Tony Abbott

Aug 2, 2016

Q. Do you think Tony Abbott should –

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Stay in Parliament on the backbench 21%   22% 26% 18% 19%
Stay in Parliament and be given a Ministry 25%   11% 43% 13% 29%
Resign from Parliament 37%   51% 18% 63% 38%
Don’t know 17%   16% 12% 6% 14%

37% think that Tony Abbott should resign from Parliament, 25% think he should stay in Parliament and be given a ministry and 21% think he should stay in Parliament on the backbench.

51% of Labor voters and 63% of Greens voters think he should resign while 43% of Liberal/National voters think he should remain and be given a ministry.

A similar question asked in March found that 47% thought Tony Abbott should resign immediately or at the next election, 18% thought he should stay and be given a ministry and 15% thought he should stay on the backbench.

Superannuation

Aug 2, 2016

Q. The Federal Government is proposing to introduce a lifetime $500,000 ceiling on after-tax super contributions backdated to 2007. Do you approve or disapprove of capping after-tax contributions to superannuation at $500,000?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Less than $600 pw $600-$1000 pw $1000-$2000 pw $2000+ pw
Total approve           29%   25% 38% 37% 22%   16% 34% 36% 28%
Total disapprove 34%   34% 33% 31% 46%   34% 19% 31% 45%
Strongly approve 9%   8% 11% 17% 6%   7% 10% 12% 8%
Approve 20%   17% 27% 20% 16%   9% 24% 24% 20%
Disapprove 20%   22% 18% 21% 22%   26% 10% 18% 25%
Strongly disapprove 14%   12% 15% 10% 24%   8% 9% 13% 20%
Don’t know 37%   41% 27% 32% 32%   50% 46% 33% 27%

29% approve of the proposed $500,000 cap on after-tax superannuation contributions and 34% disapprove. 37% have no opinion.

45% of those earning more than $2,000pw disapproved.

Federal voting intention

Jul 26, 2016

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

19/7/16

2 weeks ago

12/7/16

4 weeks ago

28/6/16

  Election 7 Sep 13
Liberal 35%   35% 37% 37%    
National 4%   4% 4% 3%    
Total Liberal/National 39%   39% 41% 39%   45.6%
Labor 37%   36% 36% 37%   33.4%
Greens 10%   10% 10% 10%   8.6%
Nick Xenophon Team 4%   4% 3% 4%  
Other/Independent 11%   10% 10% 10%   12.4%
2 party preferred              
Liberal National 48%   49% 49% 49%   53.5%
Labor 52%   51% 51% 51%   46.5%

 

  1. Sample = 1,910. 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 2013 election.

Important issues in vote

Jul 26, 2016

Q. How important to you were the following issues in deciding who you voted for in the recent Federal election?

  Very import-ant Somewhat import-ant Not so import-ant Don’t know
Health policies 60% 30% 6% 5%
Medicare 58% 30% 7% 5%
Economic management 53% 34% 6% 6%
Better for me and my family 53% 35% 6% 6%
Education policies 43% 36% 15% 5%
Taxation policies 38% 44% 12% 6%
Superannuation policies 36% 39% 19% 6%
Environment, climate change policies 34% 38% 21% 6%
The party leader 28% 42% 24% 7%
The actual candidate 27% 44% 23% 7%
The CFA issue 17% 29% 31% 22%

 

Very important Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Health policies 60%   75% 50% 65% 56%
Medicare 58%   79% 42% 63% 55%
Economic management 53%   53% 68% 25% 50%
Better for me and my family 53%   64% 51% 33% 52%
Education policies 43%   53% 32% 60% 43%
Taxation policies 38%   44% 38% 36% 34%
Superannuation policies 36%   40% 38% 35% 35%
Environment, climate change policies 34%   43% 18% 71% 35%
The party leader 28%   28% 33% 14% 28%
The actual candidate 27%   28% 27% 20% 33%
The CFA issue 17%   17% 18% 13% 21%

The most important issues in voting at the recent Federal election were health policies (60% very important), Medicare (58%), economic management (53%) and which party was better for me and my family (53%).

The most important issues for Labor voters were Medicare (79%), health policies (75%) and better for me and my family (53%). The most important issues for Liberal/National voters were economic management (68%), better for me and my family (51%) and health policies (50%). The most important issues for Greens voters were environment and climate change policies (71%), health policies (65%), Medicare (63%) and education policies (60%).

