Federal voting intention

Oct 17, 2017

Q. If a Federal Election was held today to which party will you probably give your first preference vote? If not sure, which party are you currently leaning toward? If don’t know – Well which party are you currently leaning to?

  Total   Last week 10/10/17 2 weeks ago 3/10/17 4 weeks ago 19/9/17   Election 2 Jul 16
Liberal 34%   33% 33% 34%    
National 3%   3% 3% 3%    
Total Liberal/National 37%   36% 36% 38%   42.0%
Labor 36%   38% 38% 36%   34.7%
Greens 9%   10% 10% 10%   10.2%
Nick Xenophon Team 3%   2% 3% 3%    
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation 8%   7% 7% 8%    
Other/Independent 7%   7% 7% 5%   13.1%
2 party preferred              
Liberal National 48%   46% 46% 48%   50.4%
Labor 52%   54% 54% 52%   49.6%

 

  1. Sample = 1,845. The data in the above tables comprise 2-week averages derived from the first preference/leaning to voting questions. Respondents who select ‘don’t know’ are not included in the results. The two-party preferred estimate is calculated by distributing the votes of the other parties according to their preferences at the 2016 election.

Clean energy target

Oct 17, 2017

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the Federal Government setting a Clean Energy Target to speed up transition from coal to cleaner energy sources?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Total approve 65%   73% 68% 88% 49%
Total disapprove 15%   9% 16% 2% 29%
Strongly approve 28%   34% 22% 62% 24%
Approve 37%   39% 46% 26% 25%
Disapprove 9%   7% 10% 1% 13%
Strongly disapprove 6%   2% 6% 1% 16%
Don’t know 20%   18% 16% 11% 22%

 

65% approve of the Federal Government setting a Clean Energy Target and 15% disapprove. 20% don’t have an opinion.

 

Those most likely to approve were Greens voters (88%), Labor voters (73%), aged under 35 (74%) and university educated (73%).

Incentives for renewable energy

Oct 17, 2017

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the Government continuing to provide incentives for the development of renewable energy production?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Total approve 74%   82% 75% 92% 65%
Total disapprove 10%   4% 12% 1% 17%
Strongly approve 29%   33% 24% 61% 24%
Approve 45%   49% 51% 31% 41%
Disapprove 6%   3% 9% 1% 7%
Strongly disapprove 4%   1% 3% 10%
Don’t know 16%   14% 13% 8% 18%

 

74% approve of the Federal Government continuing to provide incentives for the development of renewable energy and 10% disapprove. 16% don’t have an opinion.

 

Those most likely to approve were Greens voters (92%), Labor voters (82%) and university educated (82%).

50% renewable energy target

Oct 17, 2017

Q. The Labor Party has committed to a target of 50% renewable energy by 2030. Do you approve or disapprove of this policy?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Aug 2015 Feb 2017
Total approve 62%   82% 52% 80% 53%   65% 65%
Total disapprove 18%   5% 27% 9% 24%   16% 18%
Strongly approve 24%   35% 17% 46% 19%   25% 25%
Approve 38%   47% 35% 34% 34%   40% 40%
Disapprove 10%   4% 17% 7% 7%   9% 9%
Strongly disapprove 8%   1% 10% 2% 17%   7% 9%
Don’t know 20%   12% 20% 11% 23%   19% 16%

 

62% approve of the Labor Party commitment to a target of 50% renewable energy by 2030 and 18% disapprove. These figures are little changed since the question was asked in February.

 

A very high majority of Labor voters (82%) and Greens voters (80%) approve.

 

Liberal/National voters were split but more likely to approve (52%) than disapprove (27%).

Doing enough about energy

Oct 17, 2017

Q. Do you think the Federal Government is doing enough, not enough or too much to ensure affordable, reliable and clean energy for Australian households and businesses?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Feb 2017
Doing enough 15%   14% 22% 9% 12%   12%
Not doing enough 61%   66% 56% 80% 67%   71%
Doing too much 5%   4% 5% 3% 9%   3%
Don’t know 19%   16% 17% 9% 12%   14%

 

 

61% (down from 71% in February) think the Federal Government is not doing enough to ensure affordable, reliable and clean energy for Australian households and businesses and only 15% think they are doing enough. 19% (up 5%) don’t know.

