Essential Report

Approval of Trans-Pacific Partnership

Oct 13, 2015

Q. 12 countries including Australia, the USA and Japan recently negotiated a trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Do you approve or disapprove of Australia signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Total approve

49%

46%

70%

21%

29%

Total disapprove

16%

15%

7%

34%

36%

Strongly approve

14%

13%

23%

3%

3%

Approve

35%

33%

47%

18%

26%

Disapprove

7%

7%

4%

11%

13%

Strongly disapprove

9%

8%

3%

23%

23%

Don’t know

36%

39%

23%

44%

36%

49% approve of Australia signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership and 16% disapprove. 36% could not give an opinion. Those most likely to approve were Liberal/National voters (70%), men (57%) and those earning $1,600+ pw (57%). Those more likely to disapprove were Greens voters (34%) and other party voters (36%).

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