Essential Report

Federal voting intention

Aug 30, 2016

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? If don’t know – Well which party are you currently leaning to?

  Total   Last week

23/8/16

2 weeks ago

16/8/16

4 weeks ago

2/8/16

  Election  7 Sep 13
Liberal 37%   36% 36% 36%    
National 3%   3% 3% 3%    
Total Liberal/National 40%   39% 39% 39%   45.6%
Labor 37%   36% 37% 37%   33.4%
Greens 10%   10% 10% 10%   8.6%
Nick Xenophon Team 4%   4% 4% 4%  
Other/Independent 10%   12% 11% 10%   12.4%
2 party preferred              
Liberal National 49%   49% 48% 48%   53.5%
Labor 51%   51% 52% 52%   46.5%

NB: Sample = 1,797. The data in the above tables comprise 2-week averages derived from 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 2013 election.

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