Essential Report

Power of the Independents

Sep 13, 2010

Q. Do you think the independents will hold too much power in the next Federal Government?

  Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote ind/other
Yes 44% 36% 63% 21% 16%
No 36% 40% 27% 57% 64%
Don’t know 20% 25% 10% 22% 20%

Overall, respondents more likely to think the independents will hold too much power in the next Federal; Government – 44% agree and 36% disagree. 63% of Coalition voters agree but Labor voters are split 36% yes/40% no.

Greens voters and other voters are more likely to think the independents will not hold too much power.

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