Next election

Apr 2, 2013

Q. Do you think the Labor Government should run its full term up to the Federal election announced for September 14 or should a new election be held now?

 

5
Sept 11

5
Dec
11

30
Jan
12

5
Mar 12

30
Apr
12

29
Jan
13

Total
2
Apr
13

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Should run to September (later in 2013*)

40%

47%

48%

46%

48%

51%

47%

82%

24%

67%

Should hold election now

48%

41%

41%

44%

42%

35%

43%

11%

69%

19%

Don’t know

12%

12%

10%

10%

10%

14%

11%

7%

6%

15%

47% think the Labor Government should run its full term until September and 43% think an election should be held now. 11% don’t know.

Opinions have shifted toward having an early election since this question was polled in January – up 6% to 43%.

 

* Note: previously asked question used slightly different wording – Do you think the Labor Government should run its full term until later in 2013 when the next Federal election is due or should a new election be held now?