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ReachTEL conducted a survey of 2,414 residents across Australia during the evening of 2nd June 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?

 

 

11th Feb

21st Mar

14th April

5th May

19th May

26th May

2nd June

2nd June *

 

2013 Election

Liberal

43.6%

42.4% 

40.3%

37.8%

36.0%

35.2%

35.3% 

38.2% 

 

41.3%

The Nationals

4.5%

4.2%

3.2%

2.4%

2.6%

2.8%

2.9% 

3.3% 

 

4.3%

Labor

32.8%

34.4%

35.8%

33.1%

34.2%

33.3%

32.9% 

34.9% 

 

33.4%

The Greens

10.1%

10.5%

9.8%

8.6%

9.8%

8.8%

9.5% 

10.1% 

 

8.6%

Xenophon Team

n/a

n/a 

3.8%

3.8%

2.2%

3.5%

4.3% 

5.0% 

 

5.5%

Other

8.3%

8.1%

7.1%

5.8%

6.7%

6.8%

6.6% 

8.5% 

 

6.9%

Undecided

n/a

n/a 

n/a

8.5%

8.6%

9.6%

8.5% 

 

 

 

* Undecided voters were asked a follow-up question on who they would have even a slight leaning towards.

 

 Two party preferred

 

 

11th Feb

21st Mar

14th April

5th May

19th May

26th May

2nd June 

Liberal / National

54%

52%

50%

50%

50%

48%

50% 

Labor

46%

48%

50%

50%

50%

52%

50%

* Preferences for the most recent polls (5th, 19th, 26th May and 2nd of June) are based on respondent allocated preferences. All other polls used 2013 election preference distribution.

 

Question 2:

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

 

 

5th May

19th May

26th May

2nd June 

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Und

 

Female

Male

Malcolm Turnbull

57.7%

55.6%

54.9%

55.6% 

96.0% 

12.2%

34.6%

63.9%

 

50.7%

60.8%

Bill Shorten

42.3%

44.4%

45.1%

44.4%

4.1%

87.8%

65.4%

36.2%

 

49.3%

39.2%

 

Question 3:

Please rate the performance of Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister?

 

 

15th Sep

21st Mar

14th April

5th May

19th May

26th May

2nd June

 

 

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Very good

14.4%

10.3%

9.7%

9.7%

7.9%

11.3%

9.7%

26.3%

 

23.5%

0.7%

0.2%

Good

13.4%

19.3%

15.8%

18.4%

20.7%

18.1%

16.6%

 

32.6%

4.9%

10.1%

Satisfactory

18.8%

36.4%

37.8%

37.5%

36.2%

33.8%

33.0%

33.0%

 

34.0%

31.2%

29.3%

Poor

16.9%

19.7%

20.9%

20.4%

20.1%

21.2%

22.9%

40.8%

 

8.2%

33.2%

33.8%

Very poor

36.5%

14.4%

15.7%

14.1%

15.0%

15.6%

17.9%

 

1.7%

30.1%

26.7%

 

*Abbott

22nd Oct

22nd Oct

22nd Oct

22nd Oct

22nd Oct

22nd Oct

 

 

 

 

 

Question 4:

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

 

 

11th Feb

21st Mar

14th April

5th May

19th May

26th May

2nd June

 

 

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Very good

6.1%

6.3%

7.7%

8.9%

8.7%

9.9%

9.3%

29.0%

 

1.7%

18.9%

9.2%

Good

12.5%

13.8%

15.7%

15.7%

19.2%

19.2%

19.7%

 

7.1%

37.4%

20.7%

Satisfactory

31.1%

32.6%

34.2%

31.5%

33.7%

34.0%

31.5%

31.5%

 

24.3%

35.3%

46.4%

Poor

23.8%

22.2%

21.0%

22.7%

19.3%

17.2%

20.4%

39.6%

 

31.6%

5.3%

17.4%

Very poor

26.5%

25.1%

21.4%

21.3%

19.1%

19.7%

19.2%

 

35.3%

3.1%

6.3%

 

Question 5:

How important are superannuation policies when deciding which party or candidate to vote for?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Very important

38.3%

36.5%

40.3%

31.4%

35.2%

51.2%

37.9%

Somewhat important

26.0%

28.0%

23.8%

24.6%

30.5%

24.0%

23.5%

Somewhat unimportant

28.9%

30.6%

27.2%

34.7%

28.0%

20.0%

32.8%

Very unimportant

6.8%

4.9%

8.7%

9.4%

6.3%

4.9%

5.8%

 

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Und

Very important

38.3%

38.5%

41.2%

19.1%

42.6%

Somewhat important

26.0%

29.1%

23.2%

26.0%

22.7%

Somewhat unimportant

28.9%

25.8%

32.3%

39.4%

26.8%

Very unimportant

6.8%

6.6%

3.3%

15.5%

7.9%

 

