Essential Report

Have parties become more right wing/left wing?

Sep 1, 2015

Q. Do you think over the last few years, these parties have become more right wing/conservative, more left wing/progressive or stayed about the same?

More right wing/ conservative

More left wing/ progressive

About the same

Don’t know

The Labor Party

19%

16%

31%

34%

The Liberal Party

27%

8%

33%

32%

The Nationals

20%

6%

35%

39%

The Greens

6%

20%

35%

38%

Palmer United Party

9%

9%

24%

57%

The Labor Party (Labor voters)

19%

9%

43%

29%

The Liberal Party (Coalition voters

15%

9%

54%

22%

The Nationals (Coalition voters)

13%

6%

51%

30%

The Greens (Greens voters)

5%

18%

55%

22%

Respondents were a little more likely to think the Liberal and National parties have become more right wing and the Greens have become more lefvt wing over the last few years.

Among their own voters, Labor, Liberal and National parties were all seen as a little more right wing.

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