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Jun 7, 2010
Essential Research

Best Leadership Team

 Q. Thinking about the Government Ministers and the Opposition Shadow Ministers in Federal Parliament, who has the best leadership team – Kevin Rudd and the Labor Party or Tony Abbott and the Coalition?

Kevin Rudd and the Labor Party 47%
Tony Abbott and the Coalition 31%
Don’t know 23%

47% think that Kevin Rudd and the Labor Party have the best leadership team and 31% prefer Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party team.

95% of Labor voters think the Labor team is better and 75% of Liberal/National voters prefer the Liberal team. Greens voters prefer the Labor team over the Liberal team (by 55% to 13%), as do other party and independent voters (45% to 24%).

 People aged under 35 prefer the Labor team 47% to 18%. (more…)

Nov 30, 2009
Essential Research

Preferred Liberal Party Leader

Q. Which of the following do you think would make the best leader of the Liberal Party?

6 July 09

Total

17 Aug 09

Total

30 November 2009
Total Labor Coalition Greens
Joe Hockey 17% 16% 22% 27% 28% 14%
Malcolm Turnbull 13% 12% 14% 15% 20% 14%
Tony Abbott 7% 7% 9% 8% 13% 3%
Julie Bishop 8% 6% 6% 7% 5% 9%
Andrew Robb * 2% 2% 2% 2% *
Someone else 20% 24% 19% 19% 14% 27%
Don’t know 32% 33% 28% 22% 18% 33%

* Not asked. Brendan Nelson (3%) and Greg Hunt (1%) were included in the July poll.

22% of people think Joe Hockey would make the best leader of the Liberal Party, 14% prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 9% prefer Tony Abbott. Just under half (47%) do not think that any of those listed would be the best leader of the Liberal Party – 19% prefer someone else as leader and 28% don’t know.

28% of Coalition voters think that Joe Hockey would make the best leader of the Liberal party, 20% of these same voters prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 13% prefer Tony Abbott.  Labor voters were more likely to think that Joe Hockey would make the best leader (27%).

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Oct 9, 2017
Essential Research

Interests represented by parties

Q. Which political party do you think best represents the interests of –

  Labor Liberal Don’t know   Difference

Labor –Liberal

Working people on low incomes 53% 20% 27%   +33
People on welfare 49% 21% 29%   +28
Students 45% 23% 32%   +22
Working people on average incomes 48% 27% 25%   +21
Pensioners 44% 25% 31%   +19
Families with young children 44% 27% 29%   +17
Ethnic communities 38% 25% 37%   +13
Indigenous people 35% 24% 41%   +11
The next generation of Australians 33% 32% 34%   +1
Rural and regional Australians 31% 34% 35%   -3
Small businesses and self-employed 32% 40% 28%   -8
Working people on high incomes 14% 63% 22%   -49
Big business 14% 65% 21%   -51

 

The Labor Party is considered considerably better than the Liberal Party in representing the interests of working people on low incomes (53% to 20%), people on welfare (49%/21%), students (45%/23%), working people on average incomers (48%/27%) and pensioners (44%/25%).

The Liberal Party is considered best at representing the interests of big business (65% to 14%) and working people on high incomes (63%/14%).

 

Families with children were more likely to think the Labor Party best represents their interests (50% to 24%).

Those aged 18-24 were more likely to think the Labor Party best represents the interests of students (52% to 16%).

Those working full-time were more likely to think the Labor Party best represents the interests of workers on average incomes (47% to 28%).

Those on incomes over $2,000pw were more likely to think the Liberal Party best represents the interests of workers on high incomes (65% to 14%).

Among those aged 65+, 40% think Labor best represents the interests of pensioners and 35% the Liberal Party.

