of 2012?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Implementation of the carbon tax

41%

40%

44%

52%

Rudd leadership challenge

14%

16%

14%

12%

Reopening asylum seeker detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru

9%

7%

11%

8%

AWU slush fund allegations against the Prime Minister

7%

1%

14%

Julia Gillard’s sexism speech in Parliament

6%

11%

2%

3%

Bipartisan support for National Disability Insurance Scheme

5%

9%

3%

4%

Australia winning a seat on the UN Security Council

5%

8%

3%

4%

Don’t know

13%

8%

8%

16%

41% think the most significant political event of the year was the implementation of the carbon tax and 14% think it was the Rudd leadership challenge.

All voter groups thought the implementation of the carbon tax was the most significant event.

Liberal/National voters were more likely to think the AWU slush fund allegations against the Prime Minister was most significant (14%) while Labor voters were more likely to think Julia Gillard’s sexism speech in Parliament was most significant (11%).

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