Federal politics – voting intention

Sep 24, 2013

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 = 1,886 respondents

First preference/leaning to

Election

7 Sep 13

(current  figures)

 

4 weeks ago

26/8/13

2 weeks ago

9/9/13

Last week

16/9/13

This week

23/9/13

Liberal

 

40%

41%

42%

41%

National

2%

3%

3%

2%

Total Lib/Nat

45.6%

43%

45%

44%

43%

Labor

33.4%

38%

35%

36%

37%

Greens

8.6%

11%

9%

9%

9%

Other/Independent

12.4%

9%

12%

11%

11%

 

2 Party Preferred

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago

26/8/13

2 weeks ago

9/9/13

Last week

16/9/13

This week

23/9/13

Liberal National

53.4%

50%

53%

53%

51%

Labor

46.6%

50%

47%

47%

49%

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 2010 election.

Approval of Tony Abbott

Sep 24, 2013

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

 

Kevin Rudd as Prime Minister

2 Sep

Tony Abbott as Opposition Leader

2 Sep

Total approve

41%

10%

82%

6%

42%

40%

Total disapprove

36%

67%

3%

72%

47%

49%

Strongly approve

14%

2%

32%

13%

13%

Approve

27%

8%

50%

6%

29%

27%

Disapprove

13%

22%

2%

25%

19%

19%

Strongly disapprove

23%

45%

1%

47%

28%

30%

Don’t know

23%

22%

14%

22%

11%

10%

41% approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister and 36% disapprove. This represents an improvement on his last approval rating as Opposition Leader, but is a little lower than Julia Gillard’s rating immediately after winning the 2010 election  (45% approve/37% disapprove).

By gender – 44% of men approve and 34% disapprove; 38% of women approve and 39% disapprove.

Foreign investment

Sep 24, 2013

Q. Do you agree or disagree that foreign investment in Australian agriculture – including buying farmland – is good for Australia’s economy?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total agree

22%

23%

25%

14%

Total disagree

55%

49%

59%

54%

Strongly agree

4%

5%

3%

4%

Agree

18%

18%

22%

10%

Disagree

25%

20%

25%

40%

Strongly disagree

30%

29%

34%

14%

Don’t know

24%

27%

16%

33%

22% agree that foreign investment in Australian agriculture – including buying farmland – is good for Australia’s economy and 55% disagree.

Disagreement is higher among Liberal/National voters (59%), respondents aged 55+ (73%) and those on income less than $1,000pw (63%).