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ReachTEL conducted a survey of 1,036 residents across three groups of Northern Territory electorates. The survey was conducted on the afternoon of 1st March 2015.

 

 

Darwin: Casurina, Fannie Bay, Fong Lim, Johnston, Karama, Nightcliff, Port Darwin, Sanderson and Wanguri 

Palmerston: Blain, Brennan, Drysdale, Goyder, Nelson and Daly 

Alice Springss: Araluen, Braitling and Greatorex 

 

Question 1:

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

 

Total

Alice Springs

Darwin

Palmerston

Country Liberal Party

30.2%

38.2%

26.5%

32.7%

Labor

38.0%

29.5%

44.7%

31.0%

The Greens

6.9%

7.5%

8.4%

4.0%

Other / Independent

11.3%

5.4%

9.4%

17.2%

Undecided

13.7%

19.5%

11.0%

15.2%

 

Question 1a:

Being undecided to which do you have even a slight leaning?

 

Total

Country Liberal Party

30.8%

Labor

27.9%

The Greens

13.7%

Other / Independent

27.7%

 

Question 2:

If you were forced to choose between the following two parties, which would you choose?

 

Total

Alice Springs 

Darwin 

Palmerston

Country Liberal Party 

38.2% 

41.7% 

34.3% 

42.9%

Labor 

61.8%

58.3%

65.7%

57.1%

 

 

Total

Female 

Male 

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+ 

Country Liberal Party 

38.2% 

37.1% 

39.2% 

36.1%

37.1%

39.7%

49.4% 

Labor 

61.8%

62.9%

60.8%

63.9%

62.9%

60.3%

50.6%

 

Question 3: 

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

 

Total

Alice Springs 

Darwin 

Palmerston

Adam Giles  

29.9%

44.0%

24.0%

32.7%

Delia Lawrie 

36.4%

27.8%

39.9%

34.7%

Willem Westra van Holthe 

11.6%

14.9%

11.0%

11.1%

Michael Gunner 

22.1%

13.3%

25.1%

21.5%

 

 

Total

CLP 

Labor

Greens

Other

Und

Adam Giles

29.9%

75.1%

3.8%

8.6%

14.7%

25.5%

Delia Lawrie

36.4%

10.2%

62.1%

48.6%

22.4%

28.4%

Willem Westra van Holthe

11.6%

7.3%

5.9%

17.1%

26.7%

22.0%

Michael Gunner

22.1%

7.3%

28.2%

25.7%

36.2%

24.1%

 

 

Question 4:

How would you rate the performance of Adam Giles as Chief Minister?

 

Total

 

 

Alice Springs

Darwin

Palmerston

Very good

8.6%

26.1%

 

15.8%

7.2%

7.4%

Good

17.5%

 

20.0%

17.0%

16.9%

Average

23.0%

23.0%

 

24.6%

23.6%

21.3%

Poor

16.6%

49.9%

 

13.3%

18.0%

15.9%

Very poor

33.3%

 

23.3%

33.4%

38.2%

Never heard of the person

1.0%

 

 

2.9%

0.8%

0.3%

 

 

Total

CLP

Labor

Greens

Other

Und

Very good

8.6%

21.5%

3.8%

0.0% 

0.0% 

4.9%

Good

17.5%

39.5%

5.3%

19.4%

1.7%

14.8%

Average

23.0%

24.1%

14.5%

16.7%

33.6%

38.7%

Poor

16.6%

9.0%

18.6%

23.6%

19.0%

21.8%

Very poor

33.3%

5.5%

56.5%

37.5%

45.7%

18.3%

Never heard of the person

1.0%

0.3%

1.3%

2.8%

0.0% 

1.4%

 

Question 5:

How would you rate the performance of Delia Lawrie as Opposition Leader?

 

Total

 

 

Alice Springs

Darwin

Palmerston

Very good

8.5%

29.8%

 

12.8%

7.2%

8.5%

Good

21.3%

 

16.5%

23.2%

20.3%

Average

33.9%

33.9%

 

37.6%

35.9%

28.8%

Poor

17.6%

35.0%

 

15.7%

17.8%

18.3%

Very poor

17.4%

 

12.4%

15.4%

23.1%

Never heard of the person

1.4%

 

 

5.0%

0.4%

1.0%

 

 

Total

CLP

Labor

Greens

Other

Und

Very good

8.5%

2.6%

15.8%

2.8%

0.9%

9.8%

Good

21.3%

13.5%

35.1%

23.6%

4.3%

13.3%

Average

33.9%

24.0%

33.1%

45.8%

48.7%

39.2%

Poor

17.6%

23.7%

9.4%

18.1%

26.5%

19.6%

Very poor

17.4%

34.6%

4.8%

9.7%

19.7%

16.8%

Never heard of the person

1.4%

1.6%

1.8%

0.0%

0.0%

1.4%

 

Question 6:

Do you support the sale of public assets to fund infrastructure upgrades?

 

Total

Alice Springs

Darwin

Palmerston

Support

18.0%

20.7%

16.7%

18.9%

Oppose

60.4%

58.3%

59.4%

63.5%

Undecided

21.5%

21.1%

23.9%

17.6%

 

 

Total

CLP

Labor

Greens

Other

Und

Support

18.0%

41.5%

5.6%

1.4%

12.9%

13.5%

Oppose

60.4%

31.9%

79.7%

80.3%

75.0%

48.2%

Undecided

21.5%

26.5%

14.7%

18.3%

12.1%

38.3%

 

Question 7:

Do you support the long-term lease of public assets to fund infrastructure upgrades?

 

Total

Alice Springs

Darwin

Palmerston

Support

39.0%

47.1%

36.5%

39.5%

Oppose

33.4%

28.3%

32.7%

37.2%

Undecided

27.6%

24.6%

30.9%

23.3%

 

 

Total

CLP

Labor

Greens

Other

Und

Support

39.0%

63.6%

21.6%

19.4%

34.5%

47.2%

Oppose

33.4%

15.3%

49.0%

44.4%

40.5%

18.3%

Undecided

27.6%

21.1%

29.4%

36.1%

25.0%

34.5%

 

 

Question 8:

Would you like to see a Northern Territory election held immediately?

 

Total

Alice Springs

Darwin

Palmerston

Yes

48.5%

36.1%

49.6%

52.7%

No

37.4%

44.0%

33.8%

40.2%

Undecided

14.1%

19.9%

16.6%

7.1%

 

 

Total

CLP

Labor

Greens

Other

Und

Yes

48.5%

10.9%

80.4%

46.5%

67.2%

28.9%

No

37.4%

77.6%

7.6%

29.6%

22.4%

47.2%

Undecided

14.1%

11.5%

12.0%

23.9%

10.3%

23.9%

This survey was conducted using an automated telephone based survey system among 1,036 voters. The data has been weighted to reflect the population age and gender distribution as provided by the ABS. Telephone numbers and the person within the household were selected at random. Copyright ReachTEL Pty Ltd.