Election date

Jul 8, 2013

Q. Do you think the Federal election should be held on September 14th as currently scheduled, earlier or later?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

On September 14th

39%

44%

38%

49%

Earlier

27%

15%

41%

9%

Later

16%

24%

10%

14%

Don’t know

19%

16%

12%

29%

39% favoured keeping the election date as scheduled, 27% want it earlier and 16% prefer it later. The current date was most favoured by Greens voters (49%) and Labor voters (44%). Liberal/National voters were divided – 41% want it earlier and 38% prefer the scheduled date.

Next Election

Jan 30, 2012

Q. Do you think the Labor Government should run its full term until 2013 when the next Federal election is due or should a new election be held now?

5 Sept 11 5 Dec 11 Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Should run to 2013 40% 47% 48% 80% 19% 82%
Should hold election now 48% 41% 41% 12% 73% 11%
Don’t know 12% 12% 10% 8% 8% 7%

48% think that the Labor Government should be allowed to run its full term through to 2013 and 41% think a new election should be held. This is very similar to the results of this question when last asked in early December. Views closely follow voting voting intentions.

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Federal Election

Dec 5, 2011

Q. Do you think the Labor Government should run its full term until 2013 when the next Federal election is due or should a new election be held now?

5 Sept 11 Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Should run to 2013 40% 47% 89% 20% 73%
Should hold election now 48% 41% 7% 74% 16%
Don’t know 12% 12% 4% 6% 11%

47% think that the Labor Government should be allowed to run its full term trough to 2013 and 41% think a new election should be held. This is almost exactly the reverse of the results when this question was previously asked in September when 48% thought an election should be held now and 40% thought the Government should run its full term.

Support for the Government to run its full term has increased among Labor voters (from 82% to 89%) and Liberal/National voters (11% to 20%) but dropped from 80% to 73% for Greens voters.

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Federal Election

Sep 5, 2011

Q. Do you think the Labor Government should run its full term until 2013 when the next Federal election is due or should a new election be held now?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Should run to 2013 40% 82% 11% 80%
Should hold election now 48% 9% 84% 13%
Don’t know 12% 9% 5% 7%

40% think that the Labor Government should run its full term and 48% think there should be an election held now.

Opinions closely follow voting preference – 82% of Labor voters and 80% of Greens voters think the Government should run its full term while 84% of Liberal/National voters want an election now.

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Early Election over Carbon Tax

Mar 28, 2011

Q. Do you think the Government should call an early election over the carbon tax?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Yes 40% 16% 67% 17%
No 44% 72% 20% 69%
Don’t know 17% 11% 13% 13%

40% think that the Government should call an early election over the carbon tax and 44% think they should not. 67% of Coalition voters favour an early election while 72% of Labor voters and 69% of Greens voters do not.

Men favour an early election 47%/41% while women oppose 46%/33%.

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