Party trust

Mar 27, 2018

Who do you trust most to manage a fair tax system?

 

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other
Labor 26% 63% 4% 38% 12%
Liberal-National 28% 2% 66% 4% 21%
No difference 31% 20% 21% 42% 58%
Don’t know 15% 15% 95 16% 9%

 

There was little difference in between the parties in terms of who would be most trusted to manage a fair tax system.

28% favoured the Liberal National parties, 26% Labor and 31% said their was no difference.

53% of over 65’s said they would trust Liberal-National most.

Gun laws

Mar 27, 2018

Do you think Australia’s gun laws are too strict, too weak or about right?

 

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other
Too strict 7%   5% 4% 9% 15%
Too weak 25%   21% 27% 30% 29%
About right 62%   66% 66% 59% 52%
Don’t know 6%   7% 3% 2% 4%

 

62% believe Australia’s gun laws are about right and 25% think they are too weak. Only 7% think they are too strict.

42% of over 65’s think they are too weak. Otherwise, views were quite consistent across demographic and voting groups.

Statements about Facebook

Mar 26, 2018

Do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

 

  Total agree Total disagree   Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don’t know
There should be more regulation of what Facebook can do 79% 12%   35% 44% 8% 4% 10%
Facebook is a distraction 77% 19%   24% 53% 15% 4% 5%
I am concerned about how Facebook uses my personal information 68% 22%   28% 40% 16% 6% 10%
I regularly use Facebook 66% 32%   32% 34% 14% 18% 2%
Facebook allows the popular to drown out the important 60% 24%   19% 41% 19% 5% 16%
Facebook brings people closer together 58% 33%   12% 46% 20% 13% 9%
Facebook is a generally a force for good 45% 37%   5% 40% 23% 14% 19%

 

While respondents were more likely to agree that Facebook is a generally a force for good (45%) and brings people closer together (58%), a high majority believe that there should be more regulation of what Facebook can do (79%) and are concerned about how Facebook uses my personal information (68%).

Federal voting intention

Mar 13, 2018

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   2 weeks ago 27/2/18 4 weeks ago 13/2/18   Election  2 Jul 16
Liberal 33% 32% 33%
National 3% 3% 3%
Total Liberal/National 36%   35% 36%   42.0%
Labor 38%   35% 37%   34.7%
Greens 9% 10% 10% 10.2%
Nick Xenophon Team 3% 2% 4%
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation 8% 8% 6%
Other/Independent 7% 10% 7% 13.1%
2 party preferred
Liberal National 46%   47% 46%   50.4%
Labor 54%   53% 54%   49.6%

N.B. 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.

Malcolm Turnbull

Mar 13, 2018

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Malcolm Turnbull is doing as Prime Minister?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other   Feb 2018 Jan 2018 Dec 2017 Sep 2017
Total approve 41% 29% 75% 25% 24%   39% 38% 41% 41%
Total disapprove 43% 60% 16% 63% 65%   42% 45% 44% 46%
Strongly approve 9% 10% 16% 8% 3% 7% 7% 8% 7%
Approve 32% 19% 59% 17% 21% 32% 31% 33% 34%
Disapprove 26% 33% 12% 37% 41% 26% 25% 27% 28%
Strongly disapprove 17% 27% 4% 26% 24% 16% 20% 17% 18%
Don’t know 16%   11% 9% 12% 11%   19% 18% 15% 14%
  June 2017 Mar 2017 Dec  2016 June 2016 Dec 2015
Total approve 36% 33% 34% 38% 56%
Total disapprove 45% 50% 46% 40% 23%
Strongly approve 5% 5% 5% 6% 13%
Approve 31% 28% 29% 32% 43%
Disapprove 28% 30% 30% 24% 16%
Strongly disapprove 17% 20% 16% 16% 7%
Don’t know 19% 18% 20% 21% 21%

41% approved of the job Malcolm Turnbull is doing as Prime Minister (up 2% from last month), and 43% disapproved (up 1%) – a change in net approval rating from -3 to -2.

