Essential Report

Privatising Medibank Private

Apr 8, 2014

Q. Do you support or oppose the Government’s plan to privatise Medibank Private?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

Nov 13

Total support

25%

12%

42%

15%

27%

22%

Total oppose

46%

69%

25%

52%

54%

43%

Strongly support

6%

4%

11%

2%

3%

5%

Support

19%

8%

31%

13%

24%

17%

Oppose

23%

27%

19%

29%

28%

20%

Strongly oppose

23%

42%

6%

23%

26%

23%

Don’t know

28%

18%

33%

34%

19%

35%

46% oppose the privatisation of Medibank Private, 25% support and 28% don’t know. This represents small increases for both support (+3%) and oppose (+3%) since this question was asked in November. Don’t knows have dropped from 35% to 28%.

Those most likely to support the privatisation of Medibank Private were men (32%) and Liberal/National voters (42%).

Those most likely to oppose it were aged 45-64 (54%) and Labor voters (69%).

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