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ReachTEL conducted a survey of 2,576 residents across Australia during the evening of 16th June 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?

 

 

14th April

5th May

19th May

26th May

2nd June

9th June

16th June

16th June*

 

2013 Election

Liberal

40.3%

37.8%

36.0%

35.2%

35.3% 

35.6%

36.8% 

38.9% 

 

41.3%

The Nationals

3.2%

2.4%

2.6%

2.8%

2.9% 

3.6%

4.4%

4.6%

 

4.3%

Labor

35.8%

33.1%

34.2%

33.3%

32.9%

31.6%

31.0%

33.6%

 

33.4%

The Greens

9.8%

8.6%

9.8%

8.8%

9.5%

8.7%

8.5%

9.1%

 

8.6%

Nick Xenophon Team

3.8%

3.8%

2.2%

3.5%

4.3%

4.1%

3.5%

4.2%

 

5.5%

Other

7.1%

5.8%

6.7%

6.8%

6.6%

8.3%

8.0%

9.5%

 

6.9%

Undecided

n/a

8.5%

8.6%

9.6%

8.5%

8.2%

7.8%

 

 

 

* Undecided voters were asked a follow-up question on who they would have even a slight leaning towards.

 

Two party preferred

 

 

14th April

5th May

19th May

26th May

2nd June

9th June

16th June

Liberal / National

50%

50%

50%

48%

50%

50%

51%

Labor

50%

50%

50%

52%

50%

50%

49%

* Preferences for the most recent polls (5th, 19th, 26th May, 2nd, 9th and 16th of June) are based on respondent allocated preferences. All other polls used 2013 election preference distribution.

 

Question 2:

Who of the following do you think would make the better Prime Minister?

 

 

26th May

2nd June

9th June

16th June

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Und

 

Female

Male

Malcolm Turnbull

54.9%

55.6%

55.4%

57.6%

94.5%

14.4%

27.1%

62.2%

 

54.3%

61.2%

Bill Shorten

45.1%

44.4%

44.6%

42.4%

5.5%

85.6%

72.9%

37.8%

 

45.7%

38.8%

 

 

28th Aug

Tony Abbott

42.1%

Bill Shorten

57.9%

 

Question 3:

Please rate the performance of Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister?

 

 

14th April

5th May

19th May

26th May

2nd June

9th June

16th June

 

 

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Very good

9.7%

9.7%

7.9%

11.3%

9.7%

11.4%

10.8%

27.4%

 

21.5%

2.1%

1.4%

Good

15.8%

18.4%

20.7%

18.1%

16.6%

16.9%

16.6%

 

31.6%

5.4%

3.2%

Satisfactory

37.8%

37.5%

36.2%

33.8%

33.0%

34.2%

36.2%

36.2%

 

37.0%

36.1%

30.6%

Poor

20.9%

20.4%

20.1%

21.2%

22.9%

21.4%

20.3%

36.3%

 

6.5%

29.9%

33.8%

Very poor

15.7%

14.1%

15.0%

15.6%

17.9%

16.0%

16.0%

 

3.4%

26.5%

31.1%

 

Question 4:

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

 

 

14th April

5th May

19th May

26th May

2nd June

9th June

16th June

 

 

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Very good

7.7%

8.9%

8.7%

9.9%

9.3%

9.3%

12.0%

29.6%

 

4.4%

26.6%

7.3%

Good

15.7%

15.7%

19.2%

19.2%

19.7%

18.2%

17.6%

 

6.8%

33.5%

24.7%

Satisfactory

34.2%

31.5%

33.7%

34.0%

31.5%

33.9%

30.7%

30.7%

 

24.7%

33.0%

44.3%

Poor

21.0%

22.7%

19.3%

17.2%

20.4%

20.2%

20.5%

39.7%

 

31.7%

5.1%

14.2%

Very poor

21.4%

21.3%

19.1%

19.7%

19.2%

18.4%

19.2%

 

32.4%

1.8%

9.6%

 

Question 5:

Which party do you trust most to manage the rollout of the National Broadband Network?

 

16th June

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Coalition

48.3%

48.2%

48.4%

37.2%

48.4%

50.2%

60.0%

Labor

51.7%

51.8%

51.6%

62.8%

51.6%

49.8%

40.0%

 

 

16th June

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Und

Coalition

48.3%

88.2%

6.3%

9.1%

42.5%

Labor

51.7%

11.8%

93.7%

90.9%

57.5%

 

Question 6:

When deciding how to vote, how important is the NBN to your decision?

