Essential Report

Same party in Government at State and Federal levels

Nov 5, 2013

Q. Do you think it is better to have the same party in Government at both State and Federal levels or do you think it is better to have different parties in Government at State and Federal levels?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Same party in Government

26%

20%

38%

19%

13%

Different parties in Government

22%

30%

15%

36%

25%

Makes no difference

40%

39%

39%

23%

57%

Don’t know

12%

11%

7%

21%

6%

40% think it doesn’t make any difference whether the parties in Government at State and Federal levels are different or the same.  26% think it is better if they are the same and 22% think it would be better if they were different.

Labor voters were a little more likely to to favour different parties while Liberal/National voters were more likely to favour having the same party in power at both levels.

57% of “other” voters think it makes no difference.

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