Voting Decision

Jul 26, 2010

Q. When do you think you will make your decision about which party to vote for?

  Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other or indep. Don’t know/ refused vote
Already decided 51% 61% 65% 53% 32% 3%
Over the next few weeks during the campaign 23% 26% 22% 24% 23% 18%
At the end of the campaign before election day 9% 6% 8% 12% 17% 14%
On election day 10% 5% 4% 5% 26% 29%
Don’t know 7% 2% 1% 5% 3% 36%

 

  Total Aged

18-34

Aged

35-44

Aged

45-54

Aged 55+
Already decided 51% 38% 44% 53% 66%
Over the next few weeks during the campaign 23% 28% 25% 20% 18%
At the end of the campaign before election day 9% 8% 12% 11% 8%
On election day 10% 10% 13% 12% 6%
Don’t know 7% 16% 6% 3% 1%

51% of respondents said they had already decided which party to vote for and a further 32% said they would decide before election day – 10% will make their decision on election day. 61% of Labor voters and 65% of Liberal voters say they have already decided compared to 53% of Greens voters.

Younger voters are less likely to have decided which party to vote for – only 38% of under 35’s have already decided, 36% will decide before election day, 10% on election day and 16% do not know when they will decide.

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