Essential Report

Shifted voting position

Aug 19, 2013

Q. Since the election campaign began, have you shifted your position on voting in any of the following ways?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Yes, I have changed my mind about who I will vote for

6%

6%

5%

10%

Yes, I have become more certain about who I will vote for

13%

17%

8%

22%

Yes, I have become less certain about who I will vote for

11%

9%

7%

18%

No, I haven’t changed my position at all about who I will vote for

62%

63%

76%

42%

Don’t know

8%

5%

3%

8%

62% of respondents said they had not changed their voting position since the election campaign began. 6% said they had changed their vote, 13% had become more certain about their vote and 11% less certain. 17% of Labor voters said they had become more certain while 76% of Liberal/National voters had not changed their position at all.

51% of respondents aged 18-34 had not changed their voting position compared to 65% of those aged 35-54 and 72% of those aged 55+.

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