Surging Approval Ratings for Aus Politicians Amid COVID-19

World leaders are making the headlines throughout the COVID-19 crisis but not all for the same reasons. New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been praised for her and her government’s swift reaction while Donald Trump in the US has been mocked for his long and sometimes bizarre  press conferences, but what’s the situation at home? Approval ratings are surging and the incumbent leaders across state and federal government are gaining the public’s trust.

To explore further, we were joined by Dr Stewart Jackson, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government and International Relations, with a specialisation in Australian politics, at the University of Sydney.

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