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ReachTEL conducted a survey of 2,407 residents across Australia during the evening of 19th 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?

 

 

26th Nov

21st Jan

11th Feb

21st Mar

14th April

5th May

19th May

19th May*

 

2013 Election

Liberal

44.6%

44.4%

43.6%

42.4% 

40.3%

37.8%

36.0%

39.6% 

 

41.3%

The Nationals

4.2%

4.1%

4.5%

4.2%

3.2%

2.4%

2.6%

3.0% 

 

4.3%

Labor

31.1%

31.8%

32.8%

34.4%

35.8%

33.1%

34.2%

36.6% 

 

33.4%

The Greens

11.2%

10.8%

10.1%

10.5%

9.8%

8.6%

9.8%

9.9% 

 

8.6%

Nick Xenophon Team

n/a 

n/a 

n/a

n/a

3.8%

3.8%

2.2%

2.7%

 

5.5%

Other

7.9%

8.3%

8.3%

8.1%

7.1%

5.8%

6.7%

8.2%

 

6.9%

Undecided

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

8.5%

8.6%

 

 

 

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

 

Two party preferred

 

 

26th Nov

21st Jan

11th Feb

21st Mar

14th April

5th May

19th May

Liberal / National

55%

55%

54%

52%

50%

50%

50%

Labor

45%

45%

46%

48%

50%

50%

50%

* Preferences for the most recent polls (5th May and 19th May) 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?

 

 

21st Mar

14th April

5th May

19th May

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Und

 

Female

Male

Malcolm Turnbull

60.0%

58.4%

57.7%

55.6%

95.2%

17.3%

28.0%

61.7%

 

48.8%

62.9%

Bill Shorten

40.0%

41.6%

42.3%

44.4%

4.8%

82.7%

72.0%

38.3%

 

51.2%

37.1%

 

 

28th Aug

Tony Abbott

42.1%

Bill Shorten

57.9%

 

Question 3:

Please rate the performance of Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister?

 

 

15th Sep

21st Jan

11th Feb

21st Mar

14th April

5th May

19th May

 

 

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Very good

14.4%

24.2%

14.8%

10.3%

9.7%

9.7%

7.9%

28.6%

 

18.7%

0.4%

1.7%

Good

13.4%

29.4%

24.4%

19.3%

15.8%

18.4%

20.7%

 

37.0%

11.3%

10.6%

Satisfactory

18.8%

33.8%

36.9%

36.4%

37.8%

37.5%

36.2%

36.2%

 

35.3%

33.1%

31.1%

Poor

16.9%

7.3%

12.9%

19.7%

20.9%

20.4%

20.1%

35.1%

 

6.0%

30.9%

32.8%

Very poor

36.5%

5.2%

11.0%

14.4%

15.7%

14.1%

15.0%

 

2.9%

24.3%

23.8%

 

*Abbott

22nd Oct

22nd Oct

22nd Oct

22nd Oct

22nd Oct

22nd Oct

 

 

 

 

 

Question 4:

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

 

 

26th Nov

21st Jan

11th Feb

21st Mar

14th April

5th May

19th May

 

 

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Very good

6.4%

4.0%

6.1%

6.3%

7.7%

8.9%

8.7%

27.9%

 

2.3%

19.3%

6.0%

Good

14.2%

9.8%

12.5%

13.8%

15.7%

15.7%

19.2%

 

7.8%

35.5%

24.3%

Satisfactory

31.9%

28.8%

31.1%

32.6%

34.2%

31.5%

33.7%

33.7%

 

26.6%

37.1%

41.3%

Poor

23.5%

27.8%

23.8%

22.2%

21.0%

22.7%

19.3%

38.4%

 

30.6%

5.6%

20.9%

Very poor

24.0%

29.6%

26.5%

25.1%

21.4%

21.3%

19.1%

 

32.8%

2.4%

7.7%

 

Question 5:

Which of the following two parties do you trust most to manage the issue of border protection?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Coalition

55.7%

47.6%

64.3%

48.5%

54.2%

58.5%

66.9%

Labor

44.3%

52.4%

35.7%

51.5%

45.8%

41.5%

33.1%

 

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Und

Coalition

55.7%

95.2%

18.9%

19.5%

67.2%

Labor

44.3%

4.8%

81.1%

80.5%

32.8%

 

Question 6:

Which of the following two parties do you trust most to manage the economy?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Coalition

55.4%

48.7%

62.6%

50.1%

55.2%

56.7%

63.4%

Labor

44.6%

51.3%

37.4%

49.9%

44.8%

43.3%

36.6%

 

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Und

Coalition

55.4%

95.4%

13.7%

30.3%

66.0%

Labor

44.6%

4.6%

86.3%

69.7%

34.0%

 

Question 7:

Which of the following two parties do you trust most to manage health services?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Coalition

38.6%

34.7%

42.7%

29.2%

36.8%

43.7%

51.5%

Labor

61.4%

65.3%

57.3%

70.8%

63.2%

56.3%

48.5%

 

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Und

Coalition

38.6%

81.4%

3.1%

7.8%

30.0%

Labor

61.4%

18.6%

96.9%

92.2%

70.0%

 

Question 8:

Which of the following two parties do you trust most to manage education?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Coalition

41.5%

37.7%

45.7%

35.7%

39.2%

42.7%

54.6%

Labor

58.5%

62.3%

54.3%

64.3%

60.8%

57.3%

45.4%

 

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Und

Coalition

41.5%

84.6%

4.3%

10.8%

38.4%

Labor

58.5%

15.4%

95.7%

89.2%

61.6%

 

Question 9:

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

11.0%

12.2%

9.7%

12.4%

14.9%

8.3%

5.5%

Creating jobs

16.3%

13.6%

19.1%

21.0%

14.9%

15.3%

11.5%

Health services

16.3%

21.0%

11.1%

13.4%

14.8%

17.8%

21.6%

Management of the economy

29.2%

26.6%

32.0%

18.6%

33.5%

32.8%

35.3%

Border protection and asylum seekers

10.2%

10.4%

10.1%

9.4%

8.9%

10.6%

13.3%

Roads and infrastructure

5.4%

3.7%

7.2%

10.0%

3.3%

3.4%

3.3%

Climate change and the environment

11.7%

12.6%

10.8%

15.1%

9.7%

11.7%

9.5%

 

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Undecided

Education

11.0%

4.7%

17.3%

15.2%

15.7%

Creating jobs

16.3%

19.8%

16.8%

3.0%

16.2%

Health services

16.3%

7.9%

28.0%

10.8%

10.8%

Management of the economy

29.2%

49.8%

14.5%

10.8%

23.5%

Border protection and asylum seekers

10.2%

11.4%

7.5%

11.3%

10.3%

Roads and infrastructure

5.4%

4.3%

3.8%

3.9%

9.8%

Climate change and the environment

11.7%

2.1%

12.1%

45.0%

13.7%

This survey was conducted using an automated telephone based survey system among 2,407 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.