Party trust to handle issues

May 24, 2016

Q: Which party would you trust most to handle the following issues? 

  Liberal Labor Don’t know   Difference
Security and the war on terrorism 42% 19% 39%   +23
Management of the economy 42% 22% 36%   +20
Controlling interest rates 34% 22% 44%   +12
Political leadership 36% 25% 40%   +11
Managing population growth 33% 22% 45%   +11
Treatment of asylum seekers 33% 25% 41%   +8
Ensuring a quality water supply 26% 26% 47%  
Ensuring a fair taxation system 27% 35% 38%   -8
Housing affordability 25% 35% 40%   -10
Ensuring a quality education for all children 28% 39% 34%   -11
Ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system 26% 37% 37%   -11
Addressing climate change 22% 33% 45%   -11
Protecting the environment 22% 34% 43%   -12
A fair industrial relations system 27% 39% 34%   -12
Protecting Australian jobs and protection of local industries 26% 39% 35%   -13

The Liberal Party is trusted more to handle security and the war of terrorism (+23), management of the economy (+20) and controlling interest rates (+12).

The Labor Party is trusted more to handle protecting jobs and local industries (+13), a fair industrial relations system (+12) and protecting the environment (+12).

Federal politics – voting intention

Sep 23, 2014

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?

Q. If don’t know -Well which party are you currently leaning to?

Sample size = 1,756 respondents

First preference/leaning to

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 26/8/14

2 weeks ago

9/9/14

Last week

16/9/14

This week

23/9/14

Liberal

 

36%

36%

35%

36%

National

3%

3%

3%

3%

Total Liberal/National

45.6%

39%

39%

39%

39%

Labor

33.4%

37%

38%

38%

39%

Greens

8.6%

10%

10%

11%

10%

Palmer United Party

5.5%

6%

4%

4%

4%

Other/Independent

6.9%

8%

9%

9%

8%

 

2 Party Preferred

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 26/8/14

2 weeks ago

9/9/14

Last week

16/9/14

This week

23/9/14

Liberal National

53.5%

48%

48%

47%

47%

Labor

46.5%

52%

52%

53%

53%

NB. 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.

Federal politics – voting intention

Sep 2, 2014

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?

Q. If don’t know -Well which party are you currently leaning to?

Sample size = 1,802 respondents

First preference/leaning to

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 5/8/14

2 weeks ago

19/8/14

Last week

26/8/14

This week

2/9/14

Liberal

 

39%

37%

36%

36%

National

2%

3%

3%

4%

Total Liberal/National

45.6%

41%

40%

39%

40%

Labor

33.4%

39%

38%

37%

38%

Greens

8.6%

9%

9%

10%

9%

Palmer United Party

5.5%

4%

6%

6%

5%

Other/Independent

6.9%

7%

7%

8%

8%

 

2 Party Preferred

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 5/8/14

2 weeks ago

19/8/14

Last week

26/8/14

This week

2/9/14

Liberal National

53.5%

49%

48%

48%

48%

Labor

46.5%

51%

52%

52%

52%

NB. 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.


 

Federal politics – voting intention

Jun 11, 2014

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?

Q. If don’t know -Well which party are you currently leaning to?

Sample size = 1,916 respondents

First preference/leaning to

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 13/5/14

2 weeks ago

27/05/14

Last week

3/6/14

This week

11/6/14

Liberal

 

38%

37%

35%

35%

National

3%

3%

3%

3%

Total Lib/Nat

45.6%

40%

40%

38%

37%

Labor

33.4%

39%

39%

39%

40%

Greens

8.6%

9%

9%

10%

9%

Palmer United Party

5.5%

5%

5%

6%

6%

Other/Independent

6.9%

8%

7%

7%

8%

 

2 Party Preferred

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 13/5/14

2 weeks ago

27/05/14

Last week

3/6/14

This week

11/6/14

Liberal National

53.5%

48%

48%

47%

46%

Labor

46.5%

52%

52%

53%

54%

NB. 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.

Federal politics – voting intention

Jun 3, 2014

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?