Aug 26, 2014
Essential Research

Managing the economy

Q. Which party – Labor or Liberal – do you think is best when it comes to:

 

Labor

Liberal

No Difference

Don’t Know

Difference (Labor v. Liberal)

 

Difference May 2014

Representing the interests of Australian working families

48%

17%

25%

11%

+31%

+27%

Representing the interests of you and people like you

35%

27%

27%

11%

+8%

+10%

Standing up for the middle class in Australia

30%

28%

27%

15%

+2%

+14%

Representing the interests of the large corporate and financial interests

9%

59%

19%

13%

-50%

-41%

Being more concerned about the interests of working families in Australia than the rich and large business and financial interests

47%

15%

24%

14%

+32%

+29%

Handling the economy overall

23%

37%

27%

14%

-14%

-14%

Handling the economy in a way that tries to take the interests of working families into consideration as much as it takes the interests of the large corporate and financial groups

34%

23%

27%

15%

+11%

+10%

Handling the economy in a way that best helps small business

24%

32%

27%

17%

-8%

-5%

Handling the economy in a way that best helps the middle class

25%

32%

28%

14%

-7%

+1%

Handling the economy in a way that helps you and people like you the most.

32%

27%

27%

14%

+5%

+8%

Labor was more likely to be selected as the party best at all of the items, except for ‘Representing the interests of the large corporate and financial interests’ (59% Liberal, 9% Labor), ‘Handling the economy overall’ (37% Liberal, 23% Labor), ‘Handling the economy in a way that best helps small business’ (32% Liberal, 24% Labor) and ‘Handling the economy in a way that best helps the middle class’ (32% Liberal, 25% Labor).

Since this question was asked in May, the main shifts have been for “Standing up for the middle class in Australia “ (Labor down 12%), “Handling the economy in a way that best helps the middle class” (Labor down 8%) and “Representing the interests of the large corporate and financial interests” (Liberals up 9%).

Nov 14, 2011
Essential Research

Interests Represented by Parties

Q. Which political party do you think best represents the interests of –

Labor Liberal Greens Don’t know Net (Labor-

Liberal

Net

May 11

Families with young children 42% 31% 5% 23% +11 +3
Students 36% 26% 12% 27% +10 +2
Working people on average incomes 44% 33% 5% 18% +11 +8
Working people on low incomes 50% 25% 6% 19% +25 +16
Working people on high incomes 13% 67% 2% 18% -54 -50
People on welfare 46% 20% 9% 26% +26 +15
Pensioners 39% 27% 7% 27% +12 +5
Small businesses and self-employed 22% 51% 3% 24% -29 -27
Big business 11% 68% 1% 19% -57 -49
The next generation of Australians 21% 32% 17% 30% -11 -12
Indigenous people 28% 17% 19% 36% +11 +2
Ethnic communities 27% 19% 15% 39% +8 +1
Rural and regional Australians 22% 35% 12% 31% -13 -16

The Labor Party is considered the party which best represents the interests of families with young children, students, working people on low and average incomes, people on welfare and pensioners. The Liberal Party is considered substantially better at representing the interests of people on high incomes, big business and small business and self-employed. The Greens’ main strengths are in representing the next generation, indigenous people and ethnic communities.

Since this question was last asked in May, the Labor Party has considerably improved its position on representing the interests of families with young children, students, people on low incomes and people on welfare. The perception that the Liberal Party best represents the interest of big business has increased.

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Nov 9, 2021
Daena Teng

Uptake of a Covid-19 vaccine – Adults

Q. The Covid-19 vaccine rollout is underway in Australia.

Which of the following best describes your situation? 

