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ReachTEL conducted a survey of 628 residents in the federal election of Macarthur. The poll was conducted the night of the 19th of May 2016.

 

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Question 1:

If a Federal election were to be held today, which of the following would receive your first preference vote?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Liberal – Russell Matheson

37.9% 

37.1% 

38.7% 

30.1% 

33.1% 

37.1% 

60.6% 

Labor – Michael Freelander

37.9% 

37.4%

38.1%

39.9%

42.9%

39.7%

23.9%

The Greens – Ben Moroney

6.2%

6.4%

6.0%

11.9%

4.6%

2.6%

2.8%

Nick Xenophon team – Richard Bakoss

2.0%

2.8%

1.3%

1.6%

0.6%

3.3%

3.7%

Other / Independent

5.3%

3.7%

7.3%

4.1%

7.4%

6.0%

3.7%

Undecided

10.7%

12.6%

8.6%

12.4%

11.4%

11.3%

5.5%

 

Two party preferred result based on respondent allocated preferences from Question 1b and undecided allocation from Question 1a

 

Total

Liberal

49%

Labor

51%

 

Question 1a:

Being undecided to which of the following do you have even a slight leaning?

 

Total

Liberal – Russell Matheson

33.1%

Labor – Michael Freelander

30.2%

The Greens – Ben Moroney

10.1%

Nick Xenophon team – Richard Bakoss

4.5%

Other / Independent

22.2%

Note: Only respondents that selected ‘Undecided’ in Question 1 were asked Question 1a

 

Question 1b:

Which of the following parties would you preference highest?

 

Total

Liberal

37.6%

Labor

62.4%

Note: Respondents who selected ‘Liberal’ or ‘Labor’ to Question 1 were excluded from Question 1b

 

Question 2:

What is your opinion of the member for Macarthur Russell Matheson?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Favourable

30.1%

26.2%

34.3%

20.7%

30.9%

31.1%

43.1%

Neutral

32.6%

35.1%

30.0%

33.7%

26.3%

37.7%

33.9%

Unfavourable

18.9%

17.8%

20.1%

17.6%

22.3%

20.5%

14.7%

Never heard of them before

18.3%

20.9%

15.5%

28.0%

20.6%

10.6%

8.3%

 

 

Total

Liberal

Labor

Greens

Undecided

Favourable

30.1%

60.9%

9.7%

2.6%

19.1%

Neutral

32.6%

26.1%

34.9%

23.1%

42.6%

Unfavourable

18.9%

6.7%

30.7%

30.8%

14.7%

Never heard of them before

18.3%

6.3%

24.8%

43.6%

23.5%

 

Question 3:

What is your opinion of the Labor candidate for Macarthur Michael Freelander?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Favourable

30.9%

33.2%

28.4%

16.1%

41.7%

40.1%

26.4%

Neutral

30.9%

34.8%

26.7%

40.6%

25.1%

30.3%

24.5%

Unfavourable

19.7%

15.1%

24.8%

17.7%

16.0%

17.1%

32.7%

Never heard of them before

18.5%

16.9%

20.1%

25.5%

17.1%

12.5%

16.4%

 

 

Total

Liberal

Labor

Greens

Undecided

Favourable

30.9%

9.7%

60.7%

15.4%

23.9%

Neutral

30.9%

31.5%

24.7%

30.8%

41.8%

Unfavourable

19.7%

39.1%

3.3%

7.7%

10.4%

Never heard of them before

18.5%

19.7%

11.3%

46.2%

23.9%

 

Question 4:

When deciding who to vote for at the upcoming federal election, which of the following issues will influence your decision most?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Education

15.2%

18.8%

11.3%

22.8%

16.7%

9.8%

6.4%

Creating jobs

13.1%

13.5%

12.6%

13.5%

10.9%

15.0%

12.8%

Health services

21.2%

26.2%

15.9%

13.5%

25.9%

26.1%

20.2%

Management of the economy

20.6%

14.2%

27.5%

24.9%

13.2%

16.3%

31.2%

Border protection and asylum seekers

14.0%

16.6%

11.3%

6.7%

11.5%

17.6%

25.7%

Roads and infrastructure

7.5%

3.7%

11.6%

4.1%

16.1%

5.9%

2.8%

Climate change and the environment

8.5%

7.1%

9.9%

14.5%

5.7%

9.2%

.9%

 

 

Total

Liberal

Labor

Greens

Undecided

Education

15.2%

10.1%

20.5%

33.3%

7.5%

Creating jobs

13.1%

12.6%

16.7%

2.6%

11.9%

Health services

21.2%

10.1%

34.7%

5.1%

26.9%

Management of the economy

20.6%

36.1%

7.9%

0.0%

25.4%

Border protection and asylum seekers

14.0%

19.3%

4.6%

20.5%

19.4%

Roads and infrastructure

7.5%

8.8%

5.0%

2.6%

3.0%

Climate change and the environment

8.5%

2.9%

10.5%

35.9%

6.0%

This survey was conducted using an automated telephone based survey system among 628 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.