Federal voting intention

Mar 22, 2016

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

15/3/16

2 weeks ago

8/3/16

4 weeks ago

23/2/16

  Election 7 Sep 13
Liberal 40% 39% 39% 41%
National 3% 3% 3% 3%
Total Liberal/National 43%   42% 43% 44%   45.6%
Labor 38%   36% 37% 35%   33.4%
Greens 10% 11% 10% 10% 8.6%
Palmer United Party 1% 1% 2% 1% 5.5%
Other/Independent 9% 9% 8% 10% 6.9%
2 party preferred
Liberal National 50% 50% 50% 52% 53.5%
Labor 50% 50% 50% 48% 46.5%

Sample = 1,756. 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.

Sexual harassment

Mar 22, 2016

Do you believe you have personally ever been sexually harassed at work?

  Total   Men Women   Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Been harassed by a boss or superior 10% 8% 13% 10% 13% 7%
Been harassed by a coworker who was not a superior 11% 8% 14% 11% 14% 7%
Been harassed by a customer or client 7% 4% 10% 7% 10% 5%
Total been harassed 21% 14% 28% 22% 24% 15%
Never been sexually harassed at work 74% 82% 67% 73% 70% 83%
Prefer not to say 5% 4% 5% 5% 6% 2%

21% of respondents say they have been sexually harassed at work. 14% of men and 28% of women say they have been harassed.

Those aged 35-54 were more likely to say they had been sexually harassed.

30% of part-time workers and 22% of full-time workers say they have been sexually harassed.

Types of sexual harassment

Mar 22, 2016

Q. Which of the following do you think constitute sexual harassment in the workplace?

  Yes, always Yes, sometimes No Not sure
Telling sexual jokes 22% 49% 23% 5%
Telling sexual stories 28% 47% 20% 5%
Flirting with a co-worker 19% 50% 23% 8%
Sending sexual emails 61% 27% 9% 3%
If your superior asks you on a date 26% 39% 25% 10%
Touching someone in a familiar way 46% 37% 12% 5%

61% think that sending sexual emails always constitutes sexual harassment.46% say touching someone in a familiar way always constitutes sexual harassment. A majority believed that all listed actions always or sometimes constitutes sexual harassment.

There was little difference between the opinions of men and women on what constitutes sexual harassment.

ABCC

Mar 22, 2016

The Government plans to re-establish the Australian Building and Construction Commission to address claims of union militancy in the construction industry. The ABCC’s powers included preventing any person from revealing they had been forced to give testimony to the Commission, and overriding a person’s right to silence. Do you support or oppose re-establishing the ABCC?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Oct 2013
Total support 35%   27% 52% 23% 28%   29%
Total oppose 17%   26% 8% 20% 23%   22%
Strongly support 17% 13% 27% 6% 14% 12%
Support 18% 14% 25% 17% 14% 17%
Neither support nor oppose 27% 25% 23% 37% 33% 23%
Oppose 8% 10% 6% 12% 10% 9%
Strongly oppose 9% 16% 2% 8% 13% 13%
Don’t know 22% 21% 16% 19% 16% 25%

35% support re-establishing the ABCC and 17% oppose. 27% neither support nor oppose and 22% don’t have an opinion. This represents and increase in support for the ABCC since a similar question was asked in October 2013.

39% of full-time workers support and 15% oppose.  34% of part-time workers support and 11% oppose.

Double dissolution

Mar 22, 2016

If the Senate rejects the bill to restore the ABCC, or the Senate fails to pass it, would you approve or disapprove the Government calling a double-dissolution election?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Total approve 34%   34% 43% 33% 33%
Total disapprove 22%   28% 18% 29% 24%
Strongly approve 13% 15% 16% 5% 17%
Approve 21% 19% 27% 28% 16%
Disapprove 15% 16% 15% 22% 14%
Strongly disapprove 7% 12% 3% 7% 10%
Don’t know 44% 39% 40% 39% 44%

34% would approve of the Government calling a double dissolution election if the Senate fails to restore the ABCC and 22% oppose. 44% don’t have an opinion.

Supporters of all parties are more likely to approve than disapprove.

Plebiscites

Mar 22, 2016

The Government intends to hold a plebiscite (a national vote) on the issue of same sex marriage. Do you think the following issues should be decided by a plebiscite or a vote in Parliament?

  Decided by Parliament Decided by plebiscite Don’t know
Euthanasia 22% 61% 17%
Retirement age 40% 43% 17%
The size of defence force 71% 14% 16%
Privatisations of major Government owned assets 46% 37% 17%
Abortion 23% 58% 19%
Major tax changes 53% 30% 16%

A majority think that the issues of euthanasia (61%) and abortion (58%) should be decided by a plebiscite.

A majority believe that the size of the defence force (71%) and major tax changes (53%) should be decided by Parliament.

Tony Abbott

Mar 22, 2016

Do you think Tony Abbott should –

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other   Dec 2015
Stay in Parliament on the back bench 15% 16% 20% 7% 12% 14%
Stay in Parliament and be given a Ministry 18% 8% 32% 5% 20% 18%
Resign from Parliament now 29% 41% 16% 55% 31% 30%
Resign from Parliament at the next election 18% 21% 16% 23% 19% 19%
Don’t know 19% 14% 16% 10% 18% 19%

33% think Tony Abbott should stay in Parliament and 47% think he should resign – now or at the next election.

Overall, views have not changed significantly since this question was asked in December.

Among Liberal/National voters, 52% (up 4%) think he should stay in Parliament and 32% (down 5%) think he should resign.

Federal voting intention

Mar 15, 2016

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

8/3/16

2 weeks ago

1/3/16

4 weeks ago

16/2/16

  Election  7 Sep 13
Liberal 39%   39% 40% 40%    
National 3%   3% 3% 3%    
Total Liberal/National 42%   43% 43% 43%   45.6%
Labor 36%   37% 38% 33%   33.4%
Greens 11%   10% 10% 11%   8.6%
Palmer United Party 1%   2% 1% 1%   5.5%
Other/Independent 9%   8% 8% 11%   6.9%
2 party preferred              
Liberal National 50%   50% 50% 52%   53.5%
Labor 50%   50% 50% 48%   46.5%

Sample = 1,754. 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.

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