Q. When did you make your decision about which party to vote for in last week’s Federal election?
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens|
|More than 4 weeks before the election||55%||60%||65%||38%|
|2-4 weeks before the election||15%||15%||16%||19%|
|In the last week before the election||9%||8%||9%||15%|
|The day before the election||3%||4%||1%||5%|
|The day of the election but before I went to vote||5%||4%||4%||9%|
|When I got to the polling booth||9%||6%||4%||12%|
More than half the respondents had decided their vote more than 4 weeks before the election. 27% decided during the election campaign before polling day and 14% only decided on polling day (9% when they got to the polling booth). Greens voters were most likely to delay making their decision, with 21% saying they only decided on the day of the election. 25% of those who voted for independents or other parties only decided when they got to the polling booth.
Older voters decided earlier than younger voters – 67% of those aged 55+ decided more than 4 weeks before the election compared to 43% of under 35’s. 19% of under 35’s decided on the day of the election compared to only 6% of aged 55+.
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