Essential Report

Federal politics – voting intention

Aug 20, 2010

Q. The Federal Election will be held on 21 August –  to which party will you probably give your first preference in the House of Representatives? If not sure, which party are you currently leaning toward?

Q. If don’t know – Well which party are you currently leaning to for the House of Representatives?

  First preference


Liberal 40%  
National 3%  
Total Lib/Nat 43% 49%
Labor 38% 51%
Greens 12%  
Family First 2%  
Other/Independent 5%  

NB.  The 5% of respondents who selected ‘don’t know’ are not included in these results.  The two-party preferred estimate is calculated by distributing the votes of the other parties according to their preferences at the 2007 election.


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