Leaders and Australian Values

Jul 19, 2010

 Q. Do you agree or disagree that this definition of Australian values describes the political leaders Julia Gillard, Tony Abbott and Bob Brown?

  Julia Gillard Tony Abbott Bob Brown
Total agree 64% 39% 36%
Total disagree 18% 40% 31%
Strongly agree 21% 7% 8%
Agree 43% 32% 28%
Disagree 12% 25% 18%
Strongly disagree 6% 15% 13%
Don’t know 17% 21% 34%

64% agreed that the definition of Australian values describes Julia Gillard, 39% Tony Abbott and 36% Bob Brown.

Among their own voters – 90% of Labor voters agreed they describe Julia Gillard, 73% of Liberal/National voters agreed they describe Tony Abbott and 72% of Greens voters agreed they describe Bob Brown.

By gender – 62% of men and 68% of women agree they describe Julia Gillard and 43% of men and 34% of women agree they describe Tony Abbott. Comments »

Federal politics – voting intention

Jul 12, 2010

Q. If there was a Federal election held today, to which party would you probably give your first preference?  

Q. If you ‘don’t know’ on the above question, which party are you currently leaning to?  

 

1,953 sample size

First preference/leaning to 6 months ago 4 weeks ago 2 weeks ago Last week This week 
Liberal 34% 38% 36% 36% 36%
National 3% 3% 3% 3% 3%
Total Lib/Nat 37% 41% 39% 39% 38%
Labor 47% 35% 42% 42% 41%
Greens 8% 14% 9% 11% 13%
Family First 2% 2% 3% 2% 2%
Other/Independent 6% 8% 7% 6% 6%

 

2PP 6 months ago 4 weeks ago 2 weeks ago Last week This week 
Total Lib/Nat 43% 49% 46% 46% 45%
Labor 57% 51% 54% 54% 55%

 NB.  The data in the above tables comprise 2-week averages derived the first preference/leaning to voting questions.  Respondents who select ‘don’t know’ are not included in the results. 

* Sample is the aggregation of two weeks’ polling data. Comments »

Approval of MRRT

Jul 12, 2010

 Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the new mining tax (called the Minerals Resource Rent Tax) recently negotiated between the Government and major mining companies?

Total approve 50%
Total disapprove 28%
Strongly approve 13%
Approve 37%
Disapprove 18%
Strongly disapprove 10%
Don’t know 22%

 50% of respondents approved the new mining tax negotiated with the mining companies and 28% disapproved. Labor voters approved 75% to 10% and Greens voters approved 52% to 26%. 33% of Liberal/National voters approved and 53% disapproved. Comments »

Performance of PM over MRRT

Jul 12, 2010

 Q. How would you rate the job Prime Minister Julia Gillard has done in handling the mining tax issue?

Total good 58%
Total poor 25%
Very good 14%
Good 44%
Poor 15%
Very poor 10%
Don’t know 16%

 58% rated the Prime Minister’s handling of the mining tax issue as good and 25% rated it poor. Labor voters rated it 87% good and 6% poor and Greens voters rated it 60% good and 27% poor. 40% of Liberal/National voters rated it good and 49% poor. Comments »

Influence of Mining Companies

Jul 12, 2010

Q. Do you think the mining companies have had too much or not enough influence on Government policies?

Too much 41%
Not enough 12%
About the right influence 25%
Don’t know 21%

  41% think mining companies have had too much influence of Government policies, 12% think they have not had enough and 25% think they have had about the right influence. 57% of Labor voters and 69% of Greens voters think mining companies have had too much influence. Liberal voters were evenly split – 22% think they have had too much influence, 22% not enough and 40% about the right influence. Comments »

Government approach to Asylum Seekers

Jul 12, 2010

 Q. Do you think the Federal Labor Government is too tough or too soft on asylum seekers or is it taking the right approach?

  12 July 10 4 April 10
Too tough 10% 6%
Too soft 56% 65%
Taking the right approach 21% 18%
Don’t know 13% 11%

 10% think the Government is too tough on asylum seekers, 56% too soft and 21% think they are taking the right approach. Since this question was asked three months ago, the percentage thinking the Government is too soft is down 9%, too tough up 4% and “the right approach” up 3%.

 Among Labor voters 43% say they are too soft, 37% think they are taking the right approach and 11% think they are too tough. 81% of Liberal/National voters think they are too soft, 4% too tough and 10% taking the right approach. Greens voters are split – 38% think they are too tough, 28% too soft and 23% taking the right approach.

 There are some differences of opinion by age – among the under 35’s, 46% think they are too soft, 14% too tough and 19% taking the right approach. Among those aged 55+, 66% think they are too soft, 8% too tough and 22% taking the right approach. Comments »

Approval of Prime Minister’s handling of Asylum Seeker Issue

Jul 12, 2010

  Q. Do you approve or disapprove the way the Prime Minister Julia Gillard is addressing the asylum seeker issue?

Total approve 42%
Total disapprove 33%
Strongly approve 7%
Approve 35%
Disapprove 23%
Strongly disapprove 10%
Don’t know 26%

 42% approved of the way the Prime Minister is addressing the asylum seeker issue and 33% disapproved. 63% of Labor voters approved and 15% disapproved. 57% Liberal/National voters disapproved and 26% approved and for Greens voters 32% approved and 41% disapproved. Comments »

Party Trust to Handle Asylum Seeker Issue

Jul 12, 2010

Q. Which party would you trust most to handle the issue of asylum seekers?

  12 July 10 4 April 10
The Labor Party 24% 23%
The Liberal Party 31% 34%
No difference 33% 28%
Don’t know 12% 15%

 24% trust the Labor Party most to handle the issue of asylum seekers, 31% trust the Liberal Party most and 45% think there is no difference or don’t know. This represents only a small change since this question was asked three months ago – the gap between Labor and Liberal has closed from 11% to 7% and the proportion that thinks there is no difference is up 5%.

54% of Labor voters trust the Labor Party most and 33% say there is no difference while 75% of Liberal/National voters trust the Liberal Party and only 18% think there is no difference. 47% of Greens voters think there is no difference, 31% trust the Labor Party most and 11% the Liberal Party. Comments »