Essential Report

Trust in the Government’s handling of international relations

Jul 26, 2016

Q. How much trust do you have in Malcolm Turnbull 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 May 2015
Total a lot/some 47%   30% 81% 35% 36%   41% 35% 40% 33% 35%
Total little/no trust 46%   65% 17% 52% 62%   53% 59% 53% 62% 58%
A lot of trust 12%   5% 28% 3%   20% 17% 17% 12% 13%
Some trust 35%   25% 53% 35% 33%   21% 18% 23% 21% 22%
A little trust 24%   28% 16% 32% 27%   18% 16% 18% 22% 20%
No trust 22%   37% 1% 20% 35%   35% 43% 35% 40% 38%
Don’t know 7%   6% 2% 13% 3%   7% 5% 6% 5% 7%

 Overall, 47% have a lot or some trust in Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberal Government to handle Australia’s international relations and 46% have a little or no trust. This represent a substantial increase in trust since a similar question was asked last May about the Tony Abbott Government.

However, most of the shift has been an increase for “some trust”. Only 12% (down 1%) have “a lot of trust” and 22% (down 26%) have no trust.

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