Last weekend’s multi-mode Morgan Poll shows support for the L-NP down to 56.5% (down 2.5% since March 29 — April 1, 2013) cf. ALP 43.5% (up 2.5%) on a two-party preferred basis.
The L-NP primary vote is 46.5% (down 2.5%) still clearly ahead of the ALP 31% (up 1%). Among the minor parties Greens support is 10% (down 1%) and Independents/ Others are 12.5% (up 2.5%).
Last week’s strong showing by the L-NP (59%) cf. ALP (41%) on a two-party preferred basis came after significant leadership tensions in the Government, and this week’s swing back to the ALP (although still a long way behind) suggests that leadership tensions have now dissipated.
If a Federal Election were held today the L-NP would easily win the election according to today’s multi-mode Morgan Poll on Federal voting intention conducted over the last few days, April 4-7, 2013 with an Australia-wide cross-section of 3,372 Australian electors aged 18+.
The Roy Morgan Government Confidence Rating has now risen to 101.5pts (up 3.5pts in a week) with 40.5% (down 1%) saying Australia is ‘heading in the right direction’ compared to 39% (down 4.5%) saying Australia is ‘heading in the wrong direction’.
Gary Morgan says:
“Today’s Morgan Poll shows the L-NP’s significant two-party preferred lead (56.5%, down 2.5%) over the ALP (43.5%, up 2.5%) cut as Prime Minister Julia Gillard led an important trade delegation to China beginning last Friday April 4, 2013.
“This is the first sign of improvement for the Gillard Government after the recent leadership tussle which resulted in a substantial ministerial re-shuffle, although no leadership change.
“The renewed tensions on the Korean Peninsula between North Korea and South Korea have also been in the news over the past week with the United States standing firmly behind its ally. The Morgan Poll has shown over many years that when international tensions are high, Australians traditionally rally to support the Government of the day. Today’s results also appear to back up this well-known trend.”
This multi-mode Morgan Poll on Federal voting intention was conducted over the last few days, April 4-7, 2013 with an Australia-wide cross-section of 3,372 Australian electors aged 18+, of all electors surveyed 1.5% (unchanged) did not name a party.: April 08, 2013
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