Influence on vote

Apr 15, 2013

Q. When deciding your vote in Federal elections, which of the following are you mostly influenced by?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

The individual candidate

21%

22%

18%

29%

The candidate’s political party

47%

48%

56%

47%

The leader of the political party

21%

21%

22%

17%

Don’t know

11%

9%

4%

7%

47% of respondents said the political party is the main influence on their vote at Federal elections- 21% say they are mostly influenced by the individual candidate and 21% by the party leader.

Liberal/National voters (56%), those aged 55+ (53%) and incomes $1,600+ pw (56%) are more influenced by the party while Greens voters tend to be more influenced by the candidate (29%) and less by the leader (17%).

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