 

16th June

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Very important

23.2%

20.8%

25.9%

31.3%

21.9%

19.9%

18.4%

Somewhat important

34.3%

36.0%

32.5%

29.5%

33.5%

36.5%

39.1%

Somewhat unimportant

27.1%

26.8%

27.5%

27.1%

25.2%

29.6%

26.9%

Very unimportant

15.3%

16.4%

14.1%

12.1%

19.4%

14.1%

15.6%

 

 

16th June

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Und

Very important

23.2%

13.1%

34.2%

29.8%

28.4%

Somewhat important

34.3%

37.5%

36.5%

38.1%

19.9%

Somewhat unimportant

27.1%

33.1%

17.8%

24.8%

31.8%

Very unimportant

15.3%

16.4%

11.5%

7.3%

19.9%

Question 7:

How would you rate the quality of the current Medicare system?

 

16th June

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Very good

24.2%

25.4%

23.0%

27.1%

25.0%

19.9%

24.5%

Good

44.9%

43.6%

46.3%

44.9%

45.6%

43.6%

45.3%

Average

25.1%

24.9%

25.2%

23.5%

24.7%

28.1%

24.1%

Poor

4.1%

4.0%

4.2%

3.0%

3.1%

6.0%

4.7%

Very poor

1.7%

2.2%

1.3%

1.6%

1.5%

2.4%

1.4%

 

 

16th June

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Und

Very good

24.2%

21.8%

27.5%

24.1%

28.0%

Good

44.9%

47.4%

45.7%

50.5%

27.0%

Average

25.1%

26.7%

22.5%

16.4%

36.5%

Poor

4.1%

3.1%

2.9%

5.9%

4.5%

Very poor

1.7%

.9%

1.4%

3.2%

4.0%

 

Question 8:

Do you think Medicare is more or less likely to be privatized under a Liberal National Coalition government than a Labor government?

 

16th June

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

More likely

55.8%

54.6%

57.0%

60.7%

58.5%

56.9%

44.7%

Less likely

12.8%

13.3%

12.2%

13.0%

10.7%

9.5%

19.0%

About the same

31.4%

32.1%

30.7%

26.4%

30.8%

33.6%

36.3%

 

 

16th June

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Und

More likely

55.8%

28.7%

80.8%

81.3%

64.0%

Less likely

12.8%

19.0%

8.9%

5.5%

7.5%

About the same

31.4%

52.2%

10.3%

13.2%

28.5%

 

Question 9:

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

 

26th May

2nd June

16th June

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Education

11.1%

12.6%

11.8%

15.3%

8.1%

13.4%

14.8%

8.9%

9.2%

Creating jobs

17.7%

16.7%

16.6%

14.5%

18.8%

21.8%

14.8%

13.4%

15.9%

Health services

17.0%

20.6%

19.1%

23.6%

14.3%

15.4%

17.5%

22.8%

21.8%

Management of the economy

29.1%

23.8%

29.8%

27.6%

32.2%

24.7%

29.3%

32.2%

34.3%

Border protection and asylum seekers

8.7%

8.8%

8.0%

7.2%

8.7%

4.5%

7.9%

10.5%

9.7%

Roads and infrastructure

4.2%

4.0%

3.6%

2.1%

5.2%

4.6%

4.1%

3.2%

2.2%

Climate change and the environment

12.2%

13.4%

11.0%

9.6%

12.6%

15.6%

11.7%

8.9%

6.9%

 

 

26th May

2nd June

16th June

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Undecided

Education

11.1%

12.6%

11.8%

5.7%

22.3%

9.6%

9.0%

Creating jobs

17.7%

16.7%

16.6%

16.0%

19.8%

2.3%

15.0%

Health services

17.0%

20.6%

19.1%

9.2%

30.6%

23.7%

22.0%

Management of the economy

29.1%

23.8%

29.8%

50.8%

12.3%

3.7%

29.0%

Border protection and asylum seekers

8.7%

8.8%

8.0%

11.5%

2.8%

5.0%

7.5%

Roads and infrastructure

4.2%

4.0%

3.6%

4.2%

1.8%

2.7%

6.0%

Climate change and the environment

12.2%

13.4%

11.0%

2.4%

10.6%

53.0%

11.5%

This survey was conducted using an automated telephone based survey system among 2,576 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.