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Feb 26, 2019
Essential Research

Better Party on Tax Policy

Q. Which party do you think would provide the better tax policies for each of the following groups if they were to win the next federal election in 2019?        

NET Labor Liberal/National Coalition Unsure
First-time home buyers +13 39% 26% 34%
Pensioners +12 41% 29% 30%
Workers earning up to $150,000 per year +11 40% 29% 31%
Workers earning more than $150,000 per year -11 34% 45% 21%
Self-funded retirees -21 23% 44% 33%
People who use family trusts -24 20% 44% 36%
Property investors -36 17% 53% 30%

The Labor party was seen as the best party for first home buyers (NET 13% more preferred), pensioners (12%), and workers earning up to $150k per year (11%). Conversely, the Coalition was seen as the best party for property investors (36% NET preferred), people who use family trusts (24%), self-funded retirees (21%), and workers earning more than $150k per year.

In all cases, between 21% and 36% said they were unsure who would be the best party, with uncertainty highest for who would be the best party for people who use family trusts (36% unsure) and first home buyers (34%).

Nov 20, 2018
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Best leadership team

Q. And which party’s team do you think would do the best job of governing Australia?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other
The Liberal Party team 35%   2% 84% 9% 37%
The Labor Party team 36%   83% 8% 56% 12%
Don’t know 29%   15% 9% 34% 51%

 

35% think the Liberal Party team would do the best job of governing Australia and 36% think the Labor team would do the best job.

Aug 29, 2017
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Best Government in last 10 years

Q. How would you rate the different Federal Governments Australia has had over the last 10 years? Please rank them 1 to 4 from best to worst, where 1 is the best Government, 2 the second best, 3 the third and 4 the worst.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th   1st Vote Labor 1st Vote Lib/Nat 1st Vote Greens 1st Vote other
Kevin Rudd’s (first) Labor Government 32% 27% 22% 19%   52% 8% 51% 30%
Julia Gillard’s Labor Government 22% 28% 26% 24%   38% 6% 36% 19%
Tony Abbott’s Coalition Government 20% 22% 21% 37%   5% 31% 2% 34%
Malcolm Turnbull’s Coalition Government 26% 23% 31% 20%   6% 55% 11% 17%

Note – based on the 771 respondents who answered the question.

 

32% thought Kevin Rudd’s Labor Government was Australia’s best Government over the last 10 years, 26% selected the Turnbull Coalition Government and 22% Julia Gillard’s Labor Government. 20% thought Tony Abbott’s Coalition Government was the best – and 37% believed it was the worst. 25% of respondents said “don’t know” and these have been excluded from these figures.

Opinions mainly follow party preferences, 90% of Labor voters selected a Labor Government and 86% of Liberal/National voters selected a Coalition Government. Greens voters preferred Labor Governments, while other party voters were divided – 34% preferred Tony Abbott’s Coalition Government and 30% selected Kevin Rudd’s Labor Government.

On a head-to-head basis –

57% rank Kevin Rudd ahead of Julia Gillard, 60% rank him ahead of Tony Abbott and 55% rank him better than Malcolm Turnbull.

54% rank Julia Gillard ahead of Tony Abbott and 51% rank her better than Malcolm Turnbull.

61% rank Malcolm Turnbull ahead of Tony Abbott.

Jul 1, 2016
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Best campaign

Q. Which leader and party do you think has performed best during the Federal election campaign?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Last week
Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberal Party 38%   6% 79% 12% 32%   30%
Bill Shorten and the Labor Party 29%   72% 4% 17% 25%   28%
Richard di Natale and the Greens. 6%   1% 1% 46% 6%   8%
Don’t know 27%   22% 15% 25% 37%   34%

38% think that Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberal Party performed best during the election campaign and 29% think Bill Shorten and the Labor Party preformed best.

Opinions mainly reflected party preferences. 79% of Liberal/National voters thought Malcolm Turnbull performed best while 72% of Labor voters thought Bill Shorten performed best.