Relationship with US if Donald Trump President

Jul 26, 2016

Q. If Donald Trump was elected President do you think Australia’s relationship with the United States would become better or worse?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Total better 7%   6% 8% 4% 9%
Total worse 63%   67% 58% 78% 65%
Much better 3%   2% 3% 2% 5%
Better 4%   4% 5% 2% 4%
Make no difference 21%   20% 26% 12% 19%
Worse 26%   24% 25% 29% 34%
Much worse 37%   43% 33% 49% 31%
Don’t know 9%   8% 8% 7% 7%

7% think that the election of Donald Trump as US President would make our relationship with the US better and 63% think it would be worse. 21% think it would make no difference.

A majority of all voter groups thought that the election of Donald Trump would make our relationship worse.

Relationship with US if Hillary Clinton President

Jul 26, 2016

Q. If Hillary Clinton was elected President do you think Australia’s relationship with the United States would become better or worse?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Total better 24%   28% 30% 19% 9%
Total worse 13%   7% 6% 7% 18%
Much better 8%   11% 12% 2%
Better 16%   17% 18% 19% 7%
Make no difference 54%   54% 55% 60% 64%
Worse 5%   3% 3% 6% 10%
Much worse 4%   4% 3% 1% 8%
Don’t know 13%   11% 9% 14% 10%

24% think that the election of Hillary Clinton as US President would make our relationship with the US better and 13% think it would be worse. 54% think it would make no difference. The views of Liberal/National voters and Labor voters were similar.

Trust in the Government’s handling of international relations

Jul 26, 2016

Q. How much trust do you have in Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberal Government to handle Australia’s international relations?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Nov 2013 Jun 2014 Oct 2014 Feb 2015 May 2015
Total a lot/some 47%   30% 81% 35% 36%   41% 35% 40% 33% 35%
Total little/no trust 46%   65% 17% 52% 62%   53% 59% 53% 62% 58%
A lot of trust 12%   5% 28% 3%   20% 17% 17% 12% 13%
Some trust 35%   25% 53% 35% 33%   21% 18% 23% 21% 22%
A little trust 24%   28% 16% 32% 27%   18% 16% 18% 22% 20%
No trust 22%   37% 1% 20% 35%   35% 43% 35% 40% 38%
Don’t know 7%   6% 2% 13% 3%   7% 5% 6% 5% 7%

 Overall, 47% have a lot or some trust in Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberal Government to handle Australia’s international relations and 46% have a little or no trust. This represent a substantial increase in trust since a similar question was asked last May about the Tony Abbott Government.

However, most of the shift has been an increase for “some trust”. Only 12% (down 1%) have “a lot of trust” and 22% (down 26%) have no trust.

Importance of international relationships

Jul 26, 2016

Q. How important is it for Australia to have a close relationship with the following nations?

  Very import-ant Quite import-ant Not very import-ant Don’t know   Very impor-tant

Mar 11

Very import-ant

Nov 13

Very import-ant

Oct 14

Very import-ant

Feb 15

Very import-ant

May 15

Change
United States 49% 37% 6% 8% 60% 59% 53% 44% 44% +5
China 42% 42% 9% 7% 48% 54% 44% 41% 39% +3
United Kingdom 41% 42% 9% 9% 56% 48% 48% 38% 39% +2
Indonesia 26% 42% 22% 10% 31% 40% 32% 22% 21% +4
Japan 25% 50% 15% 9% 39% 35% 31% 30% 31% -6
Canada 22% 43% 24% 10% na na 26% 22% 24% -2
India 19% 44% 25% 11% 26% 26% 22% 20% 22% -3
Germany 19% 44% 26% 11% 23% 20% 22% 18% 20% -1
Russia 17% 35% 36% 12% na na 16% 11% 13% +4
Saudi Arabia 13% 34% 39% 13% na na 17% 12% 14% -1

49% of respondents think it is very important to have a close relationship with the United States and 42% think it is very important to have a close relationship with China and 41% with the United Kingdom. Relations with Russia (17%) and Saudi Arabia (13%) were thought to be the least important.

A close relationship with the United States is considered very important by 59% of Liberal/National voters, 49% of Labor voters and 32% of Greens voters.

Since this question was asked in May last year, the importance of our relationship with the US has increased 5% and the importance of our relationship with japan decreased 6%.

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