Performance of Parties and Politicians

Sep 13, 2010

 

Q. How would you rate the performance of the following parties and politicians since the election?

  Total good Total poor Very good Good Average Poor Very poor
Labor Party 38% 34% 12% 26% 28% 26% 8%
Liberal and National Parties 40% 31% 10% 30% 30% 22% 9%
The Greens 28% 39% 5% 23% 33% 28% 11%
The independents 27% 42% 5% 22% 31% 31% 11%

Respondents rated the performance of the Coalition parties since the election a little higher than that of the Labor Party. The Coalition parties were rated 40% good/31% poor compared to Labor’s 38% good/34% poor.

Ratings of the Greens (28% good/39% poor) and the independents (27%/42%) were both negative.

In terms of party preferences, 78% of Labor voters rated Labor good, 70% of Coalition voters rated the Coalition parties good and 71% of Greens voters rated the Greens good. Voters for independents and other parties were split on the performance of the independents – 37% good/30% poor.

 45% of Labor voters rated the independents’ performance as good and 58% of Coalition voters rated them poor. Comments »

Approval of Independents Decisions

Sep 13, 2010

Q. Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the decisions the independents have reached about which party they will support?

  Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote ind/other
Total approve 41% 82% 5% 72% 40%
Total disapprove 45% 6% 89% 14% 34%
Strongly approve 12% 29% * 15% 3%
Approve 29% 53% 5% 57% 37%
Disapprove 20% 5% 35% 11% 18%
Strongly disapprove 25% 1% 54% 3% 16%
Don’t know 14% 12% 5% 14% 27%

 Respondents were split over the independents’ decision about the party to support – 41% approve and 45% disapprove.

82% of Labor voters and 72% of Greens voters approve while 89% of Coalition voters disapprove (and 54% strongly disapprove). Voters for independents and other parties split 40% approve/34% disapprove. Comments »

Approval of Agreement with the Greens

Sep 13, 2010

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the agreement between the Labor Party and the Greens for the Greens to give their support to the Labor Party?

  Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total approve 41% 84% 4% 79%
Total disapprove 46% 7% 90% 10%
Strongly approve 12% 27% 30%
Approve 29% 57% 4% 49%
Disapprove 18% 4% 32% 8%
Strongly disapprove 28% 3% 58% 2%
Don’t know 14% 10% 6% 13%

Respondents were also split over the agreement between the Labor Party and the Greens for the Greens to give their support to the Labor Party – 41% approve and 46% disapprove – with views closely associated with party preferences.

84% of Labor voters and 79% of Greens voters approve while 90% of Coalition voters disapprove (and 58% strongly disapprove). Comments »

Increased Strength of the Greens

Sep 13, 2010

Q. Some people have suggested that the party which increased its strength most in the recent election was the Greens.  Do you think the increased strength of the Greens is good or bad for Australia?

  Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total good 45% 68% 19% 96%
Total bad 38% 15% 70% 2%
Very good 13% 18% 2% 60%
Good 32% 50% 17% 36%
Bad 18% 11% 30%
Very bad 20% 4% 40% 2%
Don’t know 17% 17% 11% 3%

45% believe the increased strength of the Greens is good for Australia and 38% bad. 68% of Labor voters think it is good and 70% of Coalition voters think it is bad (40% say very bad). Comments »

Power of the Independents

Sep 13, 2010

Q. Do you think the independents will hold too much power in the next Federal Government?

  Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote ind/other
Yes 44% 36% 63% 21% 16%
No 36% 40% 27% 57% 64%
Don’t know 20% 25% 10% 22% 20%

Overall, respondents more likely to think the independents will hold too much power in the next Federal; Government – 44% agree and 36% disagree. 63% of Coalition voters agree but Labor voters are split 36% yes/40% no.

Greens voters and other voters are more likely to think the independents will not hold too much power. Comments »

Federal Politics – voting intention

Sep 6, 2010

Q. If a Federal Election was held today to which party will you probably give your first preference vote? If not sure, which party are you currently leaning toward?

Q. If don’t know -Well which party are you currently leaning to?

2,106 sample size

First preference/leaning to  6 months ago 4 weeks ago 2 weeks ago Last week This week

 

Liberal 37% 39% 42% 41% 40%
National 3% 3% 3% 3% 3%
Total Lib/Nat 40% 42% 45% 44% 43%
Labor 43% 41% 38% 38% 39%
Greens 9% 10% 11% 11% 11%
Family First 2% 3% 2% 2% 2%
Other/Independent 7% 5% 4% 5% 6%

 

2PP 6 months ago 4 weeks ago 2 weeks ago Last week This week

 

Total Lib/Nat 46% 48% 50% 50% 49%
Labor 54% 52% 50% 50% 51%

 NB.  The data in the above tables comprise 2-week averages derived the first preference/leaning to voting questions.  Respondents who select ‘don’t know’ are not included in the results.  The two-party preferred estimate is calculated by distributing the votes of the other parties according to their preferences at the 2007 election. Comments »

Minority Government

Sep 6, 2010

Q. After the election neither the Labor Party nor the Coalition has a majority in the House of Representatives – they need the support of independents to govern. Do you think this will result in a better or worse Government for Australia?

  Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total better 30% 37% 19% 47%
Total worse 42% 33% 62% 30%
A lot better 8% 10% 3% 12%
A little better 22% 27% 16% 35%
A little worse 22% 19% 28% 23%
A lot worse 20% 14% 34% 7%
Make no difference 15% 16% 11% 10%
Don’t know 13% 14% 8% 13%

42% believe that a minority Government supported by the independents will result in a worse Government for Australia and 30% think it will be a better Government. Liberal/National voters are more likely to think it would be a worse Government (62%) while 47% of Greens voters think it would be a better Government. Labor voters are split – 37% better/33% worse.

Older voters are most likely to think it would be a worse Government – of those aged 55+, 47% say worse and 28% better. Comments »

New Election in next 12 months

Sep 6, 2010

Q. How likely is it that Australia will need to have another Federal election within the next 12 months?

Total likely 70%
Total unlikely 16%
Very likely 27%
Quite likely 43%
Not very likely 13%
Not at all likely 3%
Don’t know 14%

70% of respondents think it likely that Australia will need to have another Federal election within the next 12 months and only 16% think it is unlikely.

A majority of all voters types believe it is likely. Comments »

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