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ReachTEL conducted a survey of 3,116 residents across Australia during the evening of 21st January 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? If you are undecided to which do you even have a slight leaning?

 

 

13th May

25th June

30th July

28th Aug

15th Sep

22nd Oct

26th Nov

21st Jan

 

2013 Election

Liberal

37.1%

37.7%

37.0%

36.5%

39.3%

42.3%

44.6%

44.4% 

 

41.3%

The Nationals

4.0%

4.2%

3.6%

3.8%

4.0%

4.4%

4.2%

4.1% 

 

4.3%

Labor

38.3%

37.0%

38.0%

37.5%

35.9%

33.0%

31.1%

31.8% 

 

33.4%

The Greens

12.1%

13.1%

12.9%

13.4%

11.9%

11.3%

11.2%

10.8% 

 

8.6%

Palmer

2.2%

1.3%

1.4%

1.3%

0.8%

0.9%

1.0%

0.8% 

 

5.5%

Other

6.4%

6.7%

7.2%

7.6%

8.1%

8.2%

7.9%

8.3%

 

6.9%

Two party preferred result based on 2013 election distribution

 

 

13th May

25th June

30th July

28th Aug

15th Sep

22nd Oct

26th Nov

21st Jan

Lib/Nat

47%

48%

47%

47%

50%

53%

55%

55%

Labor

53%

52%

53%

53%

50%

47%

45%

45%

 

Question 2:

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

 

 

15th Sep

22nd Oct

26th Nov

21st Jan

L/NP

Labor

Greens

 

Female

Male

Malcolm Turnbull

61.9%

68.9%

71.3%

80.8%

96.5%

40.2%

56.4%

 

79.3%

82.3%

Bill Shorten

38.1%

31.1%

28.7%

19.2%

3.5%

59.8%

43.6%

 

20.7%

17.7%

 

 

28th Aug

Tony Abbott

42.1%

Bill Shorten

57.9%

 

Question 3:

Please rate the performance of Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister?

 

 

25th June

30th July

28th Aug

15th Sep

22nd Oct

26th Nov

21st Jan

 

 

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Very good

13.8%

13.9%

14.4%

14.4%

20.5%

22.1%

24.2% 

53.6% 

 

31.1% 

8.9% 

9.1% 

Good

13.7%

12.9%

11.6%

13.4%

27.1%

26.1%

29.4% 

 

35.0% 

16.8%

18.2%

Satisfactory

20.0%

20.2%

20.2%

18.8%

36.3%

37.0%

33.8%

33.8%

 

28.8%

46.7%

45.5%

Poor

17.3%

17.3%

16.3%

16.9%

7.7%

8.0%

7.3%

12.5%

 

3.9%

15.0%

14.5%

Very poor

35.2%

35.7%

37.5%

36.5%

8.4%

6.8%

5.2%

 

1.2%

12.6%

12.7%

 

*Abbott

*Abbott

*Abbott

*Abbott

22nd Oct

22nd Oct

22nd Oct

 

 

 

 

 

Question 4:

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

 

 

25th June

30th July

28th Aug

15th Sep

22nd Oct

26th Nov

21st Jan

 

 

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Very good

8.1%

6.8%

7.1%

7.1%

8.7%

6.4%

4.0%

13.8%

 

1.1%

12.1%

5.5%

Good

11.9%

12.8%

16.3%

11.8%

14.2%

14.2%

9.8%

 

5.0%

25.2%

10.9%

Satisfactory

33.8%

34.6%

32.5%

32.5%

30.8%

31.9%

28.8%

28.8%

 

24.6%

38.8%

40.0%

Poor

22.9%

22.9%

21.0%

25.5%

24.0%

23.5%

27.8%

57.4%

 

30.8%

18.7%

30.9%

Very poor

23.3%

23.0%

23.0%

23.2%

22.3%

24.0%

29.6%

 

38.6%

5.1%

12.7%

  

Question 5:

Do you support or oppose the Turnbull governments decision to decline the request for additional military support to help in Syria and Iraq?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Support

55.4%

53.0%

57.9%

48.8%

57.9%

59.8%

55.2%

Oppose

21.1%

19.4%

22.9%

27.2%

18.6%

18.0%

20.4%

Undecided

23.5%

27.6%

19.2%

24.0%

23.5%

22.2%

24.3%

 

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Other

Support

55.4%

56.7%

52.1%

60.0%

39.1%

Oppose

21.1%

18.9%

27.2%

18.2%

34.8%

Undecided

23.5%

24.4%

20.7%

21.8%

26.1%

 

Question 6:

Would you support increasing the GST from 10% to 15% to provide more funding for services?

 

26th Nov

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Support

27.6%

31.6%

27.2%

36.1%

25.6%

30.0%

36.0%

37.0%

Oppose

58.2%

52.5%

56.0%

48.7%

62.0%

52.6%

49.0%

43.6%

Undecided

14.3%

16.0%

16.8%

15.2%

12.4%

17.4%

15.1%

19.3%

 

 

26th Nov

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Other

Support

27.6%

31.6%

38.6%

15.0%

18.2%

16.7%

Oppose

58.2%

52.5%

43.9%

72.3%

69.1%

70.8%

Undecided

14.3%

16.0%

17.4%

12.7%

12.7%

12.5%

 

Question 7:

Heading into a federal election year, which of the following issues will influence your decision most when choosing which party to vote for?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Changes to the Goods and Services Tax

13.7%

12.5%

15.0%

11.6%

16.0%

14.2%

12.2%

Jobs and the economy

54.8%

56.2%

53.2%

54.6%

55.4%

53.1%

55.8%

Climate change policy

16.5%

16.0%

17.1%

21.5%

13.9%

15.1%

15.5%

Border security

15.0%

15.3%

14.7%

12.4%

14.6%

17.6%

16.6%

 

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Other

Changes to the Goods and Services Tax

13.7%

14.0%

14.6%

7.4%

8.7%

Jobs and the economy

54.8%

58.7%

51.6%

22.2%

47.8%

Climate change policy

16.5%

9.9%

24.9%

64.8%

17.4%

Border security

15.0%

17.3%

8.9%

5.6%

26.1%

 

Question 8:

Do you support legalising same-sex marriage?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Support

54.9%

61.3%

48.2%

63.2%

61.5%

52.3%

36.5%

Oppose

33.6%

26.8%

40.7%

29.6%

29.0%

33.9%

46.4%

Undecided

11.5%

11.9%

11.1%

7.2%

9.4%

13.8%

17.1%

 

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Other

Support

54.9%

49.1%

66.4%

88.9%

34.8%

Oppose

33.6%

38.9%

22.4%

5.6%

52.2%

Undecided

11.5%

12.0%

11.2%

5.6%

13.0%

This survey was conducted using an automated telephone based survey system among 3,116 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.