If a little less or much less favourable –
Q. And which of the following would you say has been the main reason for your view of Kevin Rudd and the Labor Government becoming less favourable in recent weeks?
|Not honouring their election commitments||24%|
|Too much spending||15%|
|Too soft on asylum seekers||15%|
|Problems with insulation and school building programs||13%|
|The 40% tax on mining companies||12%|
|Postponing introduction of ETS to address climate change||7%|
|Too tough on asylum seekers||4%|
|Some other reason||7%|
|No particular reason||6%|
Sample size = 642
Of those who had a less favourable view of Kevin Rudd and the Labor Government, 24% said their main reason was not honouring their election commitments, 15% too much spending and 15% thought the Government was too soft on asylum seekers.
Among Labor voters the main reasons were not honouring election commitments (30%) and problems with the insulation and school building programs (14%).
For Coalition voters the main reasons were not honouring election commitments (27%), the 40% tax on mining companies (18%) and too much spending (17%).
For Greens voters the main reasons were postponing the introduction of the ETS (34%) and problems with then insulation and school building programs (16%).
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