Federal politics – voting intention

Feb 4, 2014

Q. If a Federal Election was held today to which party will you probably give your first preference vote? If not sure, which party are you currently leaning toward?

Q. If don’t know -Well which party are you currently leaning to?

Sample size = 1,885 respondents

First preference/leaning to

Election

7 Sep 13

 

2 weeks ago

21/1/14

Last week

28/1/14

This week

4/2/14

Liberal

 

40%

40%

40%

National

3%

3%

3%

Total Lib/Nat

45.6%

43%

42%

43%

Labor

33.4%

37%

36%

38%

Greens

8.6%

9%

9%

8%

Palmer United Party

5.5%

4%

4%

3%

Other/Independent

6.9%

7%

9%

7%

 

2 Party Preferred

Election

7 Sep 13

 

2 weeks ago

21/1/14

Last week

28/1/14

This week

4/2/14

Liberal National

53.5%

51%

50%

50%

Labor

46.5%

49%

50%

50%

NB. The data in the above tables comprise 2-week averages derived from the first preference/leaning to voting questions.  Respondents who select ‘don’t know’ are not included in the results.  The two-party preferred estimate is calculated by distributing the votes of the other parties according to their preferences at the 2013 election.

Peter Cosgrove as Governor General

Feb 4, 2014

Q. What do you think of the choice of Peter Cosgrove, former chief of the Defence Forces, as Australia’s next Governor General?

 

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

An excellent choice, the best person for the job

30%

24%

46%

7%

26%

A good choice, one of the best people for the job

34%

34%

36%

29%

41%

An acceptable choice but would prefer someone else

11%

15%

7%

21%

9%

Not a good choice, it should have gone to someone else

4%

3%

1%

15%

4%

Don’t know

21%

24%

10%

27%

21%

64% think that the choice of Peter Cosgrove as Australia’s next Governor General is good/excellent and that he is the best or one of the best for the job. Only 15% said they would prefer someone else.

Strongest support for the choice of Peter Cosgrove came from Liberal/National voters (82% good/excellent) and those aged 55+ (79%).

36% of Greens voters thought he was a good/excellent choice and 36% would prefer someone else.

Of those aged under 35, 45% thought he was a good/excellent choice, 20% would prefer someone else and 35% did not know.

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