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ReachTEL conducted a survey of 3,274 residents across Australia during the evening of 21st March 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?

 

 

30th July

28th Aug

15th Sep

22nd Oct

26th Nov

21st Jan

11th Feb

21st Mar

 

2013 Election

Liberal

37.0%

36.5%

39.3%

42.3%

44.6%

44.4%

43.6%

42.4% 

 

41.3%

The Nationals

3.6%

3.8%

4.0%

4.4%

4.2%

4.1%

4.5%

4.2%

 

4.3%

Labor

38.0%

37.5%

35.9%

33.0%

31.1%

31.8%

32.8%

34.4%

 

33.4%

The Greens

12.9%

13.4%

11.9%

11.3%

11.2%

10.8%

10.1%

10.5%

 

8.6%

Palmer

1.4%

1.3%

0.8%

0.9%

1.0%

0.8%

0.7%

0.5%

 

5.5%

Other

7.2%

7.6%

8.1%

8.2%

7.9%

8.3%

8.3%

8.1%

 

6.9%

 

Two party preferred result based on 2013 election distribution

 

 

30th July

28th Aug

15th Sep

22nd Oct

26th Nov

21st Jan

11th Feb

21st Mar 

Lib/Nat

47%

47%

50%

53%

55%

55%

54%

52% 

Labor

53%

53%

50%

47%

45%

45%

46%

48% 

 

Question 2:

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

 

 

21st Jan

11th Feb

21st Mar 

L/NP

Labor

Greens

 

Female

Male

Malcolm Turnbull

80.8%

74.9%

60.0% 

94.2% 

21.6%

42.7%

 

57.4% 

62.7%

Bill Shorten

19.2%

25.1%

40.0%

5.8%

78.5%

57.3%

 

42.6%

37.3%

 

 

28th Aug 

Tony Abbott

42.1% 

Bill Shorten

57.9%

Question 3:

Please rate the performance of Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister?

 

 

28th Aug

15th Sep

22nd Oct

26th Nov

21st Jan

11th Feb

21st Mar

 

 

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Very good

14.4%

14.4%

20.5%

22.1%

24.2%

14.8%

10.3% 

29.6%

 

19.7% 

1.5%

3.0%

Good

11.6%

13.4%

27.1%

26.1%

29.4%

24.4%

19.3%

 

32.8%

8.1%

7.3%

Satisfactory

20.2%

18.8%

36.3%

37.0%

33.8%

36.9%

36.4%

36.4%

 

37.1%

37.0%

38.2%

Poor

16.3%

16.9%

7.7%

8.0%

7.3%

12.9%

19.7%

34.1%

 

7.5%

30.6%

32.9%

Very poor

37.5%

36.5%

8.4%

6.8%

5.2%

11.0%

14.4%

 

3.0%

22.8%

18.6%

 

*Abbott

*Abbott

22nd Oct

22nd Oct

22nd Oct

22nd Oct

22nd Oct 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Question 4:

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

 

 

28th Aug

15th Sep

22nd Oct

26th Nov

21st Jan

11th Feb

21st Mar

 

 

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Very good

7.1%

7.1%

8.7%

6.4%

4.0%

6.1%

6.3% 

20.1%

 

1.2% 

13.5%

4.0%

Good

16.3%

11.8%

14.2%

14.2%

9.8%

12.5%

13.8%

 

5.8%

25.0%

15.9%

Satisfactory

32.5%

32.5%

30.8%

31.9%

28.8%

31.1%

32.6%

32.6%

 

19.8%

47.4%

47.2%

Poor

21.0%

25.5%

24.0%

23.5%

27.8%

23.8%

22.2%

47.3%

 

30.7%

10.2%

23.6%

Very poor

23.0%

23.2%

22.3%

24.0%

29.6%

26.5%

25.1%

 

42.5%

3.9%

9.4%

 

Question 5:

Do you support the Government's push for an Australian Building and Construction Commission to review and crack down on unions?

 

Total 

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Support

45.3% 

38.2% 

52.5%

38.8% 

44.2%

46.1%

52.8%

Oppose

25.5%

23.1%

28.0%

25.8%

26.6%

26.9%

22.1%

Undecided

29.1%

38.7%

19.5%

35.4%

29.2%

27.0%

25.1%

 

 

Total 

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Other

Support

45.3% 

74.6% 

16.2%

19.7%

34.0% 

Oppose

25.5%

4.6%

47.3%

42.2%

31.3%

Undecided

29.1%

20.8%

36.5%

38.2%

34.7%

 

Question 6:

Do you support Malcolm Turnbull's ultimatum to parliament to either pass his Australian Building and Construction Commission laws or face an election on July 2?

 

Total 

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Support 

39.3% 

30.6% 

48.0%

28.9% 

39.9%

41.5%

46.8%

Oppose 

32.5%

31.9%

33.0%

34.3%

30.2%

33.2%

32.4%

Undecided 

28.2%

37.5%

19.0%

36.8%

30.0%

25.3%

20.8%

 

 

Total 

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Other

Support 

39.3% 

66.3% 

12.8%

19.9%

22.3%

Oppose

32.5%

7.8%

57.6%

51.9%

41.2%

Undecided

28.2%

25.9%

29.7%

28.2%

36.5%

 

Question 7:

Thinking about an upcoming federal election, which of the following issues do you think will will be most important to you when deciding who you vote for?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Economy

38.7%

31.3%

46.1%

33.0%

41.4%

39.9%

39.9%

Health

16.3%

21.2%

11.4%

10.6%

14.1%

17.5%

23.5%

Education

12.2%

14.5%

9.9%

16.8%

14.3%

8.5%

9.8%

Housing affordability

9.5%

9.8%

9.1%

19.3%

8.1%

6.6%

4.4%

National and border security

6.7%

5.9%

7.6%

4.3%

6.9%

7.9%

7.8%

Environment

9.1%

9.3%

8.9%

13.0%

6.9%

9.9%

6.7%

Foreign ownership of agriculture

7.2%

7.6%

6.9%

2.2%

8.4%

9.8%

7.9%

 

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Other

Economy

38.7%

57.1%

25.3%

17.2%

19.4%

Health

16.3%

10.0%

27.1%

13.6%

9.8%

Education

12.2%

6.7%

17.7%

17.0%

13.7%

Housing affordability

9.5%

7.7%

12.5%

6.2%

10.1%

National and border security

6.7%

9.7%

2.8%

2.1%

13.0%

Environment

9.1%

2.0%

8.3%

39.0%

14.9%

Foreign ownership of agriculture

7.2%

6.8%

5.8%

5.0%

19.2%

 

Question 8:

On balance, do you think the current Independent senators (often referred to as the cross bench) have had a positive or negative impact on the senate?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Positive

29.3%

24.6%

33.9%

30.0%

28.9%

30.1%

27.8%

Negative

38.0%

32.1%

43.9%

29.4%

36.4%

41.4%

44.6%

Undecided

24.4%

32.5%

16.1%

24.0%

27.2%

23.3%

22.6%

Don’t know

8.4%

10.7%

6.1%

16.5%

7.5%

5.2%

4.9%

 

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Other

Positive

29.3%

12.3%

42.4%

50.3%

42.4%

Negative

38.0%

57.4%

21.9%

19.5%

19.1%

Undecided

24.4%

22.8%

27.6%

22.4%

23.1%

Don’t know

8.4%

7.6%

8.1%

7.8%

15.5% 

This survey was conducted using an automated telephone based survey system among 3,274 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.