30 April – 1 May

COALITION CONTINUE TO SLIDE

Support for the Coalition continues to slide as the first Budget for the new Government approaches. So far, the Coalition has been unable to convince voters of the need for austerity and there is widespread opposition to some of the revenue saving measures being proposed in the Budget.

Primary Vote

Election Sept 2013 28/30 Mar 2014 30 Apr/1 May 2014
Coalition 45.5% 43% 39%
Labor Party 33.4% 37% 37%
The Greens 8.7% 10% 11%
Palmer United Party 5.5% 4% 6%
Another party or independent 6.9% 6% 7%

9% 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 28/30 Mar 2014 30 Apr/1 May 2014
Coaltion 53.5% 50% 48%
Labor Party 46.5% 50% 52%

Deficit levy

Supporters
Total Labor Coalition
Yes 72% 90% 52%
No 21% 6% 41%
Uncommitted 7% 4% 7%

Thinking now about the federal Budget. One option to raise revenue would be a deficit levy. This would be a short-term tax on incomes above $80,000 a year. Given that Tony Abbott announced before the election that there would be no new taxes, if the Government was to introduce this deficit levy in the Budget would you consider this a broken promise?

Pension age

Supporters
Total Labor Coalition
In favour 21% 13% 34%
Opposed 69% 81% 57%
Uncommitted 10% 6% 9%

Are you in favour or opposed to lifting the pension age to 70 years?

Medicare co-payment

Supporters
Total Labor Coalition
In favour 35% 25% 54%
Opposed 55% 67% 36%
Uncommitted 10% 8% 10%

Are you in favour or opposed to a $6 co-payment for bulk-billed GP visits?

Paid parental leave

Supporters
Total Labor Coalition
Yes 23% 23% 26%
No 65% 67% 62%
Uncommitted 12% 10% 12%

In your opinion, should Tony Abbott proceed with the Paid Parental Leave scheme in the current budgetary environment?

These surveys were conducted by Galaxy Research. The most recent survey was administered by a combination of online and telephone interviews between 30 April and 1 May 2014. The results are based on the opinions of 1,391 voters. The data has been weighted and projected to reflect the Australian population.


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