Essential Report

WA election preferences

Feb 21, 2017

Q. The WA Liberal Party has said it will direct its preferences for the upper house to Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party in this year’s state election. Do you approve or disapprove of the Liberal Party directing preferences to One Nation?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Liberal Vote Greens Vote One Nation
Total approve 29%   17% 43% 6% 75%
Total disapprove 38%   54% 25% 73% 2%
Strongly approve 11%   8% 13% 1% 37%
Approve 18%   9% 30% 5% 38%
Neither approve nor disapprove 21%   18% 25% 10% 13%
Disapprove 14%   17% 16% 10% 1%
Strongly disapprove 24%   37% 9% 63% 1%
Don’t know 14%   10% 8% 10% 11%

 

29% approve of the Liberal Party directing preferences to One Nation and 38% disapprove.

Among Liberal voters, 43% approve and 25% disapprove. 75% of One Nation voters approve.

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