April 16, 2013

The Morgan Poll - Coalition maintains strong lead, despite ALP gain

By Roy Morgan Research

Last weekend’s multi-mode Morgan Poll shows support for the L-NP down to 55.5% (down 1% since April 4-7, 2013) cf. ALP 44.5% (up 1%) on a two-party preferred basis.
The L-NP primary vote is 47.5% (up 1%) still clearly ahead of the ALP 32% (up 1%). Among the minor parties Greens support is 10.5% (up 0.5%) and Independents/ Others are 10% (down 2.5%).

The Roy Morgan Government Confidence Rating has fallen slightly to 101pts (down 0.5pts in a week) with 41% (up 0.5%) saying Australia is ‘heading in the right direction’ compared to 40% (up 1%) saying Australia is ‘heading in the wrong direction’.

Gary Morgan says:
“Today’s Morgan Poll shows a second consecutive week of improvement for the Government, although the L-NP (55.5%, down 1%) still has a significant two-party preferred lead over the ALP (44.5%, up 1%) after Prime Minister Gillard’s successful trade negotiations with Australia’s largest trading partner China last week — Australia is set to become only the third country after the United States and Japan — to be able to freely convert its currency with the Chinese Yuan (the currency of China).
“Gillard’s announcement of the trade deal with China came as the Opposition launched its answer to the Government’s National Broadband Network (NBN). The Coalition plans a cut-down version of the NBN saving billions of dollars in infrastructure costs, although this also means the promised data download speeds will be slower than promised under the NBN.”

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Roy Morgan Research

Roy Morgan Research (est. 1941) is the only Australian-owned independent polling company not owned by a media organisation, and at the last federal election theirs was the most accurate of the four major polls.

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