Main reason for voting Labor

Mar 25, 2013

Q. Which of the following is the main reason you would vote for the Labor Party if there was an election today?

I always vote for the Labor Party

28%

The Labor Party has been a good Government

11%

The Liberal Party would not be a good Government

4%

I don’t want Tony Abbott to be Prime Minister

35%

The Labor Party have better policies than the Liberal Party

10%

I would be personally better off under a Labor Government

8%

Other reason

2%

Don’t know

2%

More than one third said the main reason they would be voting Labor was they don’t want Tony Abbott as Prime Minister.

28% said they always vote Labor and 11% said the Labor Party had been a good Government.

Main reason for voting Liberal/National

Mar 25, 2013

Q. Which of the following is the main reason you would vote for the Liberal or National Party if there was an election today?

I always vote for the Liberal or National Party

21%

The Labor Party has been a poor Government

34%

The Liberal and National Parties would be a good Government

12%

I don’t want Julia Gillard as Prime Minister

17%

The Liberal/National Parties have better policies than the Labor Party

9%

I would be personally better off under a Liberal/National Government

6%

Other reason

1%

Don’t know

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One third say they would vote Liberal/National because the Labor Party has been a poor Government. 21% say they always vote Liberal/National and 17% don’t want Julia Gillard as Prime Minister.

40% of men and 27% of women say the Labor Party has been a poor Government.

Party with Better Policies

Aug 6, 2012

Q. Which party do you think has the better policies for the following groups of people?

 

Labor Party

Liberal Party

No difference

Don’t know

Pensioners

32%

21%

30%

17%

Unemployed people

36%

18%

29%

17%

People with disabilities

32%

16%

30%

22%

Carers

30%

18%

30%

22%

People on low incomes

40%

18%

26%

16%

All working people

29%

30%

26%

15%

The Labor Party was thought to have better policies than the Liberal Party on all issues except “all working people” where both parties had similar ratings. In particular the Labor Party was thought to have better policies for people on low incomes (40% Labor/18% Liberal), unemployed people (36%/18%) and people with disabilities (32%/16%).

Of those aged 55+, 40% thought Labor had better policies for pensioners and 23% thought the Liberals had better policies.

30% think the Liberals have better policies for all working people and 29% think Labor has better policies. Full-time workers are more likely to think The Liberals have better policies (37% Liberal/24% Labor) which part-time workers are more likely to favour Labor (37% Labor/29% Liberal).

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