Essential Research – 3 October 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Elections, Opinion Polls,

The latest Essential Poll published Tuesday 26 September had Labor leading the Coalition by 53 to 47 per cent on the two-party preferred measure, from 52 to 48 per cent the previous week, 54 to 46 per cent two weeks earlier and 53 to 47 per cent four weeks earlier.

This compares with the official (Australian Electoral Commission) two-party preferred result for the 2 July 2016 election of 50.37 to 49.63 per cent (Coalition ahead).

The Coalition’s primary vote was 37 per cent, from 38 per cent the previous week, 36 per cent two weeks and 37 per cent four weeks earlier. (2016 election – 42.04 per cent)

Labor’s primary vote was 37 per cent, from 36 per cent one week earlier, 37 per cent two weeks and 36 per cent four weeks earlier. (2016 election – 34.73 per cent).

The Greens were 10 per cent (10, 10, 10 per cent, 2016 election – 10.23 per cent)

Nick Xenophon Team was 3 per cent (3, 2, 3 per cent).

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation was 7 per cent (8, 9, 8 per cent).

Others/Independents were 6 per cent (5, 6, 6 per cent, 2016 election – 13.1 per cent).

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