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.

Better Prime Minister

Mar 11, 2013

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott?

 

5
Jul 10

14 Mar 11

14 Jun

12 Sept

12 Dec

12 Mar 12

12 Jun

10 Sep

10 Dec

14 Jan 13

11 Feb

11 Mar

Vote
ALP 

Vote Lib

Vote Gre
ens

Julia Gillard

53%

44%

41%

36%

39%

40%

37%

40%

43%

42%

39%

39%

84%

6%

71%

Tony Abbott

26%

33%

36%

40%

35%

37%

37%

37%

34%

33%

37%

39%

2%

80%

3%

Don’t know

21%

23%

24%

24%

26%

23%

26%

24%

23%

24%

24%

22%

14%

13%

25%

39% (no change) believe Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 39% (up 2%) prefer Tony Abbott.

Men prefer Tony Abbott 41%/36% and women prefer Julia Gillard 42%/37%.

Expectations of a Liberal/National Government

Feb 25, 2013

Q. If the Labor Party lost the next election, do you think the following would be better or worse under a Liberal/National Government led by Tony Abbott?

 

A lot better

A little better

Stay much the same

A little worse

A lot worse

Don’t use

NET (Better-Worse)

Political leadership

16%

19%

27%

10%

24%

4%

+1

Trust in Government

13%

19%

29%

12%

22%

4%

-2

Unemployment

7%

18%

39%

13%

19%

5%

-7

The economy overall

16%

22%

31%

12%

16%

4%

+10

The cost of living

6%

19%

36%

14%

21%

4%

-10

Interest rates

5%

13%

48%

14%

16%

5%

-12

Health services

6%

19%

36%

16%

20%

4%

-11

Job security

7%

17%

36%

14%

22%

4%

-12

Workers rights and conditions

5%

13%

37%

15%

25%

5%

-22

Company profits

13%

28%

37%

6%

10%

6%

+25

The environment

5%

13%

47%

11%

21%

4%

-14

Job creation

8%

20%

39%

13%

16%

4%

-1

Public services

6%

15%

42%

13%

20%

4%

-12

Benefits for people on Government support – such as pensioners and the unemployed

5%

13%

39%

16%

23%

5%

-21

Your personal financial situation

6%

16%

42%

15%

16%

4%

-9

Under a Liberal Government, respondents though that the economy overall (+10) and company profits (+25) would be better.

However they were more likely to think that workers rights and conditions (-22), benefits for people on Government support  (-21), the environment (-14), interest rates (-12), job security (-12), public services, health services (-11) and the cost of living (-10) would all be worse. 22% think their own financial situation will be better, 31% think it will be worse and 42% much the same.

Liberals ready to govern

Feb 25, 2013

Q. Do you think the Liberal Party led by Tony Abbott has shown it has the policies and leadership to be ready to govern?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Liberals are ready to govern

36%

6%

72%

4%

Liberals are not ready to govern

45%

82%

12%

79%

Don’t know

19%

13%

16%

17%

36% think that the Liberal Party has the policies and leadership to be ready to govern and 45% think they do not. 72% of Liberal/National voters think they are ready to govern.

41% of men and 32% of women think they are ready to govern.

Better Prime Minister

Feb 11, 2013

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott?

 

5
Jul
10

14
Mar
11

14 June

12 Sept

12 Dec

12 Mar 12

12
Jun

10 Sept

10 Dec

14
Jan
13

11
Feb

Vote
ALP

Vote Lib

Vote Greens

Julia Gillard

53%

44%

41%

36%

39%

40%

37%

40%

43%

42%

39%

82%

5%

69%

Tony Abbott

26%

33%

36%

40%

35%

37%

37%

37%

34%

33%

37%

6%

75%

6%

Don’t know

21%

23%

24%

24%

26%

23%

26%

24%

23%

24%

24%

12%

20%

25%

39% (down 3%) believe Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 37% (up 4%) prefer Tony Abbott.

Men prefer Tony Abbott 41%/38% and women prefer Julia Gillard 39%/33%.

Will the Coalition deliver a surplus

Feb 5, 2013

Q. Do you think that if Tony Abbott and Coalition win the next election, they will deliver a budget surplus in their first year of Government?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Probably will deliver a surplus

19%

10%

31%

14%

Probably won’t deliver a surplus

60%

74%

52%

66%

Don’t know

20%

16%

18%

20%

60% think that if Tony Abbott and Coalition win the next election, they probably won’t deliver a budget surplus in their first year of Government and 19% think they probably will.

A majority of all demographic and voter groups (including Liberal/National voters) think the Coalition will probably not deliver a surplus in their first year if elected.

Better Prime Minister

Jan 14, 2013

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott?

 

5 Jul 2010

14 Mar 2011

14 June

12 Sept

12 Dec

12 Mar 2012

12 Jun

10 Sept

10 Dec

14 Jan 2013

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Julia Gillard

53%

44%

41%

36%

39%

40%

37%

40%

43%

42%

89%

5%

84%

Tony Abbott

26%

33%

36%

40%

35%

37%

37%

37%

34%

33%

1%

73%

3%

Don’t know

21%

23%

24%

24%

26%

23%

26%

24%

23%

24%

10%

22%

14%

42% (down 1%) believe Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 33% (down 1%) prefer Tony Abbott.

Men prefer Julia Gillard 39%/38% and women prefer Julia Gillard 46%/29%.

Leader Attributes – Tony Abbott

Jan 14, 2013

Q. Which of the following describe your opinion of the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott?

 

5 Jul 10

4 Oct 10

7 Feb 11

27 Jun 11

2 Apr 12

17 Sept 12

14 Jan 13

Change

Intelligent

70%

71%

64%

61%

56%

62%

64%

+2%

Hard-working

76%

78%

72%

75%

68%

67%

70%

+3%

A capable leader

47%

52%

48%

45%

41%

37%

43%

+6%

Arrogant

59%

60%

58%

60%

61%

63%

61%

-2%

Out of touch with ordinary people

57%

53%

54%

57%

54%

57%

54%

-3%

Understands the problems facing Australia

50%

53%

50%

48%

49%

43%

47%

+4%

Visionary

32%

31%

27%

27%

26%

29%

28%

-1%

Superficial

45%

49%

49%

51%

48%

-3%

Good in a crisis

40%

42%

41%

40%

36%

35%

39%

+4%

Narrow-minded

56%

53%

51%

54%

54%

59%

56%

-3%

More honest than most politicians

33%

32%

31%

32%

30%

27%

29%

+2%

Trustworthy

33%

35%

34%

32%

32%

30%

33%

+3%

Intolerant

53%

49%

-4%

Aggressive

59%

55%

-4%

Erratic

51%

51%

Abbott’s key attributes were hard-working (70%), intelligent (64%), arrogant (61%), narrow-minded (56%), aggressive (55%) and out of touch with ordinary people (54%).

Since September last year, Tony Abbott has improved his ratings a little on most positive attributes – the biggest shift being for a capable leader (+6%).

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