Essential Report

Preferred election results

Feb 5, 2019

Q. Which party do you think each of the following groups would prefer to win the next federal election in 2019?

  Labor Liberal/National Coalition Don’t know
Big business 13% 63% 24%
Mining companies 17% 54% 29%
Major banks 14% 54% 31%
Private health insurance companies 16% 50% 34%
Small business owners 29% 43% 27%
Farmers 30% 39% 31%
The media 25% 32% 43%
Pensioners 42% 28% 30%
People with a disability 44% 22% 34%
Families with young children 50% 21% 30%
People who are unemployed 55% 16% 30%

The majority of people believe big businesses (63%), mining companies (54%), major banks (54%) and private health insurers (50%) would prefer to see a Coalition victory at the next election, whereas they believe families with young children (50%) and those who are unemployed (55%) would welcome a Labor triumph.

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