Essential Report

Election date

Jul 8, 2013

Q. Do you think the Federal election should be held on September 14th as currently scheduled, earlier or later?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

On September 14th

39%

44%

38%

49%

Earlier

27%

15%

41%

9%

Later

16%

24%

10%

14%

Don’t know

19%

16%

12%

29%

39% favoured keeping the election date as scheduled, 27% want it earlier and 16% prefer it later. The current date was most favoured by Greens voters (49%) and Labor voters (44%). Liberal/National voters were divided – 41% want it earlier and 38% prefer the scheduled date.

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