Q. Some have suggested that the Prime Minister might call an early election later in 2021. It is not due until 2022.
Which of the following is closer to your view?
|Total||Gender||Age Group||Federal Voting Intention|
|Male||Female||18-34||35-54||55+||Labor||TOTAL: Coalition||Greens||TOTAL: Other|
|An early federal election in 2021 will be good for Australia, because a lot has changed since the last election||42%||42%||43%||50%||46%||31%||47%||39%||50%||41%|
|It would just be opportunism for the Prime Minister to call an early election, and the federal election should stay in 2022||58%||58%||57%||50%||54%||69%||53%||61%||50%||59%|
- More Australians think it would just be opportunism for the Prime Minister to call an early election, and the federal election should stay in 2022 (58%), than those who think an early federal election in 2021 will be good for Australia, because a lot has changed since the last election (42%).
- Most of those over 55 think the federal election should stay in 2022 (69%), compared to just over half of those 35-54 (54%) and half (50%) of those 18-34.
- The majority of Coalition voters (61%) and Labor voters (53%) would prefer to keep the election for the next scheduled date in 2022.
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