7 News - National Poll - 23rd January 2014

ReachTEL conducted a seven-question survey of 3,547 residents across Australia during the evening of 23rd January 2014.

 

7 News

Question 1:

If a Federal election were to be held today, which of the following would receive your first preference vote? If you are undecided to which do you even have a slight leaning?

 

 

23rd Jan

15th Dec

21st Nov

10th Oct

5th Sep

4th Sep

3rd Sep

26th Aug

Liberal

35.3% 

35.7% 

40.5% 

41.1% 

40.4%

40.5%

41.3%

43.2%

The Nationals

4.5% 

5.7% 

3.3% 

4.3% 

3.1%

3.1%

2.9%

3.3%

Labor

40.6% 

40.4% 

34.2% 

35.3% 

33.7%

32.7%

35.3%

35.7%

The Greens

9.1% 

8.7% 

9.8% 

8.6% 

10.2%

10.0%

9.7%

10.1%

Palmer United Party

4.6% 

5.1% 

6.6% 

5.7% 

7.0%

6.1%

4.4%

2.4%

Other

5.9% 

4.4% 

5.7% 

4.9% 

5.7%

7.6%

6.3%

5.3%

 

Two party preferred result based on 2013 election distribution

 

23rd Jan

15th Dec

21st Nov

10th Oct

5th Sep

4th Sep

3rd Sep

26th Aug

L/NP

47% 

48%

51%

52%

53%

53%

52%

53%

Labor

53% 

52%

49%

48%

47%

47%

48%

47%

 

 

Question 2:

Please rate the performance of Tony Abbott as Prime Minister?

 

15th Dec

23rd Jan

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Female

Male

Very good

17.4% 

19.2% 

45.3%

1.0%

1.2%

19.3% 

19.2% 

Good

14.3%

12.6%

27.2%

2.5%

2.5%

13.4%

11.8%

Satisfactory

16.2%

19.2%

21.9%

17.3%

6.5%

19.9%

18.5%

Poor

19.8%

16.7%

3.3%

27.0%

26.3%

18.8%

14.4%

Very poor

32.3%

32.3%

2.3%

52.3%

63.5%

28.6%

36.1%

 

Question 3:

Please rate the performance of Bill Shorten as Leader of the Opposition?

 

15th Dec

23rd Jan

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Female

Male

Very good

10.5%

8.5%

2.3%

15.7%

10.8%

6.5%

10.6%

Good

17.8%

18.6%

8.9%

30.9%

15.5%

16.7%

20.6%

Satisfactory

37.8%

36.8%

28.3%

44.0%

49.5%

41.2%

32.3%

Poor

17.2%

20.2%

32.5%

6.8%

20.1%

22.1%

18.1%

Very poor

16.7%

15.9%

28.0%

2.6%

4.0%

13.6%

18.4%

 

Question 4:

Generally speaking do you think the Australian economy is heading in the right or the wrong direction?

 

23rd Jan

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Female

Male

Right direction

34.9%

35.1%

32.4%

35.3%

38.1%

34.7%

35.1%

Wrong direction

39.3%

44.5%

42.2%

36.8%

28.6%

39.3%

39.4%

Undecided

25.8%

20.4%

25.4%

27.9%

33.3%

26.1%

25.5%

 

Question 5:

Do you think that you and your family are financially better or worse off than the same time last year?

 

23rd Jan

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Female

Male

Better off

20.3%

24.3%

20.4%

17.2%

17.4%

17.2%

23.6%

Worse off

39.3%

43.2%

44.1%

37.6%

26.1%

39.4%

39.1%

About the same

40.4%

32.5%

35.5%

45.2%

56.5%

43.4%

37.3%

 

Question 6:

Looking forward do you think that you and your family will be financially better or worse off this time next year?

 

223rd Jan

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Female

Male

Better off

23.5%

24.3%

26.9%

21.5%

18.7%

20.2%

26.9%

Worse off

39.4%

39.5%

43.6%

40.1%

31.2%

38.8%

40.1%

About the same

37.1%

36.2%

29.4%

38.3%

50.1%

41.0%

33.0%

 

Question 7:

Do you think that the Australian welfare system needs a full review?

 

23rd Jan

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Female

Male

Yes

59.2%

53.7%

62.4%

61.5%

60.5%

59.8%

58.6%

No

16.9%

19.5%

16.1%

18.2%

12.0%

14.0%

20.0%

Undecided

23.9%

26.9%

21.6%

20.3%

27.4%

26.2%

21.4%

This survey was conducted using an automated telephone based survey system among 3,547 voters. Telephone numbers and the person within the household were selected at random. The results have been weighted by gender and age to reflect the population according to ABS figures. Please note that due to rounding, not all tables necessarily total 100% and subtotals may also vary. Copyright ReachTEL Pty Ltd.