Essential Report

Month of election

May 31, 2016

Q. Without looking it up, do you know which month the next Federal election will be held?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
June 8% 8% 7% 4% 10%
July 77% 80% 80% 84% 78%
August 4% 2% 7% 5% 4%
September 2% 3% 3% 4%
Later <1% <1% 2% <1%
Don’t know 9% 7% 3% 2% 8%

The following three questions were asked to assess how engaged people are with the election and how much they knew about Australian politics.

77% knew that the election was being held in July. There were no substantial differences by voting intention.

62% of those aged under 35 knew the election was in July compared to 90% of those aged 55+.

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