Federal politics – voting intention

May 10, 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?  

1,762 sample size

First preference/leaning to 6 months ago 4 weeks ago Last week This week 
Liberal 33% 37% 36% 39%
National 2% 3% 3% 3%
Total Lib/Nat 35% 40% 39% 42%
Labor 48% 41% 40% 37%
Greens 9% 11% 11% 11%
Family First 3% 2% 3% 2%
Other/Independent 5% 6% 7% 8%

 

2PP 6 months ago 4 weeks ago Last week This week 
Total Lib/Nat 41% 46% 47% 50%
Labor 59% 54% 53% 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 »

Federal politics – voting intention

May 3, 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?  

1,772 sample size

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

 

Liberal 33% 36% 36% 36%
National 2% 3% 3% 3%
Total Lib/Nat 35% 39% 39% 39%
Labor 49% 43% 42% 40%
Greens 8% 10% 9% 11%
Family First 3% 2% 3% 3%
Other/Independent 5% 7% 7% 7%

 

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

 

Total Lib/Nat 41% 46% 46% 47%
Labor 59% 54% 54% 53%

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 »

Federal politics – voting intention

Apr 27, 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?  

1,847 sample size

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

 

Liberal 33% 36% 37% 36%
National 3% 3% 2% 3%
Total Lib/Nat 36% 39% 39% 39%
Labor 50% 43% 42% 42%
Greens 8% 9% 11% 9%
Family First 2% 2% 2% 3%
Other/Independent 5% 7% 7% 7%

 

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

 

Total Lib/Nat 41% 46% 46% 46%
Labor 59% 54% 54% 54%

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 »

Federal politics – voting intention

Apr 19, 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?  

1,988 sample size

2 week average % 2PP 2PP shift from last week
Liberal 37%    
National 2%    
Total Lib/Nat 39% 46%
Labor 42% 54%
Greens 11%    
Family First 2%    
Other/Independent 7%    

 NB.  The data in the above table is derived from our weekly first preference voting question.  Respondents who select ‘don’t know’ as their first preference are not included in the results. 

* Sample is the culmination of two week’s polling data.   Comments »

Federal politics – voting intention

Apr 12, 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?  

*1943 sample size

2 week average % 2PP 2PP shift from last week
Liberal 37%    
National 3%    
Total Lib/Nat 40% 46%
Labor 41% 54%
Greens 11%    
Family First 2%    
Other/Independent 6%    

 NB.  The data in the above table is derived from our weekly first preference voting question.  Respondents who select ‘don’t know’ as their first preference are not included in the results. 

* Sample is the culmination of two week’s polling data.   Comments »

Kevin Rudd and Australia’s relations with other nations

Apr 12, 2010

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Kevin Rudd is handling Australia’s relations with other nations?

  April 2009 April 2010
Total approve 67% 50%
Total disapprove 19% 32%
Strongly approve 17% 10%
Approve 50% 40%
Disapprove 13% 22%
Strongly disapprove 6% 10%
Don’t know 13% 17%

 Half (50%) of those surveyed approve of the way Kevin Rudd is handling Australia’s relations with other nations, 32% disapprove and 17% don’t know. 

 Results followed party lines – Labor voters were more likely to approve (87%), while Coalition voters were more likely to disapprove (66%).  61% of Green voters approve of the way Kevin Rudd is handling Australia’s relations with other nations.

 Males were more likely than females to approve (55% v 45%).  Females were more likely to indicate they don’t know (22%). 

 People aged 55 years and over were more likely to disapprove of the way Kevin Rudd is handling Australia’s relations with other nations (45%).

 Since we asked this question a year ago, the number of people that approve of the way Kevin Rudd is handling Australia’s relations with other nations has dropped seventeen percent and the number that disapprove has increased by thirteen percent. Comments »

Party trust to handle Australia’s Relations

Apr 12, 2010

Q. Who would you trust more to handle Australia’s relations with other nations?

  %
Kevin Rudd and the Labor Party 41%
Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party 27%
No difference 22%
Don’t know 10%

41% trust Kevin Rudd and the Labor Party when it comes to handling Australia’s relations with other nations, 27% prefer Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party, 22% think there is no difference and 10% don’t know.

Results followed party lines – Labor voters were more likely to trust Kevin Rudd and Labor (85%) while Coalition voters were more likely to trust Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party (66%).  Green voters were more likely to trust Kevin Rudd and the Labor Party (58%). 

People aged 55 years and over were more likely to trust Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party (37%), while those aged 45 – 54 were more likely to trust Kevin Rudd and Labor (50%) when it comes to handling Australia’s relations with other nations.   Comments »

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