The Senate

Jul 22, 2014

Q. Thinking about the Senate, which of the following do you think would provide the best Government for Australia?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

May 2013

The Government also has a majority in the Senate

31%

16%

62%

6%

14%

32%

The Opposition has a majority in the Senate

10%

17%

5%

16%

8%

8%

The independents and minor parties hold the balance of power in the Senate

24%

29%

9%

52%

48%

25%

It doesn’t matter who has control or balance of power in the Senate

8%

9%

4%

5%

10%

7%

Don’t know

27%

28%

19%

20%

21%

28%

31% think that the Government should also have a majority in the Senate while 24% think the independents and minor parties should hold the balance of power. 10% think the Opposition should have a majority. These figures have changed little since this question was asked in May last year.

Liberal/National voters were much more likely to favour the Government having a majority in the Senate (62%) while Greens (52%) and Others (48%) were more likely to favour the independents and minor parties holding the balance of power.

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