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Most important issues when voting

Aug 11, 2020

Q. If a federal election were held today, how important would the following issues be in deciding which party you vote for?

  Very important Quite important A little important Neither important nor unimportant A little unimportant Quite unimportant Very unimportant
Stop community transmission of Covid-19 as soon as possible 62% 18% 7% 7% 2% 1% 4%
Manage the economy 54% 25% 10% 7% 1% 2% 3%
Create jobs 51% 27% 10% 7% 1% 2% 3%
Provide support for those in financial need 42% 31% 14% 7% 2% 2% 2%
Reduce national debt 34% 28% 17% 12% 3% 3% 3%
Work with other countries’ leaders appropriately 34% 32% 16% 11% 2% 2% 2%
Improve the education system 33% 31% 19% 11% 3% 2% 2%

 

VERY IMPORTANT   Federal Voting Intention
Total Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Stop community transmission of Covid-19 as soon as possible 62% 64% 64% 49% 64%
Manage the economy 54% 54% 66% 29% 63%
Create jobs 51% 53% 54% 33% 57%
Provide support for those in financial need 42% 49% 39% 38% 45%
Reduce national debt 34% 31% 41% 19% 45%
Work with other countries’ leaders appropriately 34% 39% 35% 23% 31%
Improve the education system 33% 39% 28% 28% 27%
Base (n) 1,010 311 413 78 94

 

  • Stopping community transmission of Covid-19 as soon as possible is the most important issue at present with 62% of participants saying it’s ‘very important’ compared to more than half who said ‘manage the economy’ (54%).
  • At this time, reducing the national debt (34%), working with international leaders (34%) and improving the education system (33%) were seen of lesser importance.

Federal Voting Intention

Jul 28, 2020

Q. If a Federal election was held tomorrow, to which party would you give your first preference vote in the House of Representatives (Lower House)?

[If don’t know] Well which party are you currently leaning towards?

  This week

27/07

Two weeks ago

13/07

29/06 22/06 15/06 08/06
Liberal / Liberal Nationals / Country Liberals 36% 35% 36% 37% 36% 37%
Nationals 2% 3% 3% 2% 3% 3%
Total: Coalition 38% 37% 39% 39% 38% 40%
Labor 35% 34% 33% 33% 35% 33%
Greens 9% 10% 9% 10% 9% 9%
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation 4% 4% 4% 5% 5% 4%
Other/Independent 6% 6% 6% 6% 7% 6%
Undecided 8% 9% 8% 7% 7% 8%
             
2 Party Preferred (2PP+)            
TOTAL: Coalition 45% 45% 47% 48% 47% 47%
Labor 47% 46% 45% 46% 47% 45%
Undecided 8% 9% 8% 7% 7% 8%

 

Federal voting intention

Jun 5, 2018

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? If don’t know – Well which party are you currently leaning to?

  Total 2 weeks ago 22/5/18 4 weeks ago 8/5/18 Election  2 Jul 16
Liberal 34% 38% 35%
National 3% 2% 3%
Total Liberal/National 36% 40% 38% 42.0%
Labor 37% 36% 37% 34.7%
Greens 10% 10% 10% 10.2%
Nick Xenophon Team 2% 1% 2%
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation 8% 8% 6%
Other/Independent 7% 6% 6% 13.1%
2 party preferred
Liberal National 46% 49% 47% 50.4%
Labor 54% 51% 53% 49.6%

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 2016 election.

Federal Voting Intention

May 8, 2018

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? If don’t know – Well which party are you currently leaning to?

  Total   2 weeks ago 24/4/18 4 weeks ago 10/4/18   Election  2 Jul 16
Liberal 35% 35% 35%
National 3% 3% 3%
Total Liberal/National 38%   37% 38%   42.0%
Labor 37%   36% 37%   34.7%
Greens 10% 11% 10% 10.2%
Nick Xenophon Team 2% 2% 2%
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation 6% 8% 7%
Other/Independent 6% 6% 7% 13.1%
2 party preferred
Liberal National 47%   47% 47%   50.4%
Labor 53%   53% 53%   49.6%

 

  1. 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 2016 election.

Federal voting intention

Jul 18, 2017

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? If don’t know – Well which party are you currently leaning to?

  Total   Last week 11/7/17 2 weeks ago 4/7/17 4 weeks ago 20/6/17   Election 2 Jul 16
Liberal 33%   33% 35% 35%    
National 3%   3% 3% 3%    
Total Liberal/National 36%   36% 38% 38%   42.0%
Labor 38%   36% 36% 35%   34.7%
Greens 10%   11% 11% 9%   10.2%
Nick Xenophon Team 3%   3% 3% 3%    
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation 7%   7% 7% 9%    
Other/Independent 6%   6% 5% 5%   13.1%
2 party preferred              
Liberal National 46%   46% 47% 48%   50.4%
Labor 54%   54% 53% 52%   49.6%

NB. Sample = 1,830. 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 2016 election.

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