Firmness of voting intention

Aug 19, 2013

Q. How likely is it that you will change your mind about who you vote for before the Federal election to be held this year?

 

Total

Gave voting intention

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Other party/ Independent

 

Total

5 Aug

I will definitely not change my mind

46%

45%

56%

27%

16%

44%

It is very unlikely I will change my mind

32%

33%

28%

37%

38%

30%

It is quite possible I will change my mind as the campaign develops

17%

16%

11%

24%

44%

21%

Don’t know

5%

6%

4%

12%

2%

5%

46% of those who gave their voting intention say they will definitely not change their mind before the election, 32% say it is very unlikely they will change their mind and 17% say it is quite possible they will change. This represents a firming of voting intention since this question was asked two weeks ago.

Those most likely to say it is possible they will change their mind were Greens voters (24%), other party and independent voters (44%) and aged 25-34 (25%).