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15 May 2017

Sky News - National Poll - 11 May 2017

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ReachTEL conducted a survey of 2,369 residents across Australia during the afternoon of 11th May 2017.

 

Question 1:

If a Federal election were to be held today, which of the following would receive your first preference vote?

 

Total

Female

Male

18 – 34

35 – 50

51 - 65

65+

Liberal

30.6% 

30.3% 

31.0%

24.1% 

28.6%

35.0%

39.7%

The Nationals

3.4%

2.9%

3.8%

2.1%

2.4%

4.1%

5.9%

Labor

30.5%

33.6%

27.2%

23.7%

35.0%

32.3%

32.1%

The Greens

9.7%

10.1%

9.3%

16.9%

8.7%

5.6%

4.7%

One Nation

9.8%

7.5%

12.3%

9.5%

9.3%

10.6%

10.0%

Other

5.4%

3.7%

7.1%

5.8%

7.1%

4.7%

2.2%

Undecided

10.6%

11.9%

9.2%

17.8%

8.9%

7.7%

5.4%

 

 Two party preferred:

 

Total

Liberal / National

47%

Labor

53%

* Preferences are based on respondent allocated preferences.

 

Question 1a:

Being Undecided to which of the following do you have even a slight leaning?

 

Total

Liberal

35.3% 

The Nationals

1.2%

Labor

34.9%

The Greens

5.2%

One Nation

4.0%

Other

19.4%

Only those respondents who answered ‘Undecided’ to Question 1 were asked Question 1a

 

Question 1b: 

Which of the following parties would you preference higher? 

 

Total 

Liberal 

41.0% 

Labor 

59.0%

Note: Respondents who answered ‘Liberal’ or ‘Labor’ to Question 1 were excluded from Question 1b. 

 

Question 2:

Did you watch the federal budget on Tuesday night?

 

Total 

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Yes 

39.5% 

34.9% 

44.4%

38.0% 

35.4%

42.0%

45.8%

No

60.5%

65.1%

55.6%

62.0%

64.6%

58.0%

54.2%

 

 

Total 

L/NP

Labor

Greens

ONP

Other

Undecided

Yes 

39.5% 

44.4% 

37.1% 

32.2%

48.9%

39.4%

29.5%

No

60.5%

55.6%

62.9%

67.8%

51.1%

60.6%

70.5%

 

Question 3:

How would you rate the government in explaining and communicating the federal budget to Australians?

 

Total 

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Very good 

9.2% 

6.1% 

12.5%

7.9% 

10.3%

9.0%

9.8%

Good

26.9%

27.0%

26.8%

30.4%

23.0%

26.8%

27.7%

Average

37.3%

42.4%

32.0%

34.2%

40.4%

36.0%

39.5%

Poor

14.5%

14.1%

14.9%

12.9%

13.7%

17.7%

14.0%

Very poor

12.1%

10.4%

13.9%

14.6%

12.6%

10.5%

9.1%

 

 

Total 

L/NP

Labor

Greens

ONP

Other

Undecided

Very good 

9.2% 

21.0% 

2.1% 

7.4%

5.1%

0.0%

4.8%

Good

26.9%

45.8%

15.1%

16.1%

19.7%

12.6%

28.2%

Average

37.3%

28.0%

44.3%

38.3%

35.0%

44.1%

44.4%

Poor

14.5%

2.3%

20.9%

20.4%

23.1%

20.5%

13.5%

Very poor

12.1%

2.9%

17.6%

17.8%

17.1%

22.8%

9.1%

 

 

Question 4:

From what you know about the budget, do you believe 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 

10.8% 

9.4% 

12.3%

13.6% 

8.4%

8.6%

13.0%

Worse off

51.6%

52.1%

51.1%

54.3%

56.3%

53.4%

36.8%

About the same

37.6%

38.5%

36.6%

32.1%

35.3%

37.9%

50.2%

 

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

ONP

Other

Undecided

Better off

10.8%

21.5%

3.1%

7.4%

12.1%

7.9%

4.0%

Worse off

51.6%

28.7%

68.9%

63.9%

57.3%

65.1%

50.4%

About the same

37.6%

49.9%

28.0%

28.7%

30.6%

27.0%

45.6%

 

 

Question 5:

Of the following, which was the most important issue to you and your family for the budget to address?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Health services

