Essential Report

Best Party to Handle Australia’s Health System

Aug 22, 2011

Q. Overall, which party do you think would be best at handling Australia’s health system?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
The Labor Party 26% 69% 3% 39%
The Liberal Party 33% 2% 71% 3%
No difference 27% 18% 18% 39%
Don’t know 14% 10% 8% 19%

Opinions of party best to handle Australia’s health system very much follow voting preferences. Overall the Liberal Party is favoured over labor by 33% to 26%. 41% either don’t know or think there is no difference. 69% of Labor voters favour the Labor Party and 71% of Liberal/National voters favor the Liberals.

Men favour the Liberals 40% to 27% while women are more evenly divided – 25% Labor, 26% Liberal and 49% no difference/don’t know.

Those on incomes under $600pw favour Labor over the Liberals by 34% to 22% – all other income groups favour the Liberal Party.

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