Election Engagement

May 7, 2019

Q. How much attention have you been paying to the news, advertising and updates from the Federal Election? 

  Total Vote Labor Vote Liberal / National Vote Greens NET: Vote Other Last week
Have not been paying any attention 16% 14% 10% 17% 21% 19%
Have been paying little attention 29% 29% 28% 34% 30% 29%
Have been paying some attention 36% 38% 40% 31% 31% 33%
Have been paying a lot of attention 19% 19% 21% 18% 19% 20%

 

  Total Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Have not been paying any attention 19% 26% 15% 9%
Have been paying little attention 29% 32% 33% 23%
Have been paying some attention 36% 28% 38% 41%
Have been paying a lot of attention 19% 14% 14% 28%
  • There has been limited change in the interest shown in the election during the past week. 16% (down 3%pts from 19% last week) said they have not been paying any attention to the election. This was highest among those aged 18-34 (26%).
  • Engagement in the election was lower among those intending to vote for a minor or independent candidate. 21% of these voters say they haven’t been paying any attention the election.
  • Older voters are so far most engaged with the election, with 28% saying they have been paying a lot of attention.
  • Men were more likely than women to say they had been paying a lot of attention to the election (24% to 14%).

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