Q. What is the main reason you intend to vote for the Labor Party/Liberal or National Party/Greens?
|I always vote for the Labor Party||28%||I always vote for the Liberal or National Party||19%||I always vote for the Greens||8%|
|They have better policies||15%||They have better policies||19%||They have better policies||30%|
|They have been a good government||10%||Labor have been a poor government||39%||Labor have been a poor government||6%|
|I just don’t like the Liberals||11%||I just don’t like Labor||9%||I just don’t like the Liberals or Labor||28%|
|Julia Gillard is a better leader than Tony Abbott||32%||Tony Abbott is a better leader than Julia Gillard||7%||I like Bob Brown||3%|
|Other reason||4%||Other reason||5%||I don’t like Tony Abbott or Julia Gillard||14%|
Main reasons for voting Labor were a preference for Julia Gillard over Tony Abbott (32%) and party loyalty (28% said they always vote Labor). The leadership issue is more important for women – 40% of women said they were voting Labor because Julia Gillard is a better leader compared to 23% of men.
39% of Liberal/National voters say their main reason is that Labor have been a poor Government – and only 7% say leadership is their main reason.
Main reasons for voting for the Greens were “better policies” (30%) and a dislike of the major parties (28%). Only 6% say it is because Labor have been a poor Government.
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