Essential Report

Appointment of Governor General

Feb 4, 2014

Q. Do you think the Governor General should be appointed by the Government or elected by the people of Australia?

 

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Appointed by the Government

43%

40%

58%

25%

36%

Elected by the people

40%

45%

29%

58%

55%

Don’t know

17%

15%

12%

17%

9%

43% think the Governor General should be appointed by the Government and 40% think the Governor General should be elected by the people of Australia.

Those most in favour of appointment by the Government were Liberal/National voters (58%), aged 55+ (58%) and those with university education (48%).

Those most in favour of election by the people were Greens voters (58%) and other voters (55%).

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