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8 June 2014

7 News / Sunday Mail Queensland - The state we're in - Cost of Living

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ReachTEL conducted a survey of 1,820 Queensland residents on the night of 5th June 2013.

 

 

Question 1:

If a state 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?

 

Total

Liberal National Party

40.9%

Labor

34.1%

The Greens

5.2%

Palmer United Party

13.6%

Other

6.3%

Two party preferred result based on 2012 election distribution

 

 

LNP

53% 

Labor

47% 

 

Question 2:

Who of the following do you think would make the better Premier?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Campbell Newman

37.1% 

35.3% 

39.5% 

22.5% 

31.5% 

34.1% 

44.1% 

Tim Nicholls

17.0% 

18.1% 

15.5% 

20.6% 

20.1% 

16.3% 

15.6% 

John-Paul Langebroek

12.9% 

14.1% 

11.3% 

16.7% 

15.6% 

12.6% 

11.2% 

Lawrence Springborg

19.0% 

18.4% 

19.8% 

25.5% 

18.9% 

21.6% 

16.1% 

Jarrod Bleijie 

14.0% 

14.2%

13.8%

14.7%

13.9%

15.3%

12.9%


Question 3:

How do you rate the performance of Campbell Newman as Queensland Premier?

 

5th June 2014

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Very Good

14.8%

13.4%

16.7%

5.9%

10.6%

12.8%

19.5%

Good

15.4%

16.3%

14.2%

9.8%

16.2%

14.3%

16.8%

Satisfactory

19.8%

19.7%

20.1%

20.6%

18.2%

18.4%

21.8%

Poor

19.1%

20.2%

17.6%

25.5%

17.0%

19.3%

19.0%

Very Poor

30.3%

29.8%

31.0%

36.3%

37.2%

35.0%

22.6%

Don’t know this person

0.5%

0.6%

0.4%

2.0%

0.8%

0.2%

0.4%

 

Question 4:

How do you rate the performance of Annastacia Palaszczuk as Leader of the Opposition?

 

5th June 2014

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Very Good

10.9%

10.8%

11.2%

9.7%

8.4%

11.8%

11.6%

Good

15.3%

15.8%

14.7%

14.6%

15.1%

13.8%

16.9%

Satisfactory

30.3%

31.2%

28.9%

27.2%

34.4%

30.9%

28.1%

Poor

20.0%

19.6%

20.6%

22.3%

17.9%

20.6%

20.3%

Very Poor

18.0%

15.5%

21.5%

12.6%

17.0%

17.8%

19.5%

Don’t know this person

5.4%

7.0%

3.1%

13.6%

7.3%

5.0%

3.7%

 

Question 5:

Please rate your opinion of the Queensland state budget that was released on Tuesday?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Very good

7.2%

5.8%

9.2%

3.9%

6.4%

5.7%

9.4%

Good

17.2%

16.3%

18.3%

7.8%

13.3%

14.3%

22.7%

Average

24.0%

24.3%

23.5%

22.5%

26.1%

23.1%

23.9%

Poor

20.3%

20.7%

19.8%

22.5%

20.3%

24.5%

16.8%

Very poor

25.6%

26.1%

25.0%

33.3%

28.3%

25.8%

23.2%

Unsure

5.6%

6.7%

4.2%

9.8%

5.6%

6.7%

4.1%

 

Question 6:

Do you support the government’s proposal to sell or lease assets to reduce the state’s debt and invest in infrastructure?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Support

23.8%

20.6%

28.3%

16.5%

20.1%

21.0%

29.0%

Oppose

52.0%

52.3%

51.7%

50.5%

54.6%

57.4%

46.7%

Undecided

24.1%

27.1%

20.1%

33.0%

25.3%

21.6%

24.3%

 

 

Total

LNP

Lab

Gre

PUP

OTH

Support

23.8%

49.7%

4.7%

2.1%

8.9%

9.6%

Oppose

52.0%

22.3%

74.6%

69.1%

73.8%

61.4%

Undecided

24.1%

28.0%

20.8%

28.7%

17.3%

28.9%

 

Question 7:

Thinking about the impact of the state budget, do you think you and your family will be financially better or worse off in the next 12 months?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Better off

5.9%

4.7%

7.6%

5.9%

4.7%

4.5%

7.7%

Worse off

60.7%

61.5%

59.6%

69.6%

69.1%

65.1%

52.0%

About the same

33.4%

33.9%

32.8%

24.5%

26.2%

30.4%

40.4%

 

 

Total

LNP

Lab

Gre

PUP

OTH

Better off

5.9%

12.4%

0.6%

0.0% 

2.8%

3.5%

Worse off

60.7%

32.5%

80.6%

81.9%

82.2%

71.9%

About the same

33.4%

55.1%

18.7%

18.1%

15.0%

24.6%

 

Question 8:

Which of the following household costs are you most concerned about increasing over the next 12 months?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Mortgage / rental payment

3.8%

3.9%

3.6%

11.7%

7.8%

3.5%

0.9%

Electricity & water bills

67.7%

68.0%

67.3%

55.3%

63.8%

70.7%

69.0%

Food

7.7%

8.4%

6.9%

10.7%

5.8%

7.7%

8.5%

Fuel & vehicle costs

10.3%

10.1%

10.7%

10.7%

12.8%

10.2%

9.4%

Medical costs

7.6%

7.3%

8.1%

5.8%

5.8%

6.7%

9.4%

Education costs

1.8%

1.5%

2.1%

4.9%

3.3%

0.8%

1.2%

Telephone / internet costs

1.0%

0.9%

1.3%

1.0%

0.6%

0.5%

1.7%

 

Question 9:

To balance your budget in the coming year, which of the following expenses would you have to cut first?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Holidays

26.7%

26.6%

26.8%

23.3%

29.3%

31.8%

21.9%

Dining out

25.2%

25.4%

25.0%

30.1%

28.5%

25.5%

22.8%

Transport

9.2%

9.7%

8.6%

5.8%

7.0%

9.5%

10.5%

Education

4.0%

3.4%

4.8%

9.7%

8.1%

3.0%

2.1%

Health insurance

14.6%

16.4%

12.0%

14.6%

12.8%

12.8%

16.7%

Cigarettes and/or alcohol

4.2%

3.6%

4.9%

7.8%

4.7%

4.0%

3.6%

I won’t need to make any budget cuts

16.1%

14.8%

17.8%

8.7%

9.5%

13.5%

22.4%

 

Question 10:

Would you support an increase to the GST to secure funding for state government services?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Support

31.2%

27.9%

35.5%

22.5%

25.0%

32.3%

34.3%

Oppose

47.3%

46.6%

48.2%

59.8%

56.9%

47.4%

40.8%

Undecided

21.6%

25.5%

16.3%

17.6%

18.1%

20.3%

24.8%

 

 

Total

LNP

Lab

Gre

PUP

OTH

Support

31.2%

45.8%

18.9%

27.4%

22.6%

23.7%

Oppose

47.3%

29.7%

61.0%

52.6%

61.3%

52.6%

Undecided

21.6%

24.6%

20.2%

20.0%

16.1%

23.7%

 

 

 

This survey was conducted using an automated telephone based survey system among 1,820 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.