Essential Report

Second preference vote

Jul 1, 2016

Q. If yet to vote – Which party would you give your next preference to – out of the Liberal Party and the Labor Party.

If already voted – Which party did you give your next preference to – out of the Liberal Party and the Labor Party.

  Total   Vote Greens Vote other   Vote Greens (excluding don’t know) Vote other (excluding don’t know)   Vote Greens

2013 election

Vote other

2013 election

Liberal Party 24% 16% 31% 20% 44% 17% 55%
Labor Party 52% 66% 39% 80% 56% 83% 45%
Don’t know 24% 18% 30%

24% of minor parties and independent voters say they will preference the Liberals and 52% say they will preference Labor. 24% don’t know which party they will preference.

Excluding the “don’t knows”, Labor receives 80% of preferences of Greens voters and 56% of the preferences of other voters.

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