PUP holding balance of power

Jun 24, 2014

Q. When the newly elected Senate takes office in July, the Palmer United Party and other micro-parties will hold the balance of power. Do you think this will be good or bad for Australia? 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total good

26%

40%

13%

20%

50%

Total bad

39%

25%

62%

41%

21%

Very good

6%

12%

2%

4%

11%

Good

20%

28%

11%

16%

39%

Neither good nor bad

17%

15%

14%

19%

20%

Bad

20%

16%

27%

24%

14%

Very bad

19%

9%

35%

17%

7%

Don’t know

18%

20%

11%

18%

9%

26% think that the Palmer United Party and other micro-parties holding the balance of power in the Senate will be good for Australia and 39% think it will be bad – similar overall results to the previous question about the Greens.

50% of other voters and 40% of Labor voters think it will be good for Australia while 62% of Liberal/National voters think it will be bad.