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ReachTEL conducted a survey of 2,417 residents across Australia during the evening of 29th March 2015.

 

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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?

 

 

21st July

21st Aug

18th Sep

23rd Oct

20th Nov

27th Jan

5th Feb

29th March

 

2013 Election

Liberal

35.7%

36.8%

37.0%

36.1%

36.1%

35.5%

34.4%

35.4% 

 

41.3%

The Nationals

4.8%

4.4%

4.6%

4.0%

4.1%

4.2%

4.0%

4.2% 

 

4.3%

Labor

37.1%

37.3%

37.4%

37.5%

38.7%

40.2%

41.4%

40.5% 

 

33.4%

The Greens

10.3%

9.8%

10.5%

11.5%

11.1%

11.3%

11.2%

11.5% 

 

8.6%

Palmer United Party

8.2%

6.7%

5.3%

5.1%

3.1%

2.9%

2.7%

2.2% 

 

5.5%

Other

3.9%

4.9%

5.2%

5.8%

6.8%

5.9%

6.2%

6.3% 

 

6.9%

 

Two party preferred result based on 2013 election distribution

 

 

26th June

21st July

21st Aug

18th Sep

23rd Oct

20th Nov

27th Jan

5th Feb

29th March 

Liberal / National

47%

48%

49%

49%

48%

47%

46%

45%

46% 

Labor

53%

52%

51%

51%

52%

53%

54%

55%

54% 

 

Question 1a:

Of the following, what is your primary reason for not voting for the Liberal / National Coalition?

 

29th March

Don’t normally vote for the L/NP

12.8% 

Performance of the Government

39.0% 

Performance of Prime Minister

48.3% 

Note: Only respondents that didn’t select ‘Liberal’ or ‘The Nationals’ in Question 1 were asked Question 1a. 

 

Question 2:

Who of the following do you think would make the better leader of the Liberal / National Coalition?

 

27th Jan

29th March 

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Tony Abbott

18.1%

24.2% 

52.6% 

4.7% 

3.1% 

22.1% 

26.4% 

20.1% 

25.0% 

21.6% 

33.6% 

Malcolm Turnbull

44.6%

42.6% 

24.0% 

56.7% 

55.5% 

37.2% 

48.1% 

43.3% 

41.1% 

45.0% 

40.3% 

Julie Bishop

30.5%

28.7% 

21.5%

34.0%

34.4%

36.6%

20.6%

29.5%

29.1%

31.1%

23.6%

Joe Hockey

6.7%

4.5%

1.9%

4.7%

7.0%

4.1%

4.9%

7.1%

4.8%

2.4%

2.5%

 

Question 3:

Please rate the performance of Tony Abbott as Prime Minister?

 

 

18th Sep

23rd Oct

20th Nov

27th Jan

5th Feb

29th March

 

 

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Very good

19.6%

18.5%

18.5%

9.8%

10.7%

11.9%

24.6%

 

25.9%

1.8%

2.6%

Good

12.5%

13.0%

12.6%

11.8%

10.4%

12.7%

 

29.1%

1.5%

1.6%

Satisfactory

20.3%

17.6%

16.8%

16.7%

16.2%

16.9%

16.9%

 

26.8%

11.3%

2.2%

Poor

17.4%

17.8%

16.0%

21.1%

16.5%

17.6%

58.5%

 

12.4%

23.4%

8.2%

Very poor

30.1%

33.2%

36.1%

40.5%

46.2%

40.9%

 

5.8%

62.0%

85.5%

 

Question 4:

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

 

 

18th Sep

23rd Oct

20th Nov

27th Jan

5th Feb

29th March

 

 

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Very good

6.3%

8.5%

8.1%

9.3%

9.0%

8.4%

24.2%

 

1.2%

17.2%

4.9%

Good

14.9%

13.5%

13.2%

17.8%

16.1%

15.8%

 

4.6%

29.5%

8.9%

Satisfactory

39.5%

36.7%

41.0%

34.6%

35.6%

35.7%

35.7%

 

28.3%

40.4%

46.2%

Poor

22.0%

23.8%

20.5%

20.3%

20.0%

19.9%

40.1%

 

27.3%

9.2%

26.7%

Very poor

17.3%

17.5%

17.2%

18.0%

19.3%

20.2%

 

38.6%

3.6%

13.3%

 

Question 5:

Would you say that you and your family are financially better or worse off than you were 12 months ago?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Better off

16.3%

15.9%

16.7%

19.4%

16.2%

13.4%

15.3%

Worse off

40.8%

43.3%

38.3%

41.2%

45.6%

42.6%

29.3%

About the same

42.9%

40.8%

45.0%

39.4%

38.1%

44.0%

55.4%

 

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

PUP

Other

Better off

16.3%

32.1%

5.0%

7.5%

31.3%

1.3%

Worse off

40.8%

19.2%

53.9%

50.7%

57.2%

69.0%

About the same

42.9%

48.7%

41.2%

41.8%

11.6%

29.6%

 

Question 6:

Which of the following budget saving options would you prefer most to reduce Australia’s debt?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Cut government spending

58.6%

62.9%

54.1%

34.3%

29.2%

26.6%

34.7%

Raise taxes

31.7%

27.7%

35.8%

41.9%

40.2%

48.1%

34.7%

Sell assets

9.7%

9.4%

10.1%

23.9%

30.7%

25.3%

30.6%

 

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

PUP

Other

Cut government spending

58.6%

72.4%

52.0%

29.9%

79.1%

60.5%

Raise taxes

31.7%

13.6%

41.4%

62.0%

20.9%

30.9%

Sell assets

9.7%

14.1%

6.6%

8.1%

0.0%

8.5%

 

Question 7:

Would you support selling some government owned assets to reduce Australia’s debt and invest in infrastructure?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Support

31.0%

27.2%

34.9%

34.3%

29.2%

26.6%

34.7%

Oppose

41.6%

38.5%

44.9%

41.9%

40.2%

48.1%

34.7%

Undecided

27.4%

34.3%

20.2%

23.9%

30.7%

25.3%

30.6%

 

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

PUP

Other

Support

31.0%

54.5%

14.6%

18.3%

9.8%

18.9%

Oppose

41.6%

20.8%

57.1%

49.7%

23.7%

64.7%

Undecided

27.4%

24.8%

28.3%

32.0%

66.5%

16.4%

 

Question 8:

Do you think that people who work on weekends and public holidays should receive penalty rates?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Yes

67.5%

70.4%

64.4%

75.7%

67.2%

65.8%

56.5%

No

18.6%

15.9%

21.4%

9.4%

20.7%

21.7%

26.0%

Undecided

13.9%

13.7%

14.2%

15.0%

12.1%

12.5%

17.6%

 

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

PUP

Other

Yes

67.5%

49.4%

80.5%

82.6%

73.3%

67.9%

No

18.6%

32.8%

7.9%

7.9%

14.1%

19.1%

Undecided

13.9%

17.8%

11.6%

9.5%

12.6%

13.0%

This survey was conducted using an automated telephone based survey system among 2,417 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.