Essential Report

Contact with election campaign

Jun 28, 2016

Q. Over the last few weeks which of the following types of contact have you had with the election campaign?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   7 June
Seen TV campaign ads 72%   76% 76% 68% 76% 58%
Received campaign materials in your letterbox 70%   74% 70% 78% 75% 49%
Watched one of the party leader debates on TV 29%   33% 33% 28% 25% 22%
Received an email about the election 26%   33% 24% 30% 27% 17%
Had a phone call from a political party 21% 19% 24% 16% 30% 11%
Visited a website about election issues 18%   21% 16% 33% 20% 13%
Been surveyed on the phone 18%   20% 17% 21% 23% 12%
Been approached in the street by party workers handing out material 15% 18% 16% 22% 10% 9%
Been door-knocked by a political party 7% 7% 10% 8% 7% 5%
Been door-knocked by another group (e.g. union, interest group) 6% 5% 8% 9% 3%   4%

72% say they have seen TV ads about the election campaign and 70% have received campaign materials in their letterbox. 29% say they have watched a leaders debate.

Only 7% say they have been door-knocked by a political party and 15% have been approached by party workers in the street.

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