The AFR / Freshwater Strategy poll, conducted 16-18 December, puts Anthony Albanese’s Labor Party on a Primary vote of 37%, up 4pts since May 2022.
The Coalition’s (Liberals and Nationals) Primary vote is up 1pt since the Federal election in May, to 37%. The Greens’ Primary is unchanged (12%), while One Nation and United Australia are both down since May.
On a two-party preferred basis, Labor achieves 48%, the Liberals and Nationals on 41%. Excluding those who said that they were undecided (%), places Labor on 54%, up 2pts since the Federal election.
Issue agenda & issue management
When asked what they thought the most important issues facing Australia at this time were, almost three quarters of voters (71%) said the cost and standard of living. This is followed by housing and accommodation (40%), health and social care (40%), and then managing the economy (37%).
Leadership and approval
When asked who they would prefer to be Prime Minister, 55% chose Anthony Albanese, and 29% chose Liberal leader Peter Dutton. 12% chose neither.
An article by The Australian Financial Review, featuring these results, can be found here.
Freshwater Strategy interviewed a representative sample of 1,209 adults eligible to vote living in Australia, online, on 16-18 December 2022. Data are weighted. The margin of error for top-line results is +/- 3%.
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