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.