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ReachTEL conducted a survey of 3,470 residents across Australia during the evening of 18th September 2014.

 

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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? If you are undecided to which do you even have a slight leaning?

 

 

27thMar 

16thApr 

3rd May

26th June

21st July

21st Aug

18th Sep

 

2013 Election

Liberal

36.4% 

35.4%

34.6%

34.9%

35.7%

36.8%

37.0%

 

41.3%

The Nationals

4.3% 

4.6%

4.3%

4.7%

4.8%

4.4%

4.6%

 

4.3%

Labor

39.2% 

37.4%

39.6%

38.7%

37.1%

37.3%

37.4%

 

33.4%

The Greens

9.4% 

11.5%

11.2%

10.3%

10.3%

9.8%

10.5%

 

8.6%

Palmer

4.4%

5.6%

6.0%

6.8%

8.2%

6.7%

5.3%

 

5.5%

Other

6.2%

5.5%

4.3%

4.7%

3.9%

4.9%

5.2%

 

6.9%

 

Two party preferred result based on 2013 election distribution

 

 

27thMar

16thApr

3rd May

26th June

21st July

21st Aug

18th Sep

L/NP

48%

48%

46%

47%

48%

49%

49%

Labor

52%

52%

54%

53%

52%

51%

51%

 

Question 2:

Please rate the performance of Tony Abbott as Prime Minister?

 

3rd May

26th June

21st July

21st Aug

18th Sep

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Female

Male

Very good

15.6%

16.5%

17.4%

18.4%

19.6%

44.3%

1.8%

0.5%

17.3%

22.0%

Good

10.9%

11.1%

12.7%

13.6%

12.5%

26.3%

2.9%

1.1%

13.7%

11.3%

Satisfactory

16.7%

15.5%

15.4%

15.9%

20.3%

23.1%

18.0%

9.8%

21.8%

18.7%

Poor

19.1%

16.7%

18.8%

17.0%

17.4%

4.1%

29.8%

20.4%

18.4%

16.4%

Very poor

37.7%

40.1%

35.7%

35.1%

30.1%

2.1%

47.6%

68.1%

28.7%

31.6%

 

Question 3:

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

 

3rd May

26th June

21st July

21st Aug

18th Sep

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Female

Male

Very good

6.6%

8.3%

7.9%

8.2%

6.3%

2.1%

12.4%

4.1%

6.4%

6.2%

Good

14.2%

14.7%

15.0%

15.7%

14.9%

6.5%

26.9%

11.5%

14.6%

15.3%

Satisfactory

37.0%

35.7%

34.5%

36.4%

39.5%

32.7%

46.2%

44.4%

45.3%

33.2%

Poor

23.6%

20.8%

22.8%

21.3%

22.0%

30.4%

10.2%

31.5%

19.7%

24.5%

Very poor

18.6%

20.5%

19.7%

18.4%

17.3%

28.2%

4.2%

8.5%

13.9%

20.8%

 

 

Question 4:

How would you rate the Abbott government's performance for their first 12 months of being in office?

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Female

Male

Very good

13.7%

30.5%

1.5%

1.1%

10.9%

15.6%

12.8%

16.3%

12.4%

15.1%

Good

16.4%

35.3%

3.3%

1.6%

14.2%

15.2%

17.2%

21.0%

15.7%

17.2%

Satisfactory

19.9%

25.7%

15.7%

9.3%

15.3%

21.5%

21.5%

23.2%

22.5%

17.2%

Poor

21.4%

7.2%

34.3%

19.1%

20.8%

21.1%

22.5%

21.3%

21.4%

21.3%

Very poor

28.6%

1.2%

45.1%

68.9%

38.7%

26.6%

25.9%

18.2%

28.1%

29.2%

 

Question 5:

Generally speaking, do you believe the Abbott government has kept their election promises?

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Female

Male

Yes

27.0%

59.4%

2.2%

6.8%

20.2%

28.5%

28.8%

33.8%

26.0%

28.2%

No

52.0%

12.1%

83.8%

74.9%

58.3%

48.7%

53.7%

44.6%

51.6%

52.5%

Undecided

20.9%

28.5%

14.0%

18.3%

21.5%

22.8%

17.5%

21.5%

22.5%

19.3%

 

Question 6:

Would you support Australia sending military planes to Iraq to join the fight against Islamic State terrorists?

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Female

Male

Support

49.1%

68.2%

39.2%

19.2%

39.6%

51.4%

53.4%

55.7%

40.5%

58.2%

Oppose

29.3%

15.6%

34.1%

55.6%

38.0%

27.5%

24.8%

23.6%

33.9%

24.5%

Undecided

21.6%

16.2%

26.8%

25.2%

22.4%

21.1%

21.9%

20.7%

25.6%

17.2%

 

Question 7:

Would you support Australian sending troops to Iraq to join the fight against Islamic State terrorists?

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Female

Male

Support

32.8%

45.5%

26.5%

12.0%

31.0%

40.2%

30.6%

26.4%

27.7%

38.3%

Oppose

44.1%

28.8%

52.6%

65.3%

45.7%

40.1%

46.2%

45.3%

44.0%

44.3%

Undecided

23.1%

25.7%

20.9%

22.7%

23.3%

19.6%

23.2%

28.3%

28.3%

17.4%

This survey was conducted using an automated telephone based survey system among 3,470 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.