Essential Report

US Relations Statements

Nov 3, 2020

Q. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about relations with the USA?

TOTAL: Agree TOTAL: Disagree Strongly agree Somewhat agree Somewhat disagree Strongly disagree Unsure
It is important for the Prime Minister to have a good relationship with the US President, whoever they might be, for the good of the nation 72% 18% 36% 36% 12% 6% 10%
The Trump Presidency has diminished the USA’s reputation 65% 21% 43% 23% 13% 8% 14%
The US is less relevant to Australia’s interests than it has been in the past 54% 31% 19% 35% 22% 9% 15%
The Trump Presidency has been good for Australia 32% 48% 13% 19% 21% 27% 20%
  • Regardless of the result on Tuesday, almost three-quarters of people agree that it is important for the Prime Minister to have a good relationship with the US President, whoever they might be, for the good of the nation (72%).
  • 65% agree that the Trump Presidency has diminished the USA’s reputation and just 32% agree that the Trump Presidency has been good for Australia.

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