Trust politicians?

Tell 'em they're dreaming

By Erin Mathews. Election Watch Journalist

Elections are fought and won on trust.

It's a voters' task to try to figure out which leader can be trusted to run the economy and social services; which leader can be trusted not to stuff it all up.

The stats aren't great for the Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten. Data from Vote Compass, in partnership with the University of Melbourne and the ABC, show voters find him less trustworthy than Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. That hasn't altered during the campaign, despite positive events and polling for the ALP. 

Although, trust isn't something we tend to store in any of our current political leaders. Check out this short video for more on how trustworthy voters consider our major party leaders: 

Image credit: Paul B/Flickr


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