Compulsory superannuation

Sep 16, 2014

Q. Do you think it should be compulsory to contribute to superannuation or should workers be able to do whatever they want with their income? 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

Work full time

Work part time

Superannuation should be compulsory

61%

65%

65%

66%

47%

60%

59%

Workers should be able to do whatever they want with their income

31%

30%

29%

25%

48%

33%

29%

Don’t know

8%

5%

6%

9%

6%

7%

12%

61% believe that superannuation should be compulsory and 31% think workers should be able to do whatever they want with their income.

Those most likely to oppose compulsory superannuation were aged 35-54 (37%) and other party voters (48%). There was little difference across incomes.

Increase in superannuation or salary

Sep 16, 2014

Q. Which would you rather have – a salary increase or an increase in superannuation contributions – or does it make no difference to you? 

 

Total

 

Income less than $1,000

pw

Income $1,000-$1,600

pw

Income over $1,600

pw

 

Work full time

Work part time

Salary increase

42%

40%

46%

39%

44%

36%

Super contributions

29%

28%

28%

32%

30%

26%

No difference to me

23%

24%

23%

22%

21%

32%

Don’t know

6%

8%

4%

6%

5%

9%

Based on fulltime and part-time employees. Sample = 565

42% of workers said they work prefer a salary increase, 29% an increase in super contributions and 23% said it would make no difference.

There were not major differences across income groups. However, part-time workers were a little more likely to say it makes no difference and a little less likely to prefer a salary increase.

Federal politics – voting intention

Sep 9, 2014

Q. If a Federal Election was held today to which party will you probably give your first preference vote? If not sure, which party are you currently leaning toward?

Q. If don’t know -Well which party are you currently leaning to?

 Sample size = 1,775 respondents

First preference/leaning to

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 12/8/14

2 weeks ago

26/8/14

Last week

2/9/14

This week

9/9/14

Liberal

 

38%

36%

36%

36%

National

3%

3%

4%

3%

Total Liberal/National

45.6%

41%

39%

40%

39%

Labor

33.4%

39%

37%

38%

38%

Greens

8.6%

8%

10%

9%

10%

Palmer United Party

5.5%

5%

6%

5%

4%

Other/Independent

6.9%

7%

8%

8%

9%

 

2 Party Preferred

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 12/8/14

2 weeks ago

26/8/14

Last week

2/9/14

This week

9/9/14

Liberal National

53.5%

49%

48%

48%

48%

Labor

46.5%

51%

52%

52%

52%

NB. The data in the above tables comprise 2-week averages derived from the first preference/leaning to voting questions.  Respondents who select ‘don’t know’ are not included in the results.  The two-party preferred estimate is calculated by distributing the votes of the other parties according to their preferences at the 2013 election.

Approval of Tony Abbott

Sep 9, 2014

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister? 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/
Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

Tony Abbott as Opp Leader

2 Sep 13

Tony Abbott as Prime Minister

24 Sep

11 Mar

11 June

8 July

12 Aug

Total approve

35%

6%

84%

14%

19%

 

40%

41%

40%

35%

34%

37%

Total disapprove

52%

87%

9%

79%

65%

 

49%

36%

47%

58%

58%

54%

Strongly approve

9%

2%

25%

1%

-

13%

14%

11%

10%

8%

13%

Approve

26%

4%

59%

13%

19%

27%

27%

29%

25%

26%

24%

Disapprove

22%

29%

8%

26%

32%

19%

13%

20%

18%

22%

19%

Strongly disapprove

30%

58%

1%

53%

33%

30%

23%

27%

40%

36%

35%

Don’t know

13%

7%

7%

8%

16%

10%

23%

12%

7%

7%

9%

52% of respondents disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister – down 2% since the last time this question was asked in August – and 35% approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing (down 2%). This represents no change in net rating  at -17.

84% (up 4%) of Liberal/National voters approve of Tony Abbott’s performance, with 9% (down 3%) disapproving. 87% of Labor voters and 79% of Greens voters disapprove of Tony Abbott’s performance.

By gender men were 42% approve/48% disapprove and women 29% approve/56% disapprove.

Approval of Bill Shorten

Sep 9, 2014

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Bill Shorten is doing as Opposition Leader?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

12 Nov 2013

11 Mar

11 June

8 July

12 Aug

Total approve

35%

61%

22%

42%

21%

31%

32%

38%

36%

34%

Total disapprove

36%

16%

58%

30%

51%

27%

39%

40%

39%

40%

Strongly approve

5%

13%

1%

4%

-

5%

4%

7%

6%

7%

Approve

30%

48%

21%

38%

21%

26%

28%

31%

30%

27%

Disapprove

22%

14%

28%

22%

32%

17%

24%

22%

22%

21%

Strongly disapprove

14%

2%

30%

8%

19%

10%

15%

18%

17%

19%

Don’t know

29%

23%

21%

29%

27%

43%

29%

22%

25%

25%

35% (up 1% since August) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 36% (down 4%) disapprove. This represents an improvement in net rating from -6 to -1.

61% (down 2%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 16% (up 2%) disapprove.

38% of men and 32% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 41% of men and 32% of women disapprove.

Better Prime Minister

Sep 9, 2014

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

22 Oct 2013

11 Mar

11 June

8 July

12 Aug

Tony Abbott

35%

5%

82%

9%

22%

41%

39%

36%

34%

37%

Bill Shorten

36%

69%

5%

60%

33%

22%

33%

40%

37%

36%

Don’t know

30%

26%

13%

32%

45%

37%

28%

24%

29%

27%

35% (down 2% since August) of respondents think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 36% (no change) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

Men prefer Tony Abbott 39% to 36% and women prefer Bill Shorten 35% to 30%.

Supplying arms to Iraq

Sep 9, 2014

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the Australian Government’s decision to supply arms and weapons to Kurdish forces fighting in Iraq?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Total approve

38%

27%

55%

32%

38%

Total disapprove

39%

52%

23%

51%

47%

Strongly approve

13%

8%

23%

4%

7%

Approve

25%

19%

32%

28%

31%

Disapprove

20%

23%

16%

27%

23%

Strongly disapprove

19%

29%

7%

24%

24%

Don’t know

24%

21%

22%

17%

15%

38% approve of the Australian Government’s decision to supply arms and weapons to Kurdish forces fighting in Iraq and 39% disapprove.

Those most likely to approve were Liberal/National voters (55%), men (50%) and aged 65+ (62%).

Those most likely to disapprove were Labor voters (52%), Greens voters (51%) and women (45%).

Supporting air strikes in Iraq

Sep 9, 2014

Q. Would you approve or disapprove of Australia sending military planes to support the US air strikes in Iraq?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Total approve

38%

31%

54%

32%

37%

Total disapprove

42%

55%

29%

55%

46%

Strongly approve

12%

9%

20%

8%

9%

Approve

26%

22%

34%

24%

28%

Disapprove

23%

26%

21%

31%

23%

Strongly disapprove

19%

29%

8%

24%

23%

Don’t know

19%

14%

17%

14%

18%

38% would approve of Australia sending military planes to support the US air strikes in Iraq and 42% would disapprove.

Those most likely to approve were Liberal/National voters (54%), men (50%) and aged 65+ (58%).

Those most likely to disapprove were Labor voters (55%), Greens voters (55%) and women (49%).

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