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%

 

State voting intention – Victoria

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

Nov 2014

  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 2,402 2,383 2,803 2,880 2,631 2,413 2,838 2,859   882 1,130 847
First preference vote                    
Liberal/National 42.0% 40% 41% 41% 40% 41% 40% 41% 42% 44% 42% 39%
Labor 38.1% 38% 38% 38% 38% 38% 39% 38% 39% 38% 40% 41%
Greens 11.5% 13% 13% 12% 12% 11% 11% 12% 10% 11% 10% 10%
Other/Independent 8.4% 9% 8% 9% 10% 9% 10% 9% 9% 7% 8% 10%
 
2PP                
Liberal/National 48.0% 47% 47% 47% 47% 47% 47% 47% 48% 49% 48% 46%
Labor 52.0% 53% 53% 53% 53% 53% 53% 53% 52% 51% 52% 54%

 

State voting intention – South Australia

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 2014

  Oct-Dec 2015 Jan-Mar

2016

Apr-Jun 2016 Jul-Sep 2016 Oct-Dec 2016 Jan-Mar 2017 Apr-Jun 2017 Jul-Sep 2017
Sample     797 803 912 942 880 779 911 948
First preference vote                    
Liberal 44.8%   32% 29% 30% 30% 32% 28% 31% 30%
Labor 35.8%   39% 37% 34% 38% 35% 35% 36% 37%
Greens 8.7%   10% 9% 7% 7% 7% 6% 7% 6%
Nick Xenophon Team       15% 20% 16% 17% 18% 19% 18%
Other/Independent 10.7%   19% 10% 9% 9% 8% 12% 8% 10%
                     
2PP                    
Liberal 53.0%   46% 46% 49% 46% 49% 48% 48% 48%
Labor 47.0%   54% 54% 51% 54% 51% 52% 52% 52%

State voting intention – Western Australia

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 2017

  Oct-Dec 2015 Jan-Mar

2016

Apr-Jun 2016 Jul-Sep 2016 Oct-Dec 2016 Jan-Mar 2017 Apr-Jun 2017 Jul-Sep 2017
Sample     946 931 1,105 1,115 1,035 1,023 1,205 1,212
First preference vote                    
Liberal 31.2%   37% 40% 37% 34% 34% 32% 33% 32%
National 5.4%   6% 4% 5% 4% 6% 5% 4% 4%
Labor 42.2%   35% 34% 39% 39% 36% 37% 44% 39%
Greens 8.9%   12% 12% 10% 11% 11% 9% 9% 12%
One Nation 4.9%             11% 5% 8%
Other/Independent 7.4%   10% 10% 10% 12% 13% 6% 6% 6%
                     
2PP                    
Liberal/National na   51% 52% 49% 47% 49% 48% 45% 46%
Labor na   49% 48% 51% 53% 51% 52% 55% 54%

Federal voting intention

Oct 9, 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 3/10/17 2 weeks ago 26/9/17 4 weeks ago 12/9/17   Election 2 Jul 16
Liberal 33% 33% 33% 33%
National 3% 3% 4% 3%
Total Liberal/National 36%   36% 37% 36%   42.0%
Labor 38%   38% 37% 37%   34.7%
Greens 10% 10% 10% 10% 10.2%
Nick Xenophon Team 2% 3% 3% 2%
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation 7% 7% 7% 9%
Other/Independent 7% 7% 6% 6% 13.1%
2 party preferred
Liberal National 46%   46% 47% 46%   50.4%
Labor 54%   54% 53% 54%   49.6%

 

  1. Sample = 1,846. 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.

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