Nielsen asked an additional set of questions to accompany their vote estimates published in Fairfax today – two focusing on the ETS and another measuring the trust that people have in each leader.
The first question was a standard ETS question:
Do you support or oppose an Emissions Trading Scheme for Australia?
The next question asked on the ETS was over the government’s postponement:
Do you support or oppose the government’s decision to postpone the introduction an Emissions Trading Scheme for three years?
On the age cross-tabs for the two questions, we get:
Next up, Nielsen asked an interesting little question on trust:
On a scale of 0 to 10, where 0 is not at all trustworthy and 10 is extremely trustworthy, how trustworthy do you think the party leaders are?
If we split categorise the results such that “Untrustworthy” represents responses 0 through 4, “Neutral” represents response number 5 and “Trustworthy” represents responses 6 through 10, the headline figures for each leader and their distribution come in like this:
The cross-tabs for each leader come in like this:
We’ve got plenty to chew on here.