Essential Report

When voting decision was made

Jul 5, 2016

Q. When did you make your decision about which party to vote for in the Federal election?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   2013 election
More than 4 weeks before the election 54% 51% 62% 57% 46% 66%
2-4 weeks before the election 15% 18% 13% 12% 18% 13%
In the last week before the election 14%   15% 12% 15% 13% 10%
The day before the election 4%   4% 4% 5% 1% 4%
The day of the election but before I went to vote 3%   1% 4% 3% 3% 1%
When I got to the polling booth 4%   4% 2% 3% 10% 3%
Don’t know 6% 8% 3% 4% 9% 2%

54% made up their mind about which party to vote for more than 4 weeks before the election. 33% made up their mind during the election campaign and 7% on election day.

Liberal/National voters were more likely to have decided more than 4 weeks before the election compared to 51% of Labor voters. 37% of Labor voters made their decision during the election campaign compared to 29% of Liberal/National voters.


 

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