Election Engagement

May 16, 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

06/05/19

Two weeks ago

29/04/19

Have not been paying any attention 18% 12% 12% 23% 20% 16% 19%
Have been paying little attention 28% 31% 26% 33% 29% 29% 29%
Have been paying some attention 35% 36% 43% 27% 37% 36% 33%
Have been paying a lot of attention 18% 22% 20% 18% 14% 19% 20%

 

  Total Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Have not been paying any attention 18% 29% 15% 12%
Have been paying little attention 28% 33% 34% 19%
Have been paying some attention 35% 26% 35% 43%
Have been paying a lot of attention 18% 12% 16% 26%
  • There has been limited change in the interest shown in the election during the campaign. 18% said they were paying no attention to the election is up 2%pts from last week, but no higher than 19% at the end of April. Younger voters have consistently had the lowest engagement in the election, with 29% paying no attention in the final week.
  • However, older voters are so far most engaged with the election, with 26% 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 (23% to 13%).