75% (up 2%) of Liberal/National voters approved of the job Malcolm Turnbull is doing, compared to 29% of ALP voters and 25% of Greens voters.

By gender, men were 46% approve/45% disapprove and women 36% approve/41% disapprove.

Bill Shorten

Mar 13, 2018

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Bill Shorten is doing as Opposition Leader?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Feb 2018 Jan 2018 Dec 2017 Sep 2017
Total Approve 37% 66% 23% 39% 20%   33% 32% 36% 36%
Total Disapprove 44% 20% 67% 42% 66%   46% 49% 45% 47%
Strongly approve 8% 17% 5% 9% 3% 7% 7% 7% 7%
Approve 29% 49% 18% 30% 17% 26% 25% 29% 29%
Disapprove 23% 16% 29% 32% 30% 25% 26% 23% 25%
Strongly disapprove 21% 4% 38% 10% 36% 21% 23% 22% 22%
Don’t know 19%   14% 10% 21% 15%   21% 20% 19% 17%
  June 2017 Mar 2017 Dec 2016 Dec 2015 Dec 2014
Total Approve 34% 30% 35% 27% 35%
Total Disapprove 43% 49% 38% 47% 39%
Strongly approve 5% 4% 6% 4% 7%
Approve 29% 26% 29% 23% 28%
Disapprove 28% 26% 21% 26% 23%
Strongly disapprove 15% 23% 17% 21% 16%
Don’t know 23% 22% 25% 25% 26%

37% approved of the job Bill Shorten is doing as Opposition Leader (up 4% from last month), and 44% disapproved (down 2%) – a change in net approval rating from -13 to -7.

66% (up 5%) of ALP voters approved of the job Bill Shorten is doing, compared to 39% of Greens voters and 23% of Liberal/National voters.

By gender, men were 44% approve/47% disapprove and women 30% approve/40% disapprove.

Preferred Prime Minister

Mar 13, 2018

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Feb 2018 Jan 2018 Dec 2017 Sep 2017
Malcolm Turnbull 41% 21% 82% 25% 32%   42% 42% 42% 43%
Bill Shorten 26% 55% 5% 38% 16%   27% 25% 28% 29%
Don’t know 33%   24% 13% 37% 53%   31% 33% 31% 28%
June 2017 Mar 2017 Dec 2016 Jun 2016 Dec 2015
39% 38% 39% 40% 54%
26% 26% 28% 29% 15%
34% 36% 33% 32% 31%

41% thought that Malcolm Turnbull would make the better Prime Minister (down 1% from last month), and 26% thought Bill Shorten would be better (down 1%). 33% did not know who would make a better Prime Minister.

The results were split by party, with 82% of Liberal/National voters saying that Malcolm Turnbull would be a better Prime Minister, and 55% of Labor voters saying Bill Shorten would.

Greens voters preferred Bill Shorten (38%) to Malcolm Turnbull (25%).

49% of men prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 27% prefer Bill Shorten.

33% of women prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 26% prefer Bill Shorten.

Adani coal mine

Mar 13, 2018

Q. Indian mining company Adani wants to build a large new coal mine in the Galilee Basin in Queensland which would produce coal to be exported back to India. Which of the following positions is closest to your view?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
The Liberal Party position – Support the mine and will allow it to go ahead 26% 15% 50% 9% 26%
The Labor Party position – Do not support the mine but will not revoke Adani’s licence to develop the mine 19% 38% 10% 10% 11%
The Greens position – Oppose the mine and will not allow it to go ahead 30% 31% 19% 69% 40%
Don’t know 24% 16% 21% 13% 24%

30% support the Greens position on the Adani coal mine – to oppose the mine and not allow it to go ahead. 26% support the Liberal Party position of supporting the coal mine and 19% support the Labor position of opposing the mine but not revoking their licence to develop the mine.

Among their own voters, the Greens have the highest support – 69% of Greens voters support the Greens position, 50% of Liberal voters support the Liberal position and 38% of Labor voters support the Labor position. 40% of minor party and independent voters and 31% of Labor voters support the Greens position.

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