Blame for NBN problems

Oct 30, 2017

Q. Complaints about the speed and reliability of the NBN have increased substantially over the last 12 months. Who do you think is mainly to blame for the current problems with the NBN?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
The Turnbull Coalition Government 39%   57% 25% 51% 38% 48% 30% 36% 39% 41%
The previous Labor Government 19%   14% 31% 12% 20% 24% 14% 18% 18% 23%
Not sure 42% 30% 44% 37% 42% 28% 56% 46% 43% 36%

 

39% blame the Turnbull Coalition Government for the current problems with the NBN and 19% blame the previous Labor Government. 42% are not sure.

Company tax cuts

Oct 30, 2017

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the Government giving $50 billion in tax cuts to medium and large businesses?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Total approve 30%   19% 51% 19% 22%
Total disapprove 50%   62% 32% 66% 62%
Strongly approve 8%   7% 14% 5% 3%
Approve 22%   12% 37% 14% 19%
Disapprove 28%   30% 25% 32% 35%
Strongly disapprove 22%   32% 7% 34% 27%
Don’t know 20%   18% 17% 15% 17%

 

30% approve of the Government giving $50 billion in tax cuts to medium and large businesses and 50% disapprove. Half of Liberal National voters approve, while over 60% of Labor, Greens and other voters disapprove.

Statements about company tax cuts

Oct 30, 2017

Q. Which of the following statements is closest to your view?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Cutting the company tax rate will bring Australia’s tax base into line with other nations and attract the investment we need to create more jobs. 31%   18% 55% 17% 26%
Cutting the company tax rate will simply deliver business $50 billion more in profits – money that should be invested in schools, hospitals and other vital services. 46%   57% 30% 65% 52%
Not sure 23%   25% 14% 18% 22%

 

 

31% agree more that “Cutting the company tax rate will bring Australia’s tax base into line with other nations and attract the investment we need to create more jobs” and 46% agree more that “Cutting the company tax rate will simply deliver business $50 billion more in profits”. While 55% of Liberal National voters support the first statement, more than half all other voters support the second.

Federal voting intention

Oct 23, 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 17/10/17 2 weeks ago 10/10/17 4 weeks ago 26/9/17   Election 2 Jul 16
Liberal 34% 34% 33% 33%
National 3% 3% 3% 4%
Total Liberal/National 37%   37% 36% 37%   42.0%
Labor 36%   36% 38% 37%   34.7%
Greens 9% 9% 10% 10% 10.2%
Nick Xenophon Team 3% 3% 2% 3%
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation 8% 8% 7% 7%
Other/Independent 7% 7% 7% 6% 13.1%
2 party preferred
Liberal National 48%   48% 46% 47%   50.4%
Labor 52%   52% 54% 53%   49.6%

 

  1. Sample = 1,859. 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.

Likelihood of voting

Oct 23, 2017

Q. How likely are you to vote in the national postal vote on same-sex marriage or have you already voted?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   5 Sep 19 Sep 26 Sep 3 Oct
I have already voted 75%   78% 80% 75% 81%   9% 36% 47%
Will definitely vote 8%   9% 7% 13% 4%   62% 62% 45% 33%
Will probably vote 4%   55 5% 7% 1%   16% 12% 8% 6%
Will probably not vote 3%   2% 3% 3% 4%   4% 2% 1% 3%
Will definitely not vote 3%   3% 2% 5%   3% 3% 2% 3%
Not sure 4%   1% 2% 1% 4%   10% 8% 5% 5%
I am not enrolled to vote at my current address 4%   2% 1% 1% 1%   4% 5% 3% 3%

 

 

 

  Total   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
I have already voted 75%   71% 79% 60% 75% 91%
Will definitely vote 8%   10% 6% 13% 8% 1%
Will probably vote 4%   5% 4% 9% 3% 1%
Will probably not vote 3%   3% 3% 3% 3% 2%
Will definitely not vote 3%   4% 2% 4% 3% 2%
Not sure 4%   4% 3% 6% 4% 1%
I am not enrolled to vote at my current address 4%   4% 4% 5% 4% 2%

 

 

75% say they have already voted in the same sex marriage survey and 8% say they will definitely vote. This compares to 47% and 33% respectively 3 weeks ago.

91% of those aged 55+ have already voted compared to 60% of those aged under 35.

Vote in same sex marriage survey

Oct 23, 2017

Q. Did you answer yes or no to the question “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry? (Based on those who have already voted)

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   3 Oct
Yes 60%   78% 44% 90% 46%   64%
No 34%   19% 51% 6% 46%   30%
Don’t know/Prefer not to say 5%   4% 5% 4% 7%   6%

 

  Total   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Yes 60%   54% 66% 73% 61% 49%
No 34%   40% 29% 24% 34% 43%
Don’t know/Prefer not to say 5%   6% 5% 3% 5% 8%

 

Of those who have already voted, 60% say they voted yes (down 4% from 3 weeks ago) and 34% no (up 4%).

Those most likely to have voted yes are Greens voters (90%), Labor voters (78%), aged 18-34 (73%) and women (66%).

Intended vote in same sex marriage survey

Oct 23, 2017

Q. The question in the national postal vote on same-sex marriage is “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry? Do you intend to vote yes or no? (Based on those who have not yet voted)

  Total Men Women   Will

def-initely vote

Will prob-ably vote Will not vote   3 Oct
Intend to vote yes 39% 38% 40% 64% 48% 17% 50%
Intend to vote no 33% 35% 31% 31% 39% 36% 36%
Don’t know 28% 28% 28% 5% 13% 47% 14%

 

 

Of those who have not voted, 39% say they will vote yes and 33% no. However, of those who will definitely vote, 64% will vote yes and 31% no.

National energy plan

Oct 23, 2017

Q. This week, the Federal Government announced a new national energy plan. From what you have read or heard about it, do you approve or disapprove of the Government’s new plan for energy?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Total approve 35%   33% 53% 20% 17%
Total disapprove 18%   22% 9% 29% 26%
Strongly approve 10%   10% 16% 3% 1%
Approve 25%   23% 37% 17% 16%
Disapprove 11%   13% 7% 14% 15%
Strongly disapprove 7%   9% 2% 15% 11%
Don’t know 47%   45% 39% 51% 56%

 

Nearly half (47%) could not give an opinion of the Federal Government’s new national energy plan.

35% approved of the plan and 18% disapproved.

Those more likely to approve were Liberal National voters (53%).

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