Interest in Federal Election

Jul 26, 2010

Q. How interested are you in this federal election?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other or indep. Don’t know/ refused vote
More than previous elections 17% 18% 23% 15% 16% 5%
About the same 66% 76% 68% 67% 52% 42%
Less than previous elections 11% 5% 9% 13% 32% 22%
Don’t know 5% 1% * 4% 31%

66% said that they had about the same interest in this election as previous elections – 17% had more interest and 11% less interest. Liberal voters were more interested (23% more) than Labor (18% more) and Greens voters (15% more).

Women (19%more/9% less) were somewhat more interested than men (16% more/13% less).

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