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Sentiment Trends Around Malcolm Turnbull

Australia’s current Prime Minister started his term, following a leadership coup, with an immediate jump in popular approval ratings. Coming up to 3 months in office the public view has become more sanguine as party politics grind down the expectations.

Sentiment in online news

We ran the numbers, using Sentiment Analysis applied to online “traditional media” i.e. News.

Here’s how things panned out. For all charts we ran them over the prior 6 months, giving us a view from 3 months before the ascendancy to three months in office for Malcolm Turnbull.

Overall sentiment for Malcolm Turnbull
Chart 1 – Overall Sentiment for Malcolm Turnbull
Relatively Consistent, Slight Drop in the New Year
 Tax Reform Trending to Neutral
Chart 4 – Tax Reform Trending to Neutral
 GST Reform Expectations Take A Dive
Chart 3 – GST Reform Expectations Take A Dive
 Superannuation Reform Also Trending to Neutral
Chart 4 – Superannuation Reform Also Trending to Neutral
 Innovation #IdeasBoom Still On The Boil
Chart 5 – Innovation #IdeasBoom Still On The Boil
 Ethics A Mixed Bag and Trending As Uncertain
Chart 6 – Ethics A Mixed Bag and Trending As Uncertain
 Rolex - Accepting Counterfeit Watches A Wild Swing Of Sentiment
Chart 7 – Rolex – Accepting Counterfeit Watches A Wild Swing Of Sentiment
 Looks Like The "Message" Is Working For The TPP
Chart 8 – Looks Like The “Message” Is Working For The TPP

 

The above charts were all based on a search over online News for the previous 6 months for all mentions of Malcolm Turnbull, and then within those conversations the specific topic sentiment is derived. This means that every specific topic is within the overall context of the conversation referring to Malcolm Turnbull.

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Walter Adamson

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