  08/11 11/10 27/09 13/09
I’ve already had the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine /

I’ve already had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine

85% 81% 75% 69%
I’ve booked my vaccination and am waiting to get my first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine 3% 6% 9% 11%
I will get vaccinated but haven’t booked my vaccination yet 6% 7% 10% 14%
I’d never get vaccinated 6% 7% 7% 6%
Base (n) 1,089 1,097 1,094 1,100

 

  Federal Voting Intention
Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
I’ve already had the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine /

I’ve already had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine

86% 88% 86% 72%
I’ve booked my vaccination and am waiting to get my first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine 3% 4% 5% 5%
I will get vaccinated but haven’t booked my vaccination yet 7% 4% 6% 6%
I’d never get vaccinated 4% 3% 3% 16%
Base (n) 354 401 106 125
  • Uptake of the Covid-19 vaccine continues to increase, with 85% who have received at least a first dose. A further 3% are waiting to receive a first dose, even though they have already booked in.
  • Overall, 6% of people say they do not intend to get a vaccine, but this is highest among those intending to vote for a minor party at 16% (e.g. One Nation or UAP) or an independent candidate at the next federal election.
Nov 9, 2021
Daena Teng

Uptake of a Covid-19 vaccine – Children

Q. Everyone in Australia aged 12 years and over is currently eligible for a Covid-19 vaccination, and children aged 5 to 11 could also be eligible by the end of November.

Once a vaccine becomes available to your child(ren), which of the following best describes when you would get your child(ren) vaccinated?

[Asked only to those with dependent children in the household]

  08/11 17/08
I’d get my child(ren) vaccinated as soon as possible 65% 50%
I’d get my child(ren) vaccinated, but wouldn’t do it straight away 28% 41%
I’d never get my child(ren) vaccinated 7% 10%
Base (n) 390 392

 

  Federal Voting Intention
Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
I’d get my child(ren) vaccinated as soon as possible 69% 74% 74% 47%
I’d get my child(ren) vaccinated, but wouldn’t do it straight away 26% 20% 26% 33%
I’d never get my child(ren) vaccinated 6% 6% 0% 20%
Base (n) 126 147 31 44
  • 65% of those with dependent children would now get their child(ren) vaccinated at the earliest opportunity (up from 50% in August), with a further 28% who would wait before vaccinating.
  • Consistent with the wider population of adults, just a small minority (6%) of parents would not vaccinate their children against Covid-19.
  • Parents voting for a minor or independent party (e.g. One Nation/UAP) are most likely to say they would not vaccinate their children (20%).
Oct 12, 2021
Essential Research

Uptake of a Covid-19 vaccine

Q. The Covid-19 vaccine rollout is underway in Australia.

Which of the following best describes your situation? 

  11/10 27/09 13/09
I’ve already had the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine /

I’ve already had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine

81% 75% 69%
I’ve booked my vaccination and am waiting to get my first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine 6% 9% 11%
I will get vaccinated but haven’t booked my vaccination yet 7% 10% 14%
I’d never get vaccinated 7% 7% 6%
Base (n) 1,097 1,094 1,100

 

  State
NSW VIC QLD SA WA
I’ve already had the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine /

I’ve already had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine

90% 82% 74% 74% 76%
I’ve booked my vaccination and am waiting to get my first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine 5% 4% 5% 10% 6%
I will get vaccinated but haven’t booked my vaccination yet 2% 7% 11% 9% 11%
I’d never get vaccinated 3% 7% 10% 7% 7%
Base (n) 352 276 215 89 111

  

  Federal Voting Intention
Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
I’ve already had the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine /

I’ve already had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine

83% 87% 79% 68%
I’ve booked my vaccination and am waiting to get my first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine 7% 5% 6% 6%
I will get vaccinated but haven’t booked my vaccination yet 7% 5% 12% 9%
I’d never get vaccinated 4% 3% 4% 17%
Base (n) 362 414 94 138
  • Uptake of the Covid-19 vaccine continues to increase, with 81% who have received at least a first dose. A further 6% are waiting to receive a first dose, even though they have already booked in.
  • Overall, 7% of people say they do not intend to get a vaccine, but this is highest among those intending to vote for a minor party at 17% (e.g. One Nation or UAP) or an independent candidate at the next federal election. Just 3% of those in NSW say they would never get vaccinated – the lowest of all states.

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