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ReachTEL conducted a survey of 3,148 residents across Australia during the evening of 30th July 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?

 

 

20th Nov

27th Jan

5th Feb

29th Mar

23rd April

13th May

25th June

30th July

 

2013 Election

Liberal

36.1%

35.5%

34.4%

35.4%

35.7%

37.1%

37.7%

37.0%

 

41.3%

The Nationals

4.1%

4.2%

4.0%

4.2%

4.1%

4.0%

4.2%

3.6%

 

4.3%

Labor

38.7%

40.2%

41.4%

40.5%

39.3%

38.3%

37.0%

38.0%

 

33.4%

The Greens

11.1%

11.3%

11.2%

11.5%

11.9%

12.1%

13.1%

12.9%

 

8.6%

Palmer

3.1%

2.9%

2.7%

2.2%

2.2%

2.2%

1.3%

1.4%

 

5.5%

Other

6.8%

5.9%

6.2%

6.3%

6.8%

6.4%

6.7%

7.2%

 

6.9%

 

Two party preferred result based on 2013 election distribution

 

 

20th Nov

27th Jan

5th Feb

29th March

23rd April

13th May

25th June

30th July 

Lib/Nat

47%

46%

45%

46%

46%

47%

48%

47% 

Labor

53%

54%

55%

54%

54%

53%

52%

53% 

  

Question 2:

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

 

30th July 

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Tony Abbott

44.9% 

93.9%

5.3%

11.4%

44.4%

45.5%

40.9%

43.5%

43.0% 

56.9% 

Bill Shorten

55.1% 

6.1% 

94.7%

88.6%

55.6%

54.5%

59.1%

56.5%

57.0%

43.1%

 

Question 3:

Please rate the performance of Tony Abbott as Prime Minister?

 

 

5th Feb

29th Mar

23rd Apr

13th May

25th June

30th July

 

 

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Very good

10.7%

11.9%

11.1%

13.7%

13.8%

13.9%

26.8%

 

31.2%

0.6%

3.2%

Good

10.4%

12.7%

13.8%

14.4%

13.7%

12.9%

 

28.7%

2.2%

2.0%

Satisfactory

16.2%

16.9%

23.0%

21.8%

20.0%

20.2%

20.2%

 

28.7%

15.2%

9.6%

Poor

16.5%

17.6%

21.5%

18.7%

17.3%

17.3%

53.0%

 

8.8%

24.1%

14.8%

Very poor

46.2%

40.9%

30.6%

31.3%

35.2%

35.7%

 

2.6%

57.9%

70.4%

 

Question 4:

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

 

 

5th Feb

29th Mar

23rd Apr

13th May

25th June

30th July

 

 

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Very good

9.0%

8.4%

8.5%

9.0%

8.1%

6.8%

19.6%

 

1.3%

14.6%

1.2%

Good

16.1%

15.8%

16.5%

14.4%

11.9%

12.8%

 

3.8%

23.4%

12.8%

Satisfactory

35.6%

35.7%

34.0%

37.4%

33.8%

34.6%

34.6%

 

20.2%

49.0%

42.2%

Poor

20.0%

19.9%

23.1%

21.9%

22.9%

22.9%

45.9%

 

30.8%

10.7%

30.9%

Very poor

19.3%

20.2%

18.0%

17.3%

23.3%

23.0%

 

43.9%

2.3%

12.8%

 

Question 5:

Thinking about the Speaker of the House Bronwyn Bishop and the recent expenses issue relating to helicopter travel, do you think she should stand down as Speaker of the House?  

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Yes

58.3%

54.0%

62.6%

48.8%

58.9%

68.3%

59.7%

No

29.5%

32.8%

26.1%

38.3%

27.4%

22.8%

27.2%

Undecided

9.8%

11.3%

8.2%

7.2%

12.1%

8.4%

12.4%

Unaware of the issue

2.4%

1.9%

3.0%

5.8%

1.6%

0.5%

0.7%

 

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Other

Yes

58.3%

33.7%

77.2%

72.8%

65.2%

No

29.5%

49.9%

13.8%

19.0%

20.3%

Undecided

9.8%

14.4%

6.3%

5.7%

10.6%

Unaware of the issue

2.4%

2.0%

2.7%

2.5%

4.0%

 

Question 6:

Do you support legalising same-sex marriage?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Support

53.8%

56.4%

51.0%

65.1%

56.6%

52.0%

31.6%

Oppose

32.8%

30.2%

35.5%

26.8%

30.9%

31.5%

48.6%

Undecided

13.4%

13.3%

13.4%

8.1%

12.5%

16.4%

19.8%

 

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Other

Support

53.8%

27.0%

71.3%

83.2%

60.4%

Oppose

32.8%

55.2%

18.8%

8.4%

24.2%

Undecided

13.4%

17.8%

9.9%

8.4%

15.4%

 

Question 7:

Do you believe there is a difference between a carbon tax and an Emissions Trading Scheme?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Yes

35.7%

29.3%

42.3%

41.4%

37.2%

33.7%

25.9%

No

36.8%

35.0%

38.6%

34.4%

36.4%

40.8%

36.1%

Unsure

27.5%

35.7%

19.1%

24.2%

26.4%

25.5%

38.0%

 

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Other

Yes

35.7%

27.2%

39.5%

56.5%

28.6%

No

36.8%

46.5%

27.5%

25.7%

47.1%

Unsure

27.5%

26.3%

33.0%

17.8%

24.2%

 

Question 8:

Would you support a new federal anti-corruption commission to oversee political donations, allowances and entitlements?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Support

73.4%

73.3%

73.4%

68.8%

77.3%

74.7%

72.6%

Oppose

10.8%

9.4%

12.2%

13.7%

9.1%

10.4%

9.2%

Undecided

15.9%

17.3%

14.4%

17.5%

13.7%

15.0%

18.1%

 

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Other

Support

73.4%

69.5%

73.7%

81.0%

77.1%

Oppose

10.8%

14.2%

9.5%

6.9%

5.7%

Undecided

15.9%

16.4%

16.8%

12.1%

17.2%

This survey was conducted using an automated telephone based survey system among 3,148 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.