Change in Difference Between Labor and Liberal Parties

Jul 25, 2011

Q. Do you think that in the last few years, the policies of the Labor Party and the Liberal Party have become more similar or do you think their policies have been moving apart?

Total

8 Nov 10

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Become more similar 51% 40% 41% 36% 56%
Moving further apart 17% 31% 28% 41% 22%
No change 21% 17% 24% 15% 11%
Don’t know 12% 11% 7% 8% 11%

40% of respondents think that the Labor and Liberal parties are becoming more similar – a drop from the 51% who thought the same thing in November 2010.

31% think that they are moving further apart – a big increase from the 17% who thought the same thing in November 2010.

Green voters (56%) were the most likely to think that they were becoming more similar. However 41% of Labor voters and 36% of Lib/Nat voters also thought that they were becoming more similar.

Lib/Nat voters were the most likely to think that they were moving further apart (41%).

There was no substantial differences based on gender, state or age

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