Q. Who do you trust most to deliver good policies for Australia’s future?
(Question commissioned by Network Ten)
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens|
40% have most trust in Julia Gillard to deliver good policies for Australia’s future and 31% trust Tony Abbott most.
Opinions closely follow party preference although Julia Gillard is overwhelmingly trusted more by Greens voters (62% to 2%).
Women are less trusting of Tony Abbott – 40% of men trust Julia Gillard and 36% trust Tony Abbott while 41% of women trust Julia Gillard and only 26% trust Tony Abbott.
Younger people are also less likely to trust Tony Abbott – those aged 55+ trust Tony Abbott (44%) more than Julia Gillard (36%) while those aged under 35 trust Julia Gillard more (42% Gillard/24% Abbott).
Q. Would you support or oppose the Federal Government taking over the responsibility for hospitals from the State Governments? (Question commissioned by Network Ten)
|14 Feb 2011||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens||15 Feb 2010|
|Neither support nor oppose||22%||22%||20%||21%||19%|
48% support the Federal Government taking over the responsibility for hospitals from the State Governments and 14% oppose. This is a significant weakening in support since this question was asked in February last year.
However, a majority of Labor voters still support a Federal take-over, as do nearly half the Coalition and Greens voters.
Older voters were more likely to support a Federal take-over of hospitals – aged under 35’s split 37% support/14% oppose compared to aged 55+ at 52% support/20% oppose.
Q. Do you think the Independents in Federal Parliament that are supporting the Government should continue to support the Labor Government or should they switch their support to the Liberal/National coalition? (Question commissioned by Network Ten)
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens||Aged 18-34||Aged
|Continue to support Labor||43%||87%||6%||73%||43%||45%||39%|
|Switch support to the Liberals and Nationals||30%||1%||71%||6%||23%||29%||42%|
43% of respondents believed that the Independent MPs should continue to support the Labor Government and 30% thought they should switch their support to the coalition. 27% had no opinion either way.
Opinions closely followed voting intentions – and Greens voters overwhelmingly favoured continued support for the Government.
By age, younger voters tended to favour the independents continuing to support the Government while older voters were more likely to think they should switch.
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- Views towards re-electing the federal Coalition government
- Party trust to handle issues
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