Essential Report

Next election

Jan 29, 2013

Q. Do you think the Labor Government should run its full term until later in 2013 when the next Federal election is due or should a new election be held now?

 

5
Sept
11

5
Dec
11

30
Jan
12

5
Mar
12

30
Apr
12

Total

29
Jan
13

Vote ALP

Vote Lib

Vote Greens

Should run to later in 2013

40%

47%

48%

46%

48%

51%

84%

25%

76%

Should hold election now

48%

41%

41%

44%

42%

35%

4%

66%

12%

Don’t know

12%

12%

10%

10%

10%

14%

12%

8%

12%

51% think the Labor Government should run its full term until later in 2013 and 35% think an election should be held now. 14% don’t know.

Opinions have shifted away having an early election since this question was polled in April 2012.

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