Attributes of the Labor Party

May 28, 2012

Q. Here is a list of things both favourable and unfavourable that have been said about various political parties. Which statements do you feel fit the Labor Party?

 

6 Jul 09

14 Mar 10

 

27 April 11

 

28 May 12

% change

Divided

30%

36%

66%

73%

+7%

Will promise to do anything to win votes

57%

63%

72%

70%

-2%

Out of touch with ordinary people

44%

48%

61%

58%

-3%

Moderate

65%

63%

51%

50%

-1%

Looks after the interests of working people

39%

47%

+8%

Understands the problems facing Australia

62%

54%

40%

46%

+6%

Have a vision for the future

43%

41%

-2%

Too close to the big corporate and financial interests

46%

36%

-10%

Extreme

25%

26%

38%

31%

-7%

Clear about what they stand for

28%

31%

+3%

Has a good team of leaders

60%

52%

34%

29%

-5%

Keeps its promises

44%

33%

20%

22%

+2%

The Labor Party’s main attributes were – divided (73%), will promise anything to win votes (70%), out of touch with ordinary people (58%) and moderate (50%).
Main changes since last April were – too close to the big corporate and financial interests (down 10% to 36%), looks after the interests of working people (up 8% to 47%), divided (up 7% to 73%), extreme (down 7% to 31%) and understands the problems facing Australia (up 6% to 46%).

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Attributes of the Liberal Party

May 28, 2012

Q. And which statements do you feel fit the Liberal Party?

 

6 July 09

14 Mar 10

 

27 April 11

28 May 12

% change

Will promise to do anything to win votes

67%

72%

65%

63%

-2%

Too close to the big corporate and financial interests

60%

58%

-2%

Out of touch with ordinary people

62%

58%

54%

53%

-1%

Moderate

50%

50%

55%

52%

-3%

Understands the problems facing Australia

44%

43%

51%

52%

+1%

Have a vision for the future

48%

48%

Clear about what they stand for

44%

46%

+2%

Looks after the interests of working people

38%

40%

+2%

Has a good team of leaders

29%

31%

40%

39%

-1%

Divided

74%

66%

49%

37%

-12%

Extreme

36%

38%

36%

34%

-2%

Keeps its promises

28%

23%

33%

34%

+1%

The Liberal Party’s main attributes were – will promise anything to win votes (63%), too close to the big corporate and financial interest (58%), out of touch with ordinary people (53%), moderate (52%) and understands the problems facing Australia (52%).

The only substantial change since April last year was a drop in the figure for “divided” – down 12% to 37%.

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