Asylum Seekers – Awareness of Annual Intake

Jun 7, 2010

 Q. From what you have read and heard, what percentage of Australia’s annual immigration intake are asylum seekers arriving by boat?

  Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
50% or more 10% 10% 12% 6%
About 25% 15% 15% 17% 8%
About 10% 13% 12% 15% 13%
About 5% 15% 12% 17% 18%
1% or less 18% 21% 17% 26%
Don’t know 30% 30% 22% 28%

 38% of respondents think asylum seekers arriving by boat make up at least 10% of Australia’s immigration intake – 15% think it about 5% and 18% think it is 1% or less.

 26% of Greens voters think it is 1% or less and 44% of Liberal/National voters think it is 10% or more.

26% of people aged 45-64 think it is 1% or less. Comments »

Mining Tax Advertising

Jun 7, 2010

 Q. Thinking about the proposed resources super profits tax and the current advertising by the Government and the mining companies, who is more believable – the Government or the mining companies?

  Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other/Ind.
The Government 33% 62% 9% 51% 28%
The mining companies 36% 11% 68% 20% 37%
Don’t know 31% 28% 23% 29% 35%

 Respondents were divided over the believability of advertising by the Government and the mining industry of the proposed resources super profits tax.

 36% think the mining companies’ advertising is more believable and 33% think the Government’s is more believable. 31% don’t know which is more believable.

 Opinions are closely associated with voting intention. 62% of Labor voters think the Government’s advertising is more believable and 68% of Liberal/National voters favour the mining companies’. Greens voters are more likely to believe the Government (51%/20%).

There is a significant difference in opinion by gender – men are more likely to believe the Government (Govt. 41%/Mining cos. 36%/Don’t know 24%) and women more likely to believe the mining companies or say they don’t know (26%/35%/38%). Comments »

Federal politics – voting intention

May 31, 2010

Q. If there was a Federal election held today, to which party would you probably give your first preference?  

Q. If you ‘don’t know’ on the above question, which party are you currently leaning to?  

1,866 sample size

First preference/leaning to 6 months ago 4 weeks ago 2 weeks ago Last week This week 
Liberal 31% 36% 41% 39% 39%
National 4% 3% 2% 2% 2%
Total Lib/Nat 35% 39% 43% 41% 41%
Labor 47% 40% 38% 40% 39%
Greens 8% 11% 10% 10% 9%
Family First 3% 3% 2% 2% 2%
Other/Independent 7% 7% 7% 7% 8%

 

2PP 6 months ago 4 weeks ago 2 weeks ago Last week This week 
Total Lib/Nat 42% 47% 50% 48% 49%
Labor 58% 53% 50% 52% 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. 

* Sample is the aggregation of two weeks’ polling data. Comments »

Approval of the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd

May 31, 2010

Q. Do you strongly approve, approve, disapprove or strongly disapprove of the job Kevin Rudd is doing as Prime Minister?

  30 Mar 09 29 Jun 09 28 Sept 09 30 Nov 09 14 Dec 09 18 Jan 10 22 Feb 10 29 Mar 10 3 May 10 31 May 10
Strongly approve 21% 14% 15% 9% 10% 11% 11% 12% 8% 7%
Approve 50% 48% 51% 47% 47% 44% 41% 41% 38% 34%
Disapprove 14% 18% 17% 20% 20% 19% 20% 22% 25% 25%
Strongly disapprove 7% 9% 6% 15% 12% 14% 17% 14% 17% 22%
Don’t know 9% 11% 11% 10% 10% 12% 11% 12% 12% 12%
Total approve 71% 62% 66% 56% 57% 55% 52% 53% 46% 41%
Total disapprove 21% 29% 23% 35% 32% 33% 37% 36% 42% 47%

 Kevin Rudd’s net approval rating has fallen to a net negative for the first time since he became Prime Minister. 41% approve (down 5%) of the job Kevin Rudd is doing as Prime Minister and 47% disapprove (up 5%).

 89% of Labor voters approve and 87% of Liberal/National voters disapprove. Greens voters are split 48% approve/45% disapprove.

 Younger people are more likely to approve of Kevin Rudd’s performance than older people. Those aged under 35 were net positive (45% approve/33% disapprove) and those aged 55+ strongly negative (31% approve/64% disapprove). Comments »

Federal politics – voting intention

May 24, 2010

Q. If there was a Federal election held today, to which party would you probably give your first preference?  

Q. If you ‘don’t know’ on the above question, which party are you currently leaning to?  

1,911 sample size

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

 

Liberal 36% 36% 41% 39%
National 3% 3% 2% 2%
Total Lib/Nat 39% 39% 43% 41%
Labor 45% 42% 38% 40%
Greens 7% 9% 10% 10%
Family First 3% 3% 2% 2%
Other/Independent 6% 7% 7% 7%

 

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

 

Total Lib/Nat 45% 46% 50% 48%
Labor 55% 54% 50% 52%

 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. 

* Sample is the aggregation of two weeks’ polling data.   Comments »

Opinion of Kevin Rudd and the Labor Party

May 24, 2010

Opinion of Kevin Rudd an the Labor Party

 Q. Would you say that your view of Kevin Rudd and the Labor Government has become more or less favourable in recent weeks? 

Total more favourable 11%
Total less favourable 58%
Much more favourable 3%
A little more favourable 8%
A little less favourable 25%
Much less favourable 33%
No change 26%
Don’t know 3%

58% of respondents said their view of Kevin Rudd and the Labor Government had become less favourable over recent weeks and 11% said they had become more favourable.

22% of Labor voters said they had become more favourable and 31% less favourable. Coalition voters split 4% more favourable/81% less favourable and Greens voters 23% more favourable/58% less favourable.

47% of those aged under 35 were less favourable compared to 66% of those aged 45+. Comments »

Federal politics – voting intention

May 17, 2010

Q. If there was a Federal election held today, to which party would you probably give your first preference?  

Q. If you ‘don’t know’ on the above question, which party are you currently leaning to?  

1,851 sample size

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

 

Liberal 36% 37% 39% 41%
National 3% 2% 3% 2%
Total Lib/Nat 39% 39% 42% 43%
Labor 45% 42% 37% 38%
Greens 9% 11% 11% 10%
Family First 2% 2% 2% 2%
Other/Independent 5% 7% 8% 7%

 

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

 

Total Lib/Nat 45% 46% 50% 50%
Labor 55% 54% 50% 50%

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. 

* Sample is the aggregation of two weeks’ polling data.   Comments »

Reducing the Deficit

May 17, 2010

Q. Do you think that with this Budget, the Government has done enough to reduce the deficit and return the budget to surplus in the next few years?

  Total Vote Labor Vote Liberal/ National
Has done enough 31% 59% 12%
Hasn’t done enough 39% 16% 69%
Don’t know 31% 26% 20%

 31% think that the Government has done enough to reduce the deficit and 39% think they have not done enough. Responses mostly followed party preferences – 59% of Labor voters think they have done enough and 69% of Coalition voters think they have not done enough. Greens voters split 40% enough/31% not enough. Comments »

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