Do you think over the last few years, these parties have become more right wing/conservative, more left wing/progressive or stayed about the same?
|More right wing/ conservative||More left wing/ progressive||About the same||Don’t know||Labor voters
More right wing/ conservative
More left wing/ progressive
About the same
|Lib/Nat voters More right wing/ conservative||Lib/Nat voters More left wing/ progressive||Lib/Nat voters About the same||Lib/Nat voters Don’t know|
|The Labor Party||19%||15%||33%||32%||19%||9%||42%||30%||18%||25%||34%||23%|
|The Liberal Party||19%||12%||36%||33%||28%||9%||29%||34%||10%||16%||52%||22%|
Respondents were fairly evenly divided over whether the Labor and Liberal Parties have become more right wing or left wing – but slightly more likely to think both the Labor Party and the Liberal Party had become more right wing.
However, Liberal voters were more inclined to think all parties had become more left wing, and Labor voters were more inclined to think both the Labor Party and especially the Liberal Party had become more right wing.
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