28/30 Jan 2015

SUPPORT FOR THE COALITION SLUMPS

Support for the Coalition has slumped following Tony Abbott’s ‘Captains pick’ in awarding Prince Philip a knighthood in the Australia Day Honours List. The widespread opposition to awarding Australia’s highest honour to a member of the British royal family has had a significant impact on the standing of Tony Abbott and his Coalition government.

Primary Vote

Election Sept 2013 30 Sept/2 Oct 2014 2/4 Dec 2014 28/30 Jan 2015
Coalition 45.5% 42% 38% 36%
Labor Party 33.4% 36% 41% 43%
The Greens 8.7% 12% 11% 11%
Palmer United Party 5.5% 4% 4% 3%
Another party or an independent candidate 6.9% 6% 6% 7%

8% uncommitted or refused excluded

If a federal election for the house of representatives was held today, which one of the following would you vote for?

Two party preferred

Election Sept 2013 30 Sept/2 Oct 2014 2/4 Dec 2014 28/30 Jan 2015
Coalition 53.5% 49% 45% 43%
Labor Party 46.5% 51% 55% 57%

Better Prime Minister

28/30 Nov 2014 Supporters
23/25 July 2014 Total Coalition Labor
Tony Abbott 35% 27% 68% 6%
Bill Shorten 41% 44% 9% 76%
Uncommitted 24% 29% 23% 18%

Which one of the following do you believe would make the better Prime Minister?

Prince Philips knighthood

Supporters
Total Coalition Labor
Approve 14% 26% 7%
Disapprove 70% 55% 83%
Uncommitted 16% 19% 10%

Do you approve or disapprove of the decision by Tony Abbott to award a knighthood to the Queen’s husband, Prince Philip?

These surveys were conducted by Galaxy Research. The most recent survey was administered by a combination of online and telephone interviews between 28-30 January 2015. The results are based on the opinions of 1,452 voters. The data has been weighted and projected to reflect the Australian population.


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