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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?

 

 

26th Aug 

3rd Sep 

4th Sep 

5th Sep 

10th Oct 

21st Nov 

15th Dec 

23rd Jan 

27thFeb 

Liberal

43.2% 

41.3% 

40.5% 

40.4% 

41.1% 

40.5% 

35.7% 

35.3%

36.2%

The Nationals

3.3% 

2.9% 

3.1% 

3.1% 

4.3% 

3.3% 

5.7% 

4.5%

4.1%

Labor

35.7% 

35.3% 

32.7% 

33.7% 

35.3% 

34.2% 

40.4% 

40.6%

39.2%

The Greens

10.1% 

9.7% 

10.0% 

10.2% 

8.6% 

9.8% 

8.7% 

9.1%

10.5%

Palmer United Party

2.4% 

4.4% 

6.1% 

7.0% 

5.7% 

6.6% 

5.1% 

4.6%

4.4%

Other

5.3% 

6.3% 

7.6% 

5.7% 

4.9% 

5.7% 

4.4% 

5.9%

5.6%

 

Two party preferred result based on 2013 election distribution

 

 

26th Aug

3rd Sep

4th Sep

5th Sep

10th Oct

21st Nov

15th Dec

23rd Jan

27th Feb

L/NP

53% 

52% 

53% 

53%

52%

51%

48% 

47% 

47% 

Labor

47% 

48% 

47% 

47%

48%

49%

52% 

53% 

53% 

 

Question 2:

Please rate the performance of Tony Abbott as Prime Minister?

 

15th Dec

23rdJan

27th Feb

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Female

Male

Very good

17.4% 

19.2%

19.1% 

45.1%

0.3%

2.6%

17.4% 

20.9% 

Good

14.3% 

12.6%

12.1% 

25.9% 

1.5% 

1.6% 

12.7% 

11.5% 

Satisfactory

16.2% 

19.2%

19.1% 

22.5% 

16.9% 

13.0% 

21.6%

16.4%

Poor

19.8% 

16.7%

18.1% 

4.9% 

27.9% 

28.2% 

19.0%

17.2%

Very poor

32.3% 

32.3%

31.6% 

1.6% 

53.3% 

54.7% 

29.3%

33.9%

 

Question 3:

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

 

15th Dec

23rdJan

27th Feb

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Female

Male

Very good

10.5%

8.5%

6.5%

1.8%

12.8%

5.4%

5.2%

7.7%

Good

17.8%

18.6%

12.5%

4.5%

23.5%

8.0%

13.6%

11.4%

Satisfactory

37.8%

36.8%

41.3%

29.3%

52.2%

58.1%

46.1%

36.3%

Poor

17.2%

20.2%

21.5%

33.1%

10.0%

16.3%

19.6%

23.6%

Very poor

16.7%

15.9%

18.2%

31.3%

1.5%

12.1%

15.5%

20.9%

 

Question 4:

Who of the following would you prefer to lead the coalition?

 

27th Feb

L/NP

Labor

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Female

Male

Tony Abbott

27.7%

58.6%

5.6%

18.9%

31.1%

28.3%

37.0%

26.4%

29.1%

Malcolm Turnbull

53.2%

27.6%

76.5%

55.3%

48.9%

55.1%

54.1%

52.6%

53.8%

Joe Hockey

19.1%

13.8%

17.9%

25.8%

20.0%

16.6%

9.0%

21.1%

17.1%

 

Question 5:

Would you support a $6 co-payment for visits to the Doctor to help return the budget to surplus?

 

27th Feb

L/NP

Labor

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Female

Male

Support

34.6%

62.3%

14.4%

24.8%

37.0%

38.2%

43.2%

35.3%

33.9%

Oppose

47.5%

24.2%

64.7%

54.6%

46.7%

47.1%

36.5%

43.8%

51.3%

Undecided

17.9%

13.5%

20.9%

20.6%

16.3%

14.7%

20.4%

20.9%

14.8%

 

Question 6:

Would you support cutting spending growth in health and education to help return the budget to surplus?

 

27th Feb

L/NP

Labor

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Female

Male

Support

14.5%

26.2%

6.0%

14.1%

13.7%

13.7%

17.6%

11.0%

18.1%

Oppose

71.0%

52.5%

86.8%

76.4%

71.4%

72.3%

58.4%

74.7%

67.1%

Undecided

14.6%

21.3%

7.2%

9.4%

14.9%

14.0%

24.1%

14.3%

14.8%

 

Question 7:

Would you support cutting spending on defence to help return the budget to surplus?

 

27th Feb

L/NP

Labor

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Female

Male

Support

42.0%

36.6%

45.5%

42.7%

43.2%

42.7%

37.9%

38.6%

45.6%

Oppose

40.1%

46.1%

36.7%

40.9%

41.5%

39.0%

37.7%

36.4%

44.0%

Undecided

17.9%

17.3%

17.8%

16.4%

15.3%

18.3%

24.4%

25.0%

10.4%

This survey was conducted using an automated telephone based survey system among 3,666 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.