Essential Report

The Past Year – Political Parties

Dec 13, 2010

Q. Has it been a good or bad year for each of the following political parties?

Total good Total bad Very good Good Neither good nor bad Bad Very bad Don’t know
The Greens 42% 21% 9% 33% 28% 12% 9% 8%
The Liberal Party 33% 27% 8% 25% 33% 20% 7% 7%
The Labor Party 21% 47% 3% 18% 24% 33% 14% 7%

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total good Total bad Total good Total bad Total good Total bad Total good Total bad
The Greens 42% 21% 49% 9% 38% 35% 70% 4%
The Liberal Party 33% 27% 23% 37% 52% 16% 18% 45%
The Labor Party 21% 47% 36% 27% 16% 67% 18% 53%

Respondents were more likely to think it has been a good year for the Greens (42%) than the Liberal Party (33%) or the Labor Party (21%).

Among their own voters 70% think it has been a good year for the Greens, 52% the Liberal Party and 36% the Labor Party.

Men (40% good/27% bad) are more likely than women (26%/28%) to think it has been a good year for the Liberal Party

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