Essential Report

Previous Voting Practice

May 7, 2019

Q. Which of the following statements best describes how you have voted in previous Federal elections? 

  Total Vote Labor Vote Liberal / National Vote Greens NET: Vote Other
I always vote for a major party (either Labor or Liberal/National) 44% 58% 59% 5% 15%
I usually vote for the major parties, but sometimes shift to minor party or independent 36% 35% 36% 36% 37%
I usually vote for a minor party or independent but sometimes vote for a major party 13% 6% 3% 40% 30%
I always vote for a minor party or independent 7% 2% 1% 20% 18%
  • 44% of people said they always voted for a major party (either Labor or Liberal/Nationals) and a further 36% say they usually vote for one of these parties.
  • Those aged over 55 years are most likely to always vote for a major party (52%).
  • 41% of those intending to vote Green at the next election said they always, or usually voted for a major party, 52% of people intending to vote for a minor party (One Nation, UAP etc.) or an independent candidate said they always/usually voted for a major party.

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