Essential Report

Early election

Mar 1, 2016

Do you think the Federal election should be held later this year as scheduled or should the Government call an early election?

  Total   Vote Lib/Nat Vote Labor Vote Greens Vote other   Sep 2015
Hold election later this year 56%   62% 59% 43% 62%   63%
Call an early election 23%   24% 23% 35% 26%   21%
Don’t know 21%   14% 17% 22% 13%   16%


56% favour holding the Federal election later this year as scheduled and 23% think there should be an early election. Greens voters (35%) were more likely to favour an early election than Labor voters (23%) and Liberal/National voters (24%).


Since this question was asked in September, there has been a shift toward holding an early election.


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