Important issues in vote

Jul 26, 2016

Q. How important to you were the following issues in deciding who you voted for in the recent Federal election?

  Very import-ant Somewhat import-ant Not so import-ant Don’t know
Health policies 60% 30% 6% 5%
Medicare 58% 30% 7% 5%
Economic management 53% 34% 6% 6%
Better for me and my family 53% 35% 6% 6%
Education policies 43% 36% 15% 5%
Taxation policies 38% 44% 12% 6%
Superannuation policies 36% 39% 19% 6%
Environment, climate change policies 34% 38% 21% 6%
The party leader 28% 42% 24% 7%
The actual candidate 27% 44% 23% 7%
The CFA issue 17% 29% 31% 22%

 

Very important Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Health policies 60%   75% 50% 65% 56%
Medicare 58%   79% 42% 63% 55%
Economic management 53%   53% 68% 25% 50%
Better for me and my family 53%   64% 51% 33% 52%
Education policies 43%   53% 32% 60% 43%
Taxation policies 38%   44% 38% 36% 34%
Superannuation policies 36%   40% 38% 35% 35%
Environment, climate change policies 34%   43% 18% 71% 35%
The party leader 28%   28% 33% 14% 28%
The actual candidate 27%   28% 27% 20% 33%
The CFA issue 17%   17% 18% 13% 21%

The most important issues in voting at the recent Federal election were health policies (60% very important), Medicare (58%), economic management (53%) and which party was better for me and my family (53%).

The most important issues for Labor voters were Medicare (79%), health policies (75%) and better for me and my family (53%). The most important issues for Liberal/National voters were economic management (68%), better for me and my family (51%) and health policies (50%). The most important issues for Greens voters were environment and climate change policies (71%), health policies (65%), Medicare (63%) and education policies (60%).

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