Reasons for vote

Sep 5, 2013

Q. Which of the following are the main reasons why you will vote for that party? (up to 3 responses)

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Other party/ Independent

Better at handling Australia’s economy

42%

29%

69%

7%

13%

Better at looking after the interests people like me

28%

37%

19%

25%

35%

They are more likely to represent the interests of all Australians

33%

37%

24%

33%

51%

I always vote for the same party

10%

13%

10%

9%

1%

They have a better leader

20%

35%

14%

5%

13%

More trustworthy than the other parties

22%

21%

15%

45%

33%

They are more united

12%

2%

21%

15%

5%

They are more capable of governing effectively than the other parties

15%

10%

26%

6%

3%

They have better policies on things like education and health

15%

29%

4%

21%

9%

They have better policies on things like environment and climate change

11%

13%

1%

55%

6%

They have better policies on things like industrial relations and supporting Australian workers

8%

16%

3%

8%

8%

They have better policies on things like national security and immigration

9%

3%

12%

15%

6%

We need a change of Government

18%

1%

28%

10%

36%

No reason

4%

5%

3%

1%

4%

Don’t know

2%

2%

2%

3%

4%

Main reasons for voting Labor were better at looking after the interests of people like me (37%), more likely to represent the interests of all Australians (37%) and have a better leader (35%).

Main reasons for voting Liberal or National were better at handling the economy (69%), need a change of Government (28%) and more capable of governing effectively (26%).

Opinion of Tony Abbott

Sep 5, 2013

Q. Since the election was called has your opinion of Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party gone up or down?

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total gone up

25%

7%

51%

8%

Total gone down

35%

59%

5%

63%

Gone up a lot

10%

2%

21%

1%

Gone up a little

15%

5%

30%

7%

Stayed the same

35%

32%

42%

27%

Gone down a little

11%

15%

3%

19%

Gone down a lot

24%

44%

2%

44%

Don’t know

5%

2%

3%

1%

25% say their opinion of Tony Abbott has gone up since the election was called and 35% say it has gone down. Views follow party preferences with 51% of Liberal/national voters saying their opinion of Tony Abbott had gone up and 59% of Labor voters saying their opinion had gone down. Greens voters opinions were more likely to have gone down.

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