Q. If don’t know -Well which party are you currently leaning to?

Sample size = 1,936 respondents

First preference/leaning to

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 6/5/14

2 weeks ago

20/05/14

Last week

27/5/14

This week

3/6/14

Liberal

 

38%

38%

37%

35%

National

3%

3%

3%

3%

Total Lib/Nat

45.6%

40%

40%

40%

38%

Labor

33.4%

38%

40%

39%

39%

Greens

8.6%

10%

8%

9%

10%

Palmer United Party

5.5%

5%

5%

5%

6%

Other/Independent

6.9%

8%

7%

7%

7%

 

2 Party Preferred

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 6/5/14

2 weeks ago

20/05/14

Last week

27/5/14

This week

3/6/14

Liberal National

53.5%

48%

48%

48%

47%

Labor

46.5%

52%

52%

52%

53%

NB. 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.

Best leader of the Liberal Party

Jun 3, 2014

Q. Which of the following do you think would make the best leader of the Liberal Party?

 

Total

 

Male

Female

Vote ALP

Vote Lib

Vote Greens

Vote other

29 Jul 13

23 Apr 12

30 May 11

28 Feb 11

27 Sep 10

Tony Abbott

18%

21%

15%

3%

43%

2%

13%

17%

23%

22%

24%

26%

Malcolm Turnbull

31%

33%

28%

37%

27%

35%

28%

37%

30%

25%

18%

20%

Joe Hockey

6%

7%

5%

2%

11%

5%

5%

10%

14%

17%

16%

15%

Julie Bishop

4%

4%

4%

3%

3%

3%

5%

3%

5%

3%

4%

5%

Christopher Pyne

<1%

<1%

<1%

na

na

na

na

na

Scott Morrison

1%

1%

<1%

2%

<1%

1%

na

na

na

na

na

Andrew Robb

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

*

1%

1%

1%

na

Someone else

19%

18%

21%

28%

5%

25%

28%

12%

12%

13%

14%

na

Don’t know

21%

16%

27%

24%

10%

30%

21%

19%

16%

19%

22%

33%

31% (down 6% since July last year) think Malcolm Turnbull would make the best leader of the Liberal Party, 18% (up 1%) prefer Tony Abbott and 6% (down 4%) Joe Hockey. Note the previous poll was taken prior to the 2013 election when the Liberal Party were in Opposition.

Among Liberal/National voters, 43% (up 7%) prefer Tony Abbott, 27% (down 8%) Malcolm Turnbull and 11% (down 2%) Joe Hockey.

Malcolm Turnbull is preferred by 33% (down 6%) of men and 28% (down 8%) of women, Tony Abbott by 21% (no change) of men and 15% (up 1%) of women.

Federal politics – voting intention

May 27, 2014

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?

Q. If don’t know -Well which party are you currently leaning to?

Sample size = 1,895 respondents

First preference/leaning to

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 29/4/14

2 weeks ago

13/05/14

Last week

20/5/14

This week

27/05/14

Liberal

 

38%

38%

38%

37%

National

2%

3%

3%

3%

Total Lib/Nat

45.6%

40%

40%

40%

40%

Labor

33.4%

38%

39%

40%

39%

Greens

8.6%

10%

9%

8%

9%

Palmer United Party

5.5%

5%

5%

5%

5%

Other/Independent

6.9%

6%

8%

7%

7%

 

2 Party Preferred

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 29/4/14

2 weeks ago

13/05/14

Last week

20/5/14

This week

27/05/14

Liberal National

53.5%

48%

48%

48%

48%

Labor

46.5%

52%

52%

52%

52%

NB. 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.

Federal politics – voting intention

May 20, 2014

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?

Q. If don’t know -Well which party are you currently leaning to?

Sample size = 1,855 respondents

First preference/leaning to

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 22/4/14

2 weeks ago

06/05/14

Last week

12/5/14

This week

19/05/14

Liberal

 

39%

38%

38%

38%

National

2%

3%

3%

3%

Total Lib/Nat

45.6%

41%

40%

40%

40%

Labor

33.4%

37%

38%

39%

40%

Greens

8.6%

11%

10%

9%

8%

Palmer United Party

5.5%

5%

5%

5%

5%%

Other/Independent

6.9%

6%

8%

8%

7%

 

2 Party Preferred

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 8/4/14

2 weeks ago

06/05/14

Last week

12/5/14

This week

19/05/14

Liberal National

53.5%

49%

48%

48%

48%

Labor

46.5%

51%

52%

52%

52%

NB. 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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