5-7 March 2013

SUPPORT FOR FEDERAL LABOR SLIDES FURTHER

Support for federal Labor has slid further and the majority of voters now believe that Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party represent a credible alternative government that is capable of running the country.

Primary Vote

Election Aug 2010 29-30 Nov 2012 1-3 Feb 2013 5-7 Mar 2013
Labor Party 38.0% 34% 35% 32%
Coalition 43.6% 48% 48% 48%
The Greens 11.8% 11% 10% 11%
Another Party or an independent candidate 6.6% 7% 7% 9%

6% uncommitted or refused excluded

Thinking about federal politics. 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 Aug 2010 29-30 Nov 2012 1-3 Feb 2013 5-7 Mar 2013
Labor Party 50.1% 46% 46% 45%
Coalition 49.9% 54% 54% 55%

 

Labor Leadership

Supporters
Total Labor Coalition
Stick with Julia Gillard 32% 48% 25%
Dump Julia Gillard for Kevin Rudd 26% 29% 22%
Or, elect a fresh face such as Bill Shorten or Greg Combet 33% 18% 42%
Uncommitted 9% 5% 11%

In your opinion, what should Labor do about the leadership of the party?

Tony Abbott Ready To Govern

Supporters
Total Labor Coalition
Would be ready 59% 35% 85%
Not ready 36% 63% 13%
Uncommitted 5% 2% 2%

If Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party were to win the next federal election do you believe they would or would not be ready to govern the country?

These surveys were conducted by Galaxy Research. The most recent survey was administered on 5-7 March 2013. The results are based on the opinions of 1,010 voters. The data has been weighted and projected to reflect the Australian population.


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