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ReachTEL conducted a survey of 3,555 residents across Australia during the evening of 21st August 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?

 

 

23rd Jan 

27thFeb 

27thMar 

16thApr 

3rd May

26th June

21st July

21st Aug

Liberal

35.3%

36.2%

36.4% 

35.4%

34.6%

34.9%

35.7%

36.8%

The Nationals

4.5%

4.1%

4.3% 

4.6%

4.3%

4.7%

4.8%

4.4%

Labor

40.6%

39.2%

39.2% 

37.4%

39.6%

38.7%

37.1%

37.3%

The Greens

9.1%

10.5%

9.4% 

11.5%

11.2%

10.3%

10.3%

9.8%

Palmer United Party

4.6%

4.4%

4.4% 

5.6%

6.0%

6.8%

8.2%

6.7%

Other

5.9%

5.6%

6.2%

5.5%

4.3%

4.7%

3.9%

4.9%

 

 

Two party preferred result based on 2013 election distribution

 

 

15th Dec

23rd Jan

27thFeb

27thMar

16thApr

3rd May

26th June

21st July

21st Aug

L/NP

48%

47%

47%

48%

48%

46%

47%

48%

49%

Labor

52%

53%

53%

52%

52%

54%

53%

52%

51%

 

Question 2:

Please rate the performance of Tony Abbott as Prime Minister?

 

3rd May

26th June

21st July

21st Aug

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Female

Male

Very good

15.6%

16.5%

17.4%

18.4%

42.3%

0.8%

0.6%

17.3%

19.7%

Good

10.9%

11.1%

12.7%

13.6%

29.1%

1.8%

2.3%

13.8%

13.3%

Satisfactory

16.7%

15.5%

15.4%

15.9%

19.8%

14.2%

7.4%

17.7%

13.8%

Poor

19.1%

16.7%

18.8%

17.0%

5.3%

28.0%

18.3%

18.3%

15.6%

Very poor

37.7%

40.1%

35.7%

35.1%

3.6%

55.2%

71.4%

32.8%

37.5%

 

Question 3:

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

 

3rd May

26th June

21st July

21st Aug

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Female

Male

Very good

6.6%

8.3%

7.9%

8.2%

2.2%

14.3%

5.7%

7.1%

9.4%

Good

14.2%

14.7%

15.0%

15.7%

8.2%

28.1%

12.9%

14.4%

17.1%

Satisfactory

37.0%

35.7%

34.5%

36.4%

25.0%

47.7%

49.4%

41.0%

31.5%

Poor

23.6%

20.8%

22.8%

21.3%

32.4%

8.4%

18.3%

21.4%

21.2%

Very poor

18.6%

20.5%

19.7%

18.4%

32.2%

1.5%

13.7%

16.1%

20.8%

 

Question 4:

Do you think Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey is out of touch with Australians?

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Female

Male

Yes

58.8%

24.0%

84.7%

83.4%

60.2%

60.2%

61.8%

50.2%

57.5%

60.2%

No

25.7%

50.2%

7.4%

7.1%

23.5%

24.5%

24.7%

32.6%

23.9%

27.7%

Undecided

15.5%

25.9%

7.9%

9.4%

16.3%

15.3%

13.4%

17.1%

18.7%

12.1%

 

Question 5:

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

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Female

Male

Right direction

37.7%

64.4%

19.4%

18.3%

34.6%

36.9%

38.7%

43.2%

36.6%

38.9%

Wrong direction

38.1%

16.2%

52.0%

49.0%

42.9%

38.2%

38.5%

29.3%

37.8%

38.4%

Undeicded

24.2%

19.4%

28.5%

32.7%

22.5%

24.9%

22.8%

27.5%

25.6%

22.7%

 

Question 6:

Generally speaking, do you think Clive Palmer is having a positive or negative impact on foreign relations?

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Female

Male

Positive impact

12.4%

7.4%

12.4%

8.6%

16.4%

12.5%

11.3%

7.0%

9.2%

15.7%

Negative impact

65.9%

78.8%

59.8%

68.5%

58.2%

67.9%

67.9%

72.3%

67.3%

64.3%

No impact

21.8%

13.8%

27.7%

22.9%

25.4%

19.6%

20.8%

20.6%

23.5%

20.0%

 

Question 7:

Would you support government agencies being allowed to access your Internet browsing history and phone call records?

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Female

Male

Support

19.6%

31.9%

11.5%

7.2%

18.4%

15.8%

21.0%

26.6%

17.5%

21.9%

Oppose

63.8%

50.0%

70.6%

84.0%

69.2%

67.8%

61.1%

51.7%

62.5%

65.2%

Undecided

16.5%

18.2%

17.9%

8.9%

12.3%

16.4%

17.9%

21.8%

20.0%

12.9%

This survey was conducted using an automated telephone based survey system among 3,555 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.