Essential Report

The Liberal Party

Dec 13, 2016

Q. Do you think the Liberal Party is becoming more progressive or more conservative?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Dec 2015
More progressive 14%   8% 26% 9% 13%   27%
More conservative 37%   48% 29% 63% 32%   24%
Neither 30%   28% 34% 19% 40%   27%
Don’t know 18%   16% 11% 10% 14%   22%

37% think the Liberal Party is becoming more conservative and 14% think it is becoming more progressive. 30% think it is neither.

Among Liberal/National voters, 29% think it is becoming more conservative and 26% more progressive.

43% of those aged 55+ think the Liberal Party is becoming more conservative compared to 30% of those aged 18-34.

Compared to 12 months ago, there has been an increase in those thinking the Liberal Party is becoming more conservative (up 13%)

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