Difference Between Labor and Liberal Parties

Jul 25, 2011

Q. Thinking about the Federal Parliament, how much difference do you think there is between the policies of the Labor Party and the Liberal Party?

Total

8 Nov 10

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Very little difference 29% 21% 20% 13% 29%
Some difference 43% 39% 41% 40% 51%
A lot of difference 19% 31% 32% 44% 15%
Don’t know 9% 8% 6% 4% 4%

21% of respondents think that there is very little difference between the policies of the Labor and Liberal parties. This is less than in November 2010 (29%). 39% of respondents think that there is some difference and 31% think there is a lot of difference (up from 19% in November last year).

Green voters (29%) were more likely to think that there is little difference.

There is little difference between the responses by gender or state.

Those aged 65+ were the most likely to think that there is a lot of difference between the policies of Labor and the Liberal parties (55%).