Q. Regardless of which party is elected to Government (i.e. has a majority in the House of Representatives), which of the following Senate options do you think would be best for Australia?
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Liberal/ National||Vote Greens|
|The Government has a majority in the Senate||29%||41%||33%||5%|
|The Opposition party has a majority in the Senate||10%||3%||21%||2%|
|The Greens and the independents (like Xenophon and Fielding) together hold the balance of power in the Senate||27%||25%||27%||35%|
|The Greens hold the balance of power in the Senate||12%||14%||3%||50%|
Opinions about the balance of power in the Senate are mixed. 29% prefer the Government to have a majority and 27% prefer the Greens and independents combined to hold the balance of power. Only 12% want the Greens on their own to hold the balance of power and 10% would prefer the opposition to have a majority. Overall, 39% want one of the major parties to have a majority and 39% want minor parties to hold the balance of power.
85% of Greens voters want the Greens or Greens and independents to hold the balance of power compared to 39% of Labor voters and 30% of Liberal/National voters.
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