Support for Kevin Rudd and the Labor Party since the 2007 election

Mar 22, 2010

Q.  In the past few years – since Kevin Rudd and the Labor Party became Government – would you say you have moved closer to the Labor Party, further away from the ALP, or would you say you have stayed about the same in your view of them?

            Total % Federal Vote
Labor Coalition Green
Closer to the Labor Party 20% 39% 5% 13%
Further away from the Labor Party 33% 5% 67% 43%
Stayed about the same 41% 54% 27% 37%
Don’t know 6% 1% 2% 6%

 41% of people indicated that in the past few years, since Kevin Rudd and the Labor Party became Government their view of Labor has stayed about the same.   33% have moved further away from the Labor Party and 20% have moved closer.

 Labor voters were more likely to indicate that their support for Labor has stayed about the same since Kevin Rudd and the Labor Party became Government (54%).

 67% of Coalition voters and 43% of Green voters have moved further away from the Labor Party since Kevin Rudd and the Labor Party became Government.

People aged 45 – 54 were more likely to indicate their views have stayed the same (51%) while those aged 65 years and over were more likely to indicate they have moved further away from the Labor Party (43%).