Essential Report

Views towards re-electing the federal Coalition government

Aug 31, 2021

Q. Which is closer to your own view about the federal Coalition government?

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Deserves to be re-elected 36% 43% 29% 26% 35% 45% 14% 71% 18% 25%
Time to give someone else a go 41% 40% 42% 50% 36% 38% 65% 14% 69% 46%
Unsure 23% 17% 29% 24% 29% 17% 21% 16% 13% 29%
Base (n) 1,100 539 561 341 374 385 388 405 90 119

 

  State
NSW VIC QLD SA WA
Deserves to be re-elected 34% 37% 35% 40% 37%
Time to give someone else a go 45% 37% 42% 39% 37%
Unsure 21% 26% 23% 21% 25%
Base (n) 349 276 219 89 111
  • When thinking about whether the current government should be re-elected, 41% think it’s time to give someone else a go, compared to 36% who think the federal Coalition government deserves to be re-elected. 23% are unsure.
  • Those most likely to think the current government deserves to be re-elected include men (43%), those over 55 (45%), and Coalition voters (71%).
  • People aged 18-34 (50%), Labor voters (65%), and Greens voters (69%) are the most likely to think it’s time to give someone else a go.
  • NSW residents are more likely to think it’s time to give someone else a go than Victorians (45% to 37% respectively).

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