56% of Liberal National voters think they are not doing enough and 22% think they are doing enough.

Tony Abbott

Oct 17, 2017

Q. Do you think Tony Abbott should:

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Aug 2016 April 2017
Stay in parliament on the backbench 16%   16% 21% 10% 16%   21% 14%
Stay in parliament and be given a ministry 14%   11% 17% 7% 16%   25% 18%
Resign from parliament 42%   48% 39% 64% 37%   37% 43%
Challenge Malcolm Turnbull for leadership of the Liberal Party 9%   6% 8% 3% 21%   na na
Don’t know 20%   18% 15% 16% 10%   17% 24%

 

42% think Tony Abbott should resign from parliament (down 1% from April), while 30% think he should stay in parliament in some capacity (down 2%).

Liberal/National voters were more likely to think Tony Abbott should stay in parliament (38%) than Labor voters (27%) and Greens voters (17%).

Since this question was asked in April, the option of “Challenge Malcolm Turnbull for leadership of the Liberal Party” has been added – and attracted 9% support including 8% of Liberal National voters and 21% of other party voters.

State voting intention – NSW

Oct 12, 2017

Q. If a State Election was held today to which party will you probably give your first preference vote? If not sure, which party are you currently leaning toward? If don’t know -Well which party are you currently leaning to?

  Election

Mar 2015

  Oct-Dec 2015 Jan-Mar

2016

Apr-Jun 2016 Jul-Sep 2016 Oct-Dec 2016 Jan-Mar 2017 Apr-Jun 2017 Jul-Sep 2017   July August Sept-ember
Sample 3,205 3,220 3,769 3,867 3,477 3,169 3,757 3,723   1,158 1,423 1,142
First preference vote    
Liberal/National 45.6% 48% 47% 44% 44% 43% 43% 42% 43% 43% 43% 43%
Labor 34.1% 33% 34% 37% 37% 38% 36% 37% 38% 37% 38% 38%
Greens 10.3% 10% 10% 9% 9% 9% 9% 10% 9% 9% 9% 8%
Other/Independent 10.0% 10% 10% 10% 10% 11% 12% 11% 10% 11% 10% 10%
 
2PP  
Liberal/National 54.3% 56% 56% 52% 52% 51% 52% 51% 51% 52% 51% 51%
Labor 45.7% 44% 44% 48% 48% 49% 48% 49% 49% 48% 49% 49%

 

State voting intention – Queensland

Oct 12, 2017

Q. If a State Election was held today to which party will you probably give your first preference vote? If not sure, which party are you currently leaning toward? If don’t know -Well which party are you currently leaning to?

  Election

Jan 2015

  Oct-Dec 2015 Jan-Mar

2016

Apr-Jun 2016 Jul-Sep 2016 Oct-Dec 2016 Jan-Mar 2017 Apr-Jun 2017 Jul-Sep 2017   July August Sept-ember
Sample 1,873 1,893 2,251 2,386 2,085 1,963 2,321 2,319   712 884 723
First preference vote                    
LNP 41.3% 42% 40% 40% 38% 34% 31% 34% 34% 34% 33% 35%
Labor 37.5% 39% 40% 37% 37% 36% 35% 36% 35% 34% 37% 35%
Greens 8.4% 8% 9% 8% 8% 10% 10% 9% 10% 12% 8% 10%
One Nation 12% 15% 12% 13% 12% 14% 13%
Katter Party 1.9% 3% 2% 3% 2% 2% 1% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2%
Other/Independent 10.9% 8% 10% 12% 15% 7% 8% 8% 6% 7% 7% 5%
 
2PP                
LNP 48.9% 50% 48% 49% 47% 46% 45% 46% 46% 46% 45% 47%
Labor 51.1% 50% 52% 51% 53% 54% 55% 54% 54% 54% 55% 53%

 

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