Essential Report

Trust in the Government’s handling of international relations

May 5, 2015

Q. How much trust do you have in Tony Abbott and the Liberal Government to handle Australia’s international relations? 

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Nov 2013 Jun 2014 Oct 2014 Feb 2015
Total a lot/some 35% 11% 77% 5% 23% 41% 35% 40% 33%
Total little/no trust 58% 77% 17% 94% 74% 53% 59% 53% 62%
A lot of trust 13% 1% 32% 8% 20% 17% 17% 12%
Some trust 22% 10% 45% 5% 17% 21% 18% 23% 21%
A little trust 20% 25% 13% 23% 31% 18% 16% 18% 22%
No trust 38% 62% 4% 71% 43% 35% 43% 35% 40%
Don’t know 7% 2% 6% 2% 2% 7% 5% 6% 5% 

Overall, 33% (up 2% since February) have a lot or some trust in Tony Abbott and the Liberal Government to handle Australia’s international relations and 58% (down 4%) have a little or no trust. Only 13% (up 1%) have “a lot of trust” and 38% (down 2%) have no trust.

Labor (62%) and Greens (71%) voters were far more likely to have ‘no trust’. 32% Liberal/National voters have “a lot of trust”- up 4% since February.

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