Statements about politics

Jul 18, 2017

Q. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

  Total agree Total disagree   Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree Don’t know
Political parties in Australia are too ideological 45% 12%   13% 32% 31% 10% 2% 11%
I don’t personally identify with either “left wing” or “right wing” politics 50% 18%   19% 31% 26% 14% 4% 7%
I would consider voting for a new “centrist” political party which takes ideas from both sides of politics 45% 14%   11% 34% 29% 9% 5% 12%
I wish both sides of politics would try to ‘meet each other in the middle’ more often 71% 6%   28% 43% 18% 4% 2% 6%
There is no substantial difference between the policies of the Labor and Liberal Parties 37% 30%   11% 26% 25% 22% 8% 8%
We don’t need any new political parties – the Labor, Liberal and minor parties represent the interests of most Australians. 43% 26%   13% 30% 24% 17% 9% 8%

 

  Total agree   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Political parties in Australia are too ideological 45%   43% 47% 45% 52%
I don’t personally identify with either “left wing” or “right wing” politics 50%   46% 46% 54% 63%
I would consider voting for a new “centrist” political party which takes ideas from both sides of politics 45%   50% 42% 42% 56%
I wish both sides of politics would try to ‘meet each other in the middle’ more often 71%   75% 74% 59% 75%
There is no substantial difference between the policies of the Labor and Liberal Parties 37%   29% 39% 35% 58%
We don’t need any new political parties – the Labor, Liberal and minor parties represent the interests of most Australians. 43%   55% 57% 30% 26%

There was strong agreement with the statement that both sides of politics should try to “meet in the middle” (71%). Half agree that they don’t personally identify as either “Left” or “right”.

They were most divided on the statements that “there is no substantial difference between the parties policies” (37% agree/30% disagree) and that we don’t need any new political parties” (43% agree/26% disagree).