Question 6:

How would you rate this election campaign so far in addressing the issues important to you?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Very good

3.8%

2.6%

5.2%

3.1%

4.4%

3.9%

4.1%

Good

15.3%

15.5%

15.0%

15.4%

15.4%

12.9%

18.2%

Average

42.7%

44.6%

40.7%

38.6%

40.7%

45.2%

50.0%

Poor

23.9%

25.3%

22.5%

24.8%

25.9%

23.5%

19.3%

Very poor

14.3%

12.1%

16.6%

18.1%

13.7%

14.5%

8.4%

 

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Und

Very good

3.8%

5.7%

3.2%

2.3%

0.0%

Good

15.3%

20.5%

16.0%

6.0%

12.6%

Average

42.7%

50.2%

42.0%

36.9%

38.8%

Poor

23.9%

16.4%

26.7%

33.6%

27.6%

Very poor

14.3%

7.3%

12.2%

21.3%

20.9%

 

 

Total

Education

Creating jobs

Health services

Economy

Asylum seekers

Roads and infrastructure

Climate change / environment

Very good

3.8%

8.4%

5.0%

2.4%

4.3%

2.4%

2.1%

0.9%

Good

15.3%

14.6%

15.4%

18.4%

19.3%

12.4%

14.2%

5.9%

Average

42.7%

34.8%

49.4%

44.1%

48.5%

29.1%

34.8%

40.8%

Poor

23.9%

24.1%

23.9%

23.3%

17.8%

29.7%

23.3%

31.9%

Very poor

14.3%

18.1%

6.4%

11.8%

10.1%

26.4%

25.6%

20.4%

 

Question 7:

We’ve reached the middle of the election campaign. Regardless of how you said you would vote, which leader do you think is performing better?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Malcolm Turnbull

48.1%

47.1%

49.1%

42.6%

50.3%

46.8%

55.4%

Bill Shorten

51.9%

53.0%

50.9%

57.4%

49.7%

53.2%

44.6%

 

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Und

Malcolm Turnbull

48.1%

85.5%

10.1%

23.7%

51.2%

Bill Shorten

51.9%

14.5%

89.9%

76.3%

48.9%

 

Question 8:

Do you support or oppose people who work on a Sunday receiving a higher penalty rate than people working on a Saturday?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Support

59.4%

63.8%

54.8%

60.7%

61.5%

61.8%

50.1%

Oppose

25.6%

20.3%

31.3%

24.6%

25.5%

23.4%

30.7%

Undecided

15.0%

15.9%

14.0%

14.7%

13.0%

14.8%

19.2%

 

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Und

Support

59.4%

45.0%

75.6%

66.6%

55.6%

Oppose

25.6%

39.2%

10.7%

14.6%

29.6%

Undecided

15.0%

15.8%

13.8%

18.8%

14.8%

 

 

Question 9:

When deciding who to vote for at the upcoming federal election, which of the following issues will influence your decision most?

 

19th May

26th May

2nd June

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Education

11.0%

11.1%

12.6%

13.6%

11.6%

14.6%

14.9%

10.1%

8.9%

Creating jobs

16.3%

17.7%

16.7%

16.5%

16.8%

18.5%

17.0%

16.2%

13.4%

Health services

16.3%

17.0%

20.6%

26.0%

14.8%

21.0%

18.7%

19.3%

25.0%

Management of the economy

29.2%

29.1%

23.8%

19.5%

28.4%

15.1%

24.9%

29.8%

29.0%

Border protection and asylum seekers

10.2%

8.7%

8.8%

8.5%

9.2%

7.8%

8.8%

9.5%

9.9%

Roads and infrastructure

5.4%

4.2%

4.0%

2.5%

5.7%

5.6%

3.6%

4.3%

1.7%

Climate change and the environment

11.7%

12.2%

13.4%

13.4%

13.5%

17.4%

12.3%

10.9%

12.2%

 

 

19th May

26th May

2nd June

L/NP

Labor

Greens

Undecided

Education

11.0%

11.1%

12.6%

5.8%

20.2%

23.3%

9.2%

Creating jobs

16.3%

17.7%

16.7%

17.6%

18.8%

4.0%

21.9%

Health services

16.3%

17.0%

20.6%

11.1%

33.8%

15.7%

17.6%

Management of the economy

29.2%

29.1%

23.8%

47.7%

5.5%

1.7%

19.9%

Border protection and asylum seekers

10.2%

8.7%

8.8%

9.5%

4.7%

6.7%

6.0%

Roads and infrastructure

5.4%

4.2%

4.0%

4.3%

2.8%

5.9%

4.3%

Climate change and the environment

11.7%

12.2%

13.4%

4.0%

14.2%

42.7%

21.1%

This survey was conducted using an automated telephone based survey system among 2,414 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.