Performance of the Greens

Mar 4, 2013

Q. Do you think the performance of the Greens in Federal Parliament has been good or poor?

 

16 Jul 12

7 Nov 12

Total

4 Mar 13

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total good

17%

16%

17%

21%

8%

62%

Total poor

47%

40%

41%

36%

55%

6%

Very good

3%

3%

3%

2%

1%

12%

Good

14%

13%

14%

19%

7%

50%

Neither good nor poor

27%

25%

24%

28%

23%

24%

Poor

19%

18%

18%

23%

20%

6%

Very poor

28%

22%

23%

13%

35%

Don’t know

10%

19%

18%

15%

13%

8%

17% think the performance of The Greens in Federal Parliament has been good or very good and 41% think it has been poor or very poor. These results are very similar to those of November when this question was last asked.

36% (up 9%) of Labor voters think the Greens’ performance has been poor/very poor and 28% (down 4%) neither good nor poor – only 21% (down 1%) think it has been good/very good. 55% (down 6%) of Liberal/National voters think it has been poor/very poor and 62% (down 3%) of Greens voters think it has been good/very good.

Among respondents aged under 35, 22% think The Greens’ performance has been good/very good and 27% think it has been poor/very poor.

Greens policies

Mar 4, 2013

Q. Do you think that The Greens’ policies are too extreme or do they represent the views of many voters?

 

16 Jul 12

7 Nov 12

Total

4 Mar 13

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Too extreme

53%

47%

52%

48%

68%

7%

Represent the views of many voters

26%

25%

24%

29%

13%

79%

Don’t know

21%

28%

24%

23%

19%

15%

52% think The Greens’ policies are too extreme and 24% think they represent the views of many voters. Since this question was last asked in November, the percentage thinking they are extreme has increased 5%. This increase is mainly due to more Labor voters thinking the Greens are too extreme, which has increased from 38% to 48%

Those most likely to think The Greens’ policies are too extreme were men (61%), aged 55+ (67%) and Liberal/National voters (68%).

Approval of Christine Milne

Nov 7, 2012

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Christine Milne is doing as leader of the Greens?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total approve

20%

28%

10%

71%

Total disapprove

33%

24%

49%

5%

Strongly approve

2%

3%

1%

8%

Approve

18%

25%

9%

63%

Disapprove

18%

18%

22%

5%

Strongly disapprove

15%

6%

27%

Don’t know

47%

48%

42%

24%

20% approve of the job Christine Milne is doing as leader of the Greens and 33% disapprove – nearly half could not give an opinion.

Among Greens voters 71% approve and 5% disapprove. 27% of respondents aged under 35 approve compared to 17% of those aged 55+.

Party better at dealing with intolerance

Sep 24, 2012

Q.  In your view, which party is better at dealing with the various forms of intolerance?

 

Labor

Liberal

Greens

Other

Don’t know

Racism

17%

23%

11%

2%

46%

Sexism

19%

19%

12%

2%

47%

Homophobia

13%

17%

21%

3%

45%

Religious intolerance

16%

22%

9%

3%

50%

Ageism

16%

20%

8%

3%

52%

With the exception of sexism, when compared to Labor, the Liberals are consistently regarded by respondents as being the party that is better at dealing with racism (23% Liberal, 17% Labor), homophobia (13% Labor, 17% Liberal), religious intolerance (16% Labor, 22% Liberal) and ageism (16% Labor, 20% Liberal).

On sexism, both the major parties are equally regarded as the party that is better at dealing with it (19% each).

The Greens are regarded as the best party to deal with homophobia (21%).

There were a high portion of don’t knows in this question, with either a majority or close to a majority of respondents selecting this option for each form of intolerance.

Federal politics – voting intention

Jul 16, 2012

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 = 1,857 respondents

First preference/leaning to

Election

21 Aug 10

4 weeks ago

18/6/12

2 weeks ago

2/7/12

Last week

9/7/12

This week

16/7/12

Liberal

46%

45%

46%

46%

National

3%

3%

4%

3%

Total Lib/Nat

43.6%

49%

49%

49%

49%

Labor

38.0%

33%

32%

31%

31%

Greens

11.8%

10%

10%

11%

10%

Other/Independent

6.6%

8%

9%

9%

9%

2PP

Election

21 Aug 10

4 weeks ago

2 weeks ago

Last week

This week

Total Lib/Nat

49.9%

56%

56%

56%

57%

Labor

50.1%

44%

44%

44%

43%

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. These estimates have a confidence interval of approx. + or – 2%.

Performance of the Greens

Jul 16, 2012

Q. Do you think the performance of the Greens in Federal Parliament has been good or poor?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total good

17%

21%

7%

71%

Total poor

47%

37%

65%

4%

Very good

3%

4%

*

18%

Good

14%

17%

7%

53%

Neither good nor poor

27%

35%

21%

21%

Poor

19%

22%

21%

1%

Very poor

28%

15%

44%

3%

Don’t know

10%

7%

7%

4%

17% think the performance of The Greens in Federal Parliament has been good or very good and 47% think it has been poor or very poor.

Labor voters tend to think The Greens’ performance has been poor/very poor  (37%) or neither good nor poor (35%) – and only 21% think it has been good/very good.

Among respondents aged under 35, 24% think The Greens’ performance has been good/very good and 29% think it has been poor/very poor.

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