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ReachTEL conducted a survey of 3,431 residents across Australia during the evening of 21st July 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?

 

 

15th Dec 

23rd Jan 

27thFeb 

27thMar 

16thApr 

3rd May

26th June

21st July

Liberal

35.7% 

35.3%

36.2%

36.4% 

35.4%

34.6%

34.9%

35.7%

The Nationals

5.7% 

4.5%

4.1%

4.3% 

4.6%

4.3%

4.7%

4.8%

Labor

40.4% 

40.6%

39.2%

39.2% 

37.4%

39.6%

38.7%

37.1%

The Greens

8.7% 

9.1%

10.5%

9.4% 

11.5%

11.2%

10.3%

10.3%

Palmer United Party

5.1% 

4.6%

4.4%

4.4% 

5.6%

6.0%

6.8%

8.2%

Other

4.4% 

5.9%

5.6%

6.2% 

5.5%

4.3%

4.7%

3.9%

Two party preferred result based on 2013 election distribution

 

 

15th Dec

23rd Jan

27thFeb 

27thMar 

16thApr 

3rd May

26th June

21st July 

L/NP

48% 

47% 

47%

48%

48%

46%

47%

48% 

Labor

52% 

53% 

53%

52%

52%

54%

53%

52% 

 

Question 2:

Please rate the performance of Tony Abbott as Prime Minister?

 

16thApr 

3rd May

26th June

21st July 

L/NP

Labor

Greens

PUP

Female

Male

Very good

19.6%

15.6%

16.5%

17.4% 

39.7%

0.5%

1.7%

7.8%

14.9% 

20.0% 

Good

11.2%

10.9%

11.1%

12.7% 

28.1% 

2.0% 

0.3%

5.7% 

13.5% 

11.8% 

Satisfactory

17.4%

16.7%

15.5%

15.4% 

21.2% 

10.6% 

4.8%

20.1% 

16.6%

14.1%

Poor

18.8%

19.1%

16.7%

18.8% 

6.1% 

28.8% 

25.7%

22.3% 

19.9%

17.6%

Very poor

33.0%

37.7%

40.1%

35.7% 

4.9% 

58.1% 

67.5%

44.2% 

35.0%

36.5%

 

Question 3:

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

 

16thApr 

3rd May

26th June

21st July 

L/NP

Labor

Greens

PUP

Female

Male

Very good

5.0%

6.6%

8.3%

7.9% 

2.5%

15.4%

2.0%

11.7%

7.4% 

8.6% 

Good

14.0%

14.2%

14.7%

15.0% 

4.1% 

27.3% 

24.9%

7.5% 

16.8% 

13.2% 

Satisfactory

38.4%

37.0%

35.7%

34.5% 

24.9% 

40.5% 

44.6%

42.7% 

36.7%

32.3%

Poor

23.7%

23.6%

20.8%

22.8% 

31.1% 

13.5% 

24.3%

23.5% 

23.0%

22.6%

Very poor

18.9%

18.6%

20.5%

19.7% 

37.4% 

3.3%

4.2%

14.6%

16.2%

23.3%

 

Question 4:

Last week Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crashed killing 38 Australians. How would you rate Prime Minister Tony Abbott's handling of this tragedy?

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

PUP

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Female

Male

Very good

30.6% 

62.3%

7.9%

3.7%

19.9%

25.7%

26.2%

33.5%

42.8%

30.3% 

31.0% 

Good

20.0%

23.1%

19.6%

16.4%

15.3%

19.4%

21.6%

19.4%

19.1%

21.1%

18.9%

Satisfactory

26.1%

10.5%

36.7%

41.4%

29.9%

24.2%

28.0%

26.8%

24.9%

27.5%

24.5%

Poor

13.2%

2.4%

19.4%

25.2%

18.5%

15.2%

12.6%

13.9%

9.7%

14.2%

12.0%

Very poor

10.1%

1.6%

16.5%

13.3%

16.4%

15.6%

11.6%

6.4%

3.5%

6.9%

13.6%

 

Question 5:

Of the following, which party do you believe is best suited to manage the issue of climate change?

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

PUP

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Female

Male

L/NP

34.8%

78.2%

2.6%

0.8%

12.8%

25.0%

33.5%

38.6%

48.7%

32.9%

36.8%

Labor

32.0%

10.8%

65.7%

9.9%

14.9%

32.1%

28.2%

35.5%

33.3%

33.1%

30.8%

The Greens

24.7%

7.3%

27.5%

85.0%

21.6%

30.6%

30.3%

19.4%

12.5%

26.8%

22.5%

PUP

8.5%

3.7%

4.2%

4.2%

50.7%

12.4%

8.0%

6.5%

5.5%

7.2%

9.8%

 

Question 6:

Of the following, which party do you believe is best suited to manage the issue of national security?

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

PUP

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Female

Male

L/NP

49.5%

92.2%

15.9%

13.3%

37.2%

40.7%

50.1%

50.9%

61.5%

47.6%

51.5%

Labor

37.7%

7.0%

72.8%

46.0%

22.3%

36.7%

38.7%

41.4%

32.3%

39.3%

35.9%

The Greens

6.3%

0.4%

5.9%

33.6%

0.4%

9.4%

6.9%

4.1%

3.0%

7.6%

4.9%

PUP

6.5%

0.3%

5.4%

7.1%

40.1%

13.2%

4.3%

3.6%

3.2%

5.5%

7.7%

 

Question 7:

Of the following, which party do you believe is best suited to manage the economy?

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

PUP

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Female

Male

L/NP

43.0%

89.7%

6.3%

15.0%

12.8%

32.7%

43.3%

44.6%

57.7%

41.3%

44.8%

Labor

42.0%

7.5%

82.6%

52.3%

21.4%

43.8%

42.2%

43.8%

36.1%

46.0%

37.7%

The Greens

5.3%

1.3%

3.2%

30.8%

 0.0%

8.6%

5.6%

3.6%

1.3%

4.5%

6.0%

PUP

9.8%

1.4%

7.9%

2.0%

65.8%

14.9%

8.9%

8.0%

4.8%

8.2%

11.4%

 

Question 8:

Do you support the legalisation of cannabis for medical purposes?

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

PUP

OTH

Support

65.9%

56.6%

69.9%

79.4%

77.7%

63.4%

Oppose

14.4%

19.1%

12.5%

6.2%

7.4%

18.7%

Undecided

19.7%

24.3%

17.6%

14.4%

14.9%

17.9%

 

 

Total

Female

Male

18 – 34

35 – 50

51 – 65

65+

Support

65.9%

66.5%

65.3%

64.0%

69.4%

69.9%

57.6%

Oppose

14.4%

12.8%

16.0%

18.2%

10.6%

10.9%

19.2%

Undecided

19.7%

20.7%

18.7%

17.8%

20.0%

19.2%

23.2%

 

This survey was conducted using an automated telephone based survey system among 3,431 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.