Essential Report

Views towards early federal election

May 25, 2021

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?

  May’21 Feb’21
 
An early federal election in 2021 will be good for Australia, because a lot has changed since the last election 39% 42%
It would just be opportunism for the Prime Minister to call an early election, and the federal election should stay in 2022 61% 58%
Base (n) 1,100 1,092

 

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 39% 39% 39% 47% 39% 31% 41% 37% 36% 43%
It would just be opportunism for the Prime Minister to call an early election, and the federal election should stay in 2022 61% 61% 61% 53% 61% 69% 59% 63% 64% 57%
Base (n) 1,100 539 561 341 379 380 369 410 105 112
  • There is no significant difference in views towards an early federal election compared to when this question was asked in February.
  • Most (61%) still think it would just be opportunism for the Prime Minister to call an early election, and the federal election should stay in 2022. 39% think an early federal election in 2021 will be good for Australia, because a lot has changed since the last election.

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