20.7%

20.5%

20.8%

13.7%

16.4%

24.8%

34.4%

Housing affordability

17.3%

15.3%

19.5%

25.5%

16.7%

12.9%

10.3%

Education

16.2%

19.9%

12.2%

16.7%

20.3%

13.7%

11.5%

Cost of living pressures

26.1%

28.0%

24.1%

25.5%

30.0%

27.3%

18.7%

Welfare and disability services

8.3%

9.2%

7.3%

5.7%

6.4%

9.5%

14.5%

Transport and infrastructure

8.7%

5.3%

12.2%

9.9%

7.3%

9.5%

7.6%

Defense spending

2.8%

1.8%

3.8%

3.0%

2.9%

2.2%

2.9%

 

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

ONP

Other

Undecided

Health services

20.7%

24.0%

20.2%

18.8%

20.2%

17.5%

14.3%

Housing affordability

17.3%

12.1%

20.1%

24.0%

11.2%

11.1%

27.0%

Education

16.2%

13.9%

21.6%

26.6%

7.7%

9.5%

11.9%

Cost of living pressures

26.1%

27.0%

20.9%

20.5%

41.2%

29.4%

29.4%

Welfare and disability services

8.3%

7.2%

10.7%

8.3%

8.6%

8.7%

4.4%

Transport and infrastructure

8.7%

11.9%

5.8%

1.3%

5.2%

15.1%

11.9%

Defense spending

2.8%

3.9%

0.6%

0.4%

6.0%

8.7%

1.2%

 

 

Question 6:

This years budget announced a levy on the top five Australian banks to help repair the budget. Do you support or oppose this levy?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Strongly support

39.8%

34.4%

45.5%

38.6%

38.4%

41.1%

42.8%

Support

22.3%

24.3%

20.1%

21.3%

23.3%

20.5%

24.6%

Undecided

22.0%

25.3%

18.5%

22.9%

21.7%

21.8%

21.4%

Oppose

8.3%

9.2%

7.3%

7.1%

9.6%

9.4%

6.6%

Strongly oppose

7.6%

6.8%

8.5%

10.1%

7.1%

7.2%

4.7%

 

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

ONP

Other

Undecided

Strongly support

39.8%

52.4%

30.5%

38.7%

43.1%

34.9%

29.4%

Support

22.3%

22.8%

27.8%

20.9%

9.1%

17.5%

16.3%

Undecided

22.0%

17.1%

22.2%

21.3%

25.4%

19.0%

37.3%

Oppose

8.3%

4.0%

11.2%

11.3%

7.8%

14.3%

7.9%

Strongly oppose

7.6%

3.7%

8.3%

7.8%

14.7%

14.3%

9.1%

 

 

Question 7:

Do you support or oppose paying a higher Medicare levy to help fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Yes

48.2%

48.3%

48.0%

48.1%

44.4%

48.2%

54.8%

No

34.1%

32.8%

35.5%

35.5%

38.9%

33.8%

23.8%

Undecided

17.7%

18.9%

16.5%

16.5%

16.7%

18.0%

21.4%

 

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

ONP

Other

Undecided

Yes

48.2%

54.3%

45.0%

59.1%

32.8%

41.7%

48.6%

No

34.1%

32.6%

34.4%

28.3%

47.8%

41.7%

26.7%

Undecided

17.7%

13.1%

20.6%

12.6%

19.4%

16.5%

24.7%

 

 

Question 8:

Do you own your own home?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Yes

63.5%

64.6%

62.3%

36.9%

62.5%

80.7%

88.0%

No

36.5%

35.4%

37.7%

63.1%

37.5%

19.3%

12.0%

 

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

ONP

Other

Undecided

Yes

63.5%

72.7%

63.6%

46.5%

73.4%

44.9%

50.4%

No

36.5%

27.3%

36.4%

53.5%

26.6%

55.1%

49.6%

Note: Only those respondents who answered ‘No’ will proceed to Question 8a

 

Question 8a:

From what you know about the budget do you believe that buying a home has been made easier, harder or not changed?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Easier

12.8%

11.6%

14.1%

16.9%

9.9%

9.3%

0.0%

Harder

33.6%

34.1%

33.0%

31.5%

35.4%

38.3%

33.3%

Not changed

53.6%

54.3%

52.9%

51.7%

54.8%

52.3%

66.7%

 

 

Total

L/NP

Labor

Greens

ONP

Other

Undecided

Easier

12.8%

19.2%

8.4%

12.2%

9.7%

12.9%

11.3%

Harder

33.6%

24.7%

37.0%

39.8%

38.7%

35.7%

28.2%

About the same

53.6%

56.1%

54.6%

48.0%

51.6%

51.4%

60.5%

This survey was conducted using an automated telephone based survey system among 2,369 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.