Federal parliament sittings

Jul 27, 2020

Q. Which of the following solutions would you prefer was used by the Federal parliament given the travel restrictions mean some MPs are not able to attend sessions in Canberra in person?

    Voting intention
  Total Labor NET: Coalition Greens NET: Other
Parliament sitting face-to-face as normal with social distancing in place for those who can attend 17% 16% 20% 18% 20%
Parliament sitting face-to-face with video conference for those who cannot attend in person 57% 59% 57% 64% 62%
Parliament not sitting until travel restrictions are relaxed for all MPs 13% 15% 14% 8% 9%
Unsure 13% 10% 9% 10% 10%
Base (n) 1,058 334 428 81 107

 

    Gender Age group
  Total Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
Parliament sitting face-to-face as normal with social distancing in place for those who can attend 17% 21% 13% 21% 18% 12%
Parliament sitting face-to-face with video conference for those who cannot attend in person 57% 55% 59% 46% 53% 72%
Parliament not sitting until travel restrictions are relaxed for all MPs 13% 14% 12% 18% 13% 9%
Unsure 13% 9% 16% 15% 16% 8%
Base (n) 1,058 538 520 341 331 386

 

The large majority of people want to see parliament continue to sit, either with social distancing measures, (17%), or using video conferencing options (57%). Only 13% would prefer parliament not to sit during the travel restrictions due to Covid-19.

Federal politics – voting intention

May 26, 2015

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?

Sample size = 1,779 respondents

First preference/leaning to

Election 7 Sep 13

4 weeks ago 28/4/15

2 weeks ago 12/5/15

Last week 19/5/15

This week 26/5/15

Liberal

36%

38%

38%

38%

National

3%

3%

3%

4%

Total Liberal/National

45.6%

40%

41%

41%

41%

Labor

33.4%

39%

39%

40%

39%

Greens

8.6%

10%

11%

10%

10%

Palmer United Party

5.5%

2%

1%

1%

1%

Other/Independent

6.9%

9%

8%

8%

8%

2 Party Preferred

Election 7 Sep 13

4 weeks ago 28/4/15

2 weeks ago 12/5/15

Last week 19/5/15

This week 26/5/15

Liberal National

53.5%

47%

48%

48%

48%

Labor

46.5%

53%

52%

52%

52%

NB. The data in the above tables comprise 2-week averages derived from 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 2013 election.

Federal politics – voting intention

Jan 28, 2015

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?

 Sample size = 1,774 respondents 

First preference/leaning to

Election

7 Sep 13

 

Last week 20/1/14

This week

27/01/15

Liberal

 

36%

36%

National

4%

3%

Total Liberal/National

45.6%

40%

39%

Labor

33.4%

40%

41%

Greens

8.6%

10%

9%

Palmer United Party

5.5%

2%

2%

Other/Independent

6.9%

9%

9%

 

2 Party Preferred

Election

7 Sep 13

 

Last week 20/1/14

This week

27/01/15

Liberal National

53.5%

47%

46%

Labor

46.5%

53%

54%

NB. The data in the above tables comprise 2-week averages derived from 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 2013 election.

Federal politics – voting intention

Oct 28, 2014

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?

Sample size = 1,772 respondents

First preference/leaning to

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 30/9/14

2 weeks ago

14/10/14

Last week

21/10/14

This week

28/10/14

Liberal

 

37%

38%

37%

36%

National

2%

3%

3%

3%

Total Liberal/National

45.6%

40%

41%

40%

39%

Labor

33.4%

39%

39%

39%

39%

Greens

8.6%

10%

10%

10%

9%

Palmer United Party

5.5%

4%

3%

3%

4%

Other/Independent

6.9%

8%

7%

8%

8%

 

2 Party Preferred

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 30/9/14

2 weeks ago

14/10/14

Last week

21/10/14

This week

28/10/14

Liberal National

53.5%

48%

48%

47%

47%

Labor

46.5%

52%

52%

53%

53%

NB. The data in the above tables comprise 2-week averages derived from 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 2013 election.

Federal politics – voting intention

Oct 14, 2014

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?

Sample size = 1,805 respondents

First preference/leaning to

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 16/9/14

2 weeks ago

30/9/14

Last week

7/10/14

This week

14/10/14

Liberal

 

35%

37%

38%

38%

National

3%

2%

2%

3%

Total Liberal/National

45.6%

39%

40%

40%

41%

Labor

33.4%

38%

39%

39%

39%

Greens

8.6%

11%

10%

10%

10%

Palmer United Party

5.5%

4%

4%

4%

3%

Other/Independent

6.9%

9%

8%

7%

7%

 

2 Party Preferred

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 16/9/14

2 weeks ago

30/9/14

Last week

7/10/14

This week

14/10/14

Liberal National

53.5%

47%

48%

48%

48%

Labor

46.5%

53%

52%

52%

52%

NB. The data in the above tables comprise 2-week averages derived from 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 2013 election.

Federal politics – voting intention

Sep 30, 2014

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?

 Sample size = 1,796 respondents

First preference/leaning to

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 2/9/14

2 weeks ago

16/9/14

Last week

23/9/14

This week

30/9/14

Liberal

 

36%

35%

36%

37%

National

4%

3%

3%

2%

Total Liberal/National

45.6%

40%

39%

39%

40%

Labor

33.4%

38%

38%

39%

39%

Greens

8.6%

9%

11%

10%

10%

Palmer United Party

5.5%

5%

4%

4%

4%

Other/Independent

6.9%

8%

9%

8%

8%

 

2 Party Preferred

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 2/9/14

2 weeks ago

16/9/14

Last week

23/9/14

This week

30/9/14

Liberal National

53.5%

48%

47%

47%

48%

Labor

46.5%

52%

53%

53%

52%

NB. The data in the above tables comprise 2-week averages derived from 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 2013 election.

Federal politics – voting intention

Sep 16, 2014

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?

Sample size = 1,736 respondents

First preference/leaning to

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 19/8/14

2 weeks ago

2/9/14

Last week

9/9/14

This week

16/9/14

Liberal

 

37%

36%

36%

35%

National

3%

4%

3%

3%

Total Liberal/National

45.6%

40%

40%

39%

39%

Labor

33.4%

38%

38%

38%

38%

Greens

8.6%

9%

9%

10%

11%

Palmer United Party

5.5%

6%

5%

4%

4%

Other/Independent

6.9%

7%

8%

9%

9%

 

2 Party Preferred

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 19/8/14

2 weeks ago

2/9/14

Last week

9/9/14

This week

16/9/14

Liberal National

53.5%

48%

48%

48%

47%

Labor

46.5%

52%

52%

52%

53%

NB. The data in the above tables comprise 2-week averages derived from 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 2013 election.

Federal politics – voting intention

Aug 26, 2014

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?

Sample size = 1,823 respondents

First preference/leaning to

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 29/7/14

2 weeks ago

12/8/14

Last week

19/8/14

This week

26/8/14

Liberal

 

38%

38%

37%

36%

National

2%

3%

3%

3%

Total Lib/Nat

45.6%

41%

41%

40%

39%

Labor

33.4%

38%

39%

38%

37%

Greens

8.6%

9%

8%

9%

10%

Palmer United Party

5.5%

5%

5%

6%

6%

Other/Independent

6.9%

7%

7%

7%

8%

 

2 Party Preferred

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 29/7/14

2 weeks ago

12/8/14

Last week

19/8/14

This week

26/8/14

Liberal National

53.5%

49%

49%

48%

48%

Labor

46.5%

51%

51%

52%

52%

NB. The data in the above tables comprise 2-week averages derived from 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 2013 election.

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