Essential Report

Betting on the Melbourne Cup

Oct 31, 2011

Q. Will you be placing a bet on the Melbourne Cup?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Yes 40% 42% 43% 42%
No 44% 44% 41% 42%
Don’t know 16% 14% 16% 16%

Although only 22% have a high or moderate interest in horse racing, 40% say they will be placing a bet on the Melbourne Cup.

Those most likely to place a bet were aged 35-54 (45%) and full-time workers (49%). Men and women were equally likely to place a bet.


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