Essential Report

Next Federal Election

Jun 28, 2010

Q. The next Federal election can be held any time up to April next year. When do you think the next Federal election should be held?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
In the next 2 or 3 months 28% 18% 43% 16%
Towards the end of the year 41% 45% 41% 42%
Early next year 21% 26% 13% 39%
Don’t know 11% 11% 3% 3%

41% said their preferred timing for the next election was towards the end of the year and 28% preferred the election to be held in the next 2 or 3 months. Labor voters were more likely to prefer an election towards the end of the year (45%) but 43% of Liberal/National voters wanted it in the next 2 or 3 months.

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