PUP and the Greens

Jul 22, 2014

Q. In the previous Parliament, the Greens held the balance of power. Would you have more confidence in a Parliament where the Greens held the balance of power or where the Palmer United Party held the balance of power?

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

More confidence in the Greens holding the balance

27%

38%

14%

76%

13%

More confidence in the Palmer United Party holding the balance

22%

16%

26%

5%

49%

No difference

34%

28%

47%

12%

27%

Don’t know

17%

18%

13%

8%

11%

34% think it makes no difference whether the Greens or PUP hold the balance of power in the Senate. 27% would have more confidence in the Greens holding the balance of power and 22% have more confidence in PUP.

Liberal/National voters were more likely to think it makes no difference (47%) while 38% of Labor voters have more confidence in the Greens holding the balance.

PUP holding balance of power

Jun 24, 2014

Q. When the newly elected Senate takes office in July, the Palmer United Party and other micro-parties will hold the balance of power. Do you think this will be good or bad for Australia? 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total good

26%

40%

13%

20%

50%

Total bad

39%

25%

62%

41%

21%

Very good

6%

12%

2%

4%

11%

Good

20%

28%

11%

16%

39%

Neither good nor bad

17%

15%

14%

19%

20%

Bad

20%

16%

27%

24%

14%

Very bad

19%

9%

35%

17%

7%

Don’t know

18%

20%

11%

18%

9%

26% think that the Palmer United Party and other micro-parties holding the balance of power in the Senate will be good for Australia and 39% think it will be bad – similar overall results to the previous question about the Greens.

50% of other voters and 40% of Labor voters think it will be good for Australia while 62% of Liberal/National voters think it will be bad.

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