Jun 28, 2016
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Best campaign

Q. Which leader and party do you think has performed best during the Federal election campaign?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberal Party 30% 6% 68% 4% 19%
Bill Shorten and the Labor Party 28% 64% 6% 26% 23%
Richard di Natale and the Greens. 8% 5% 2% 47% 10%
Don’t know 34% 25% 24% 24% 49%

30% think that Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberal Party performed best during the election campaign and 28% think Bill Shorten and the Labor Party preformed best.

Opinions mainly reflected party preferences. 68% of Liberal/National voters thought Malcolm Turnbull performed best while 64% of Labor voters thought Bill Shorten performed best.

Greens and other voters tended to favour Bill Shorten over Malcolm Turnbull.

Jun 7, 2016
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Party trust to handle the economy

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

  Liberal Labor No difference Don’t know   NET
Representing the interests of the large corporate and financial interests 53% 12% 22% 13%   +41
Handling the economy overall 36% 22% 25% 17%   +14
Handling the economy in a way that best helps small business 35% 25% 23% 17%   +10
Handling the economy in a way that best helps the middle class 30% 28% 25% 17%   +2
Handling the economy in a way that helps you and people like you the most. 28% 31% 25% 17%   -3
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 26% 32% 26% 16%   -6
Representing the interests of you and people like you 26% 34% 27% 12%   -8
Standing up for the middle class in Australia 25% 35% 26% 14%   -10
Being more concerned about the interests of working families in Australia than the rich and large business and financial interests 19% 43% 24% 14%   -24
Representing the interests of Australian working families 18% 45% 27% 11%   -27

Labor are considered best at representing the interests of Australian working families (+27), being more concerned about the interests of working families (+24) and standing up for the middle class in Australia (+10).

The Liberal Party are considered best at representing the interests of the large corporate and financial interests (+41), handling the economy overall (+14) and handling the economy in a way that best helps small business (+10).

Aug 4, 2015
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Leader of the Labor Party

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

  Total   Men Women   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other
Bill Shorten 16% 20% 13% 34% 10% 4% 6%
Anthony Albanese 12% 13% 11% 13% 11% 18% 16%
Tanya Plibersek 13% 12% 14% 15% 10% 29% 7%
Chris Bowen 5% 7% 3% 3% 7% 7% 5%%
Someone else 18% 20% 17% 10% 26% 15% 35%
Don’t know 36% 29% 42% 25% 35% 27% 31%

16% think Bill Shorten would make the best leader of the Labor Party, 13% prefer Tanya Plibersek and 12% Anthony Albanese. 18% prefer someone else and 36% don’t know.

Among Labor voters, 34% prefer Bill Shorten, 15% Tanya Plibersek and 13% Anthony Albanese

Preferences of men were Bill Shorten 20%, Anthony Albanese 13% and Tanya Plibersek 12%.

Preferences of women were Tanya Plibersek 14%, Bill Shorten 13% and Anthony Albanese 11%.

Mar 18, 2013
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Party values

Q. Which statement best reflects your views about the Labor Party?

Q. Which statement best reflects your views about the Liberal Party?

Q. Which statement best reflects your views about the Greens?

 

Labor Party

Liberal Party

Greens

Labor voters on Labor Party

Lib/Nat voters on Liberal Party

Greens voters on Greens

The party doesn’t stand for anything

23%

22%

30%

3%

4%

Many of their politicians don’t stand by party values

43%

27%

14%

37%

23%

10%

The party has values and politicians stand by them

19%

36%

33%

44%

63%

85%

Don’t know

15%

15%

22%

16%

10%

5%

43% think that many Labor politicians don’t stand by party values – compared to 27% for the Liberal Party and 14% for the Greens.

36% think the Liberal Party has values and their politicians stand by them – compared to 33% for the Greens and 19% for the Labor Party.

63% of Liberal/National voters think the Liberal Party has values and politicians stand by them and 85% of Greens voters think the Greens have values and politicians stand by them. However, Labor voters were more divided with 44% thinking party has values and politicians stand by them and 37% thinking many of their politicians don’t stand by party values.

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