Most important election issues

Mar 1, 2016

Which are the three most important issues in deciding how you would vote at a Federal election?

  Total   Vote Lib/Nat Vote Labor Vote Greens Vote other   Jan 2010 Jun 2011 Jul 2012 Jul 2013 Apr 2014 Nov 2015
Ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system 43%   40% 49% 40% 46%   48% 49% 47% 42% 50% 46%
Management of the economy 37%   56% 27% 17% 25%   63% 61% 64% 45% 54% 47%
Australian jobs and protection of local industries 35%   36% 34% 21% 48%   33% 32% 41% 39% 37% 39%
Ensuring a fair taxation system 29%   30% 28% 20% 33%   14% 17% 18% 20% 20% 30%
Housing affordability 23%   13% 29% 20% 20%   14% 16% 13% 17% 17% 21%
Ensuring a quality education for all children 21%   16% 24% 19% 23%   23% 26% 26% 25% 27% 23%
Security and the war on terrorism 21%   28% 17% 6% 19%   9% 8% 5% 8% 5% 17%
Political leadership 14%   19% 11% 8% 19%   23% 17% 25% 21% 15% 9%
Protecting the environment 13%   8% 15% 40% 11%   16% 15% 11% 12% 13% 12%
Addressing climate change 12%   7% 14% 41% 7%   16% 15% 9% 11% 10% 10%
Managing population growth 10%   12% 9% 9% 13%   na 12% 8% 9% 9% 6%
A fair industrial relations system 8%   4% 10% 17% 13%   na 8% 12% 10% 12% 8%
Controlling interest rates 9%   11% 8% 4% 5%   15% 13% 9% 13% 9% 7%
Treatment of asylum seekers 7%   4% 8% 22% `10%   na 5% 10% 14% 8% 8%
Ensuring a quality water supply 5%   6% 4% 7% 4%   12% 5% 3% 3% 4% 4%

The most important election issues were ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system (43%), management of the economy (37%), Australian jobs and protection of local industries (35%) and ensuring a fair taxation system (29%).

Liberal/National voters were more likely to think management of the economy (56%) was important.

Labor voters were more likely to nominate the health system (49%) while Greens voters were more likely to nominate addressing climate change (41%), protecting the environment (40%) and treatment of asylum seekers (22%).

The main change since this question was asked in November was for management of the economy (down 10%).

 

 

 

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