Federal politics – voting intention

Oct 4, 2010

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?

1921 sample size

First preference/leaning to  6 months ago 4 weeks ago 2 weeks ago Last week This week

 

Liberal 36% 40% 42% 40% 42%
National 3% 3% 3% 3% 2%
Total Lib/Nat 39% 43% 45% 43% 44%
Labor 43% 39% 40% 42% 42%
Greens 10% 11% 9% 9% 8%
Other/Independent 8% 7% 6% 6% 8%

 

2PP 6 months ago 4 weeks ago 2 weeks ago Last week This week

 

Total Lib/Nat 46% 49% 50% 49% 49%
Labor 54% 51% 50% 51% 51%

 NB.  The data in the above tables comprise 2-week averages derived 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 2007 election. Comments »

Attributes to describe the Prime Minister

Oct 4, 2010

Q.  Which of the following describe your opinion of the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard?

  5 Jul 10 4 Oct 10 Difference
Intelligent 87% 81% -6%
Hard-working 89% 82% -7%
A capable leader 72% 59% -13%
Demanding 58% 58% 0%
Arrogant 37% 39% 2%
Out of touch with ordinary people 35% 44% 9%
Understands the problems facing Australia 68% 55% -13%
Visionary 48% 38% -10%
Good in a crisis 61% 46% -15%
Narrow-minded 28% 35% 7%
Down to earth 68% 62% -6%
Too inflexible 26% 36% 10%
Complacent 27% 31% 4%
More honest than most politicians 45% 37% -8%
Trustworthy 49% 42% -7%

Comments »

Attributes to describe the Prime Minister – Gender difference

Oct 4, 2010

Q.  Which of the following describe your opinion of the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard?

  Total Male Female
Intelligent 81% 79% 84%
Hard-working 82% 80% 83%
A capable leader 59% 57% 61%
Demanding 58% 62% 54%
Arrogant 39% 38% 39%
Out of touch with ordinary people 44% 47% 41%
Understands the problems facing Australia 55% 53% 56%
Visionary 38% 38% 38%
Good in a crisis 46% 46% 46%
Narrow-minded 35% 38% 31%
Down to earth 62% 60% 65%
Too inflexible 36% 40% 33%
Complacent 31% 34% 28%
More honest than most politicians 37% 39% 35%
Trustworthy 42% 45% 39%

Comments »

Attributes to describe the Opposition Leader

Oct 4, 2010

Q.  Which of the following describe your opinion of the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott?

  5 Jul 10 4 Oct 10 Change
Intelligent 70% 71% 1%
Hard-working 76% 78% 2%
A capable leader 47% 52% 5%
Demanding 53% 61% 8%
Arrogant 59% 60% 1%
Out of touch with ordinary people 57% 53% -4%
Understands the problems facing Australia 50% 53% 3%
Visionary 32% 31% -1%
Good in a crisis 40% 42% 2%
Narrow-minded 56% 53% -3%
Down to earth 47% 47% 0%
Too inflexible 45% 43% -2%
Complacent 34% 32% -2%
More honest than most politicians 33% 32% -1%
Trustworthy 33% 35% 2%

Comments »

Attributes to describe the Opposition Leader – Gender differences

Oct 4, 2010

Q.  Which of the following describe your opinion of the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott?

  Total Male Female
Intelligent 71% 70% 71%
Hard-working 78% 79% 77%
A capable leader 52% 54% 50%
Demanding 61% 66% 56%
Arrogant 60% 63% 56%
Out of touch with ordinary people 53% 57% 49%
Understands the problems facing Australia 53% 52% 54%
Visionary 31% 32% 30%
Good in a crisis 42% 44% 40%
Narrow-minded 53% 56% 51%
Down to earth 47% 47% 47%
Too inflexible 43% 47% 40%
Complacent 32% 34% 29%
More honest than most politicians 32% 32% 31%
Trustworthy 35% 36% 34%

Comments »

Comparison of Leader Attributes

Oct 4, 2010

 

  Julia Gillard Tony Abbott Difference
Intelligent 81% 71% 10%
Hard-working 82% 78% 4%
A capable leader 59% 52% 7%
Demanding 58% 61% -3%
Arrogant 39% 60% -21%
Out of touch with ordinary people 44% 53% -9%
Understands the problems facing Australia 55% 53% 2%
Visionary 38% 31% 7%
Good in a crisis 46% 42% 4%
Narrow-minded 35% 53% -18%
Down to earth 62% 47% 15%
Too inflexible 36% 43% -7%
Complacent 31% 32% -1%
More honest than most politicians 37% 32% 5%
Trustworthy 42% 35% 7%

Comments »

View of Tony Abbott

Oct 4, 2010

 Q.  Some people say that Tony Abbott is unfairly putting roadblocks in the way of Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s programs.  Others say that he is merely performing the appropriate role for the leader of the opposition.  Which is closer to your view?

Tony Abbott is unfairly putting roadblocks in the way of Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s programs 46%
Tony Abbott is performing the appropriate role for the leader of the opposition 54%

 Lib/Nat voters were far more likely to state that Tony Abbott is performing the appropriate role as leader (93%). Labor (80%) and Green (73%) voters were more like to state that Tony Abbott is unfairly putting roadblocks in the way of Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s programs.

 Those aged 65+ were more likely to state that Tony Abbott is performing the appropriate role as leader (64%). Comments »

View of both leaders

Oct 4, 2010

 

 Q.  Some people say that with such a closely divided Parliament, both leaders – Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott – should be willing to modify some of their previously-held positions and made more compromises with the opposing side. Others say, that is wrong, that they should stick to the positions they were each elected on. Which is closer to your view?

Both leaders should be willing to modify some of their previously-held positions and made more compromises with the opposing side 52%
Both leaders should they should stick to the positions they were each elected on 48%

 Labor (64%) and Green voters (65%) voters were more likely to state that both leaders should be willing to modify some of their previously-held positions. Lib/Nat voters were more likely to state that both leaders should they should stick to the positions (64%).

 Those aged 25-34 were more likely (65%) to state that both leaders should be willing to modify some of their previously-held positions. Comments »

COVID-19 RESEARCH

Read Essential's ongoing research on the public response to Covid-19.

Download this week's Report

Sign up for updates

Receive the Essential Report in your inbox.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.