Essential Report

New election

Oct 4, 2010

Q.  Australia would do better to have a new election, so we can have a Government with a working majority…so it can get things done. Do you agree with that or not?

Strongly agree 28%
Agree 27%
Neither agree nor disagree 22%
Disagree 15%
Strongly Disagree 8%

 Those aged 55-64 (36%) and 65+ (43%) were more likely to strongly agree that there should be a new election. Those in NSW (34%) were also more likely to strongly agree that there should be a new election.  

 Lib/Nat voters were also more likely to either strongly agree (47%) or agree (32%) that there should be a new election.

 Labor voters were more likely to strongly disagree (14%) or disagree (23%) with a new election. Comments »

New Election

Sep 20, 2010

Q. How likely is it that Australia will need to have another Federal election within the next 12 months?

6 Sep 10 20 Sep 10
Total likely 70% 59%
Total unlikely 16% 28%
Very likely 27% 23%
Quite likely 43% 36%
Not very likely 13% 22%
Not at all likely 3% 6%
Don’t know 14% 13%

59% of respondents (down 11% from 2 weeks ago) think it likely that Australia will need to have another Federal election within the next 12 months and 28% (up 12%) think it is unlikely. Labor voters are evenly divided (42% likely/42% unlikely) but 83% of Coalition voters think it is likely and only 11% unlikely.

Q. Do you think Australia should have another Federal election in the next 12 months?

6 Sep 10 20 Sep 10 Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Yes 52% 43% 17% 75% 11%
No 33% 43% 71% 14% 75%
Don’t know 15% 14% 12% 11% 14%

43% (down 9%) think that Australia should have another election in the next 12 months and 43% (up 10%) disagree. Support for another election is strongest among Liberal/National voters (75%) but other voters oppose it.

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New Election in next 12 months

Sep 6, 2010

Q. How likely is it that Australia will need to have another Federal election within the next 12 months?

Total likely 70%
Total unlikely 16%
Very likely 27%
Quite likely 43%
Not very likely 13%
Not at all likely 3%
Don’t know 14%

70% of respondents think it likely that Australia will need to have another Federal election within the next 12 months and only 16% think it is unlikely.

A majority of all voters types believe it is likely. Comments »

Need for a New Election

Sep 6, 2010

Q. Do you think Australia should have another Federal election in the next 12 months?

  Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Yes 52% 48% 65% 45%
No 33% 38% 25% 35%
Don’t know 15% 14% 10% 20%

52% think that Australia should have another election in the next 12 months and 33% disagree. Support for another election is strongest among Liberal/National voters (65%) although all voter types are more likely to support another election than oppose it.  Women (yes 53%/no 29%) are more likely to support another election than men (50%/38%). Comments »

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