Essential Report

Preferred Government

Jul 12, 2016

Q. If neither the Liberal National coalition nor the Labor Party wins a majority in the election, which of the following would you prefer to form Government?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Liberal National coalition with minor parties and independents 33% 4% 70% 13% 31%
Labor with minor parties and independents 36% 76% 4% 62% 26%
Neither – hold a new election 21%   16% 20% 19% 35%
Don’t know 11% 4% 6% 6% 8%

If neither the Liberal National coalition nor the Labor Party wins a majority in the election, 36% would prefer Labor to form a Government with the minor parties and independents and 33% would prefer the Coalition to form a Government with the minor parties and independents.

21% favour a new election.

62% of Greens voters prefer a Labor-led Government while 35% of other voters think there should be a new election.

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