New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has highest Net Trust Score of all political leaders while Australian PM Scott Morrison has a Net Distrust Score to overcome

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 20-Mar-20

A special Roy Morgan survey on ‘Trust’ and ‘Distrust’ of government leaders shows New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern scores the highest ‘Net Trust Score’ of all – meaning the ‘Trust’ felt toward the New Zealand leader far outweighs the ‘Distrust’ – according to a special Roy Morgan Snap SMS Survey of 974 Australians aged 14+ conducted over the last two days. Other leaders to score highly on Net Trust include Opposition Leader in the Senate Penny Wong, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and former ALP Deputy Leader Tanya Plibersek. Prime Minister Scott Morrison is mentioned as a ‘Trusted’ leader by more Australians than any other. However, there are far more Australians that have a ‘Distrust’ of the Prime Minister than ‘Trust’ him – leaving Morrison with a ‘Net Distrust Score’. Other prominent political leaders that have ‘Net Distrust Scores’ include Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, US President Donald Trump and former National Party Leader Barnaby Joyce.


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