Essential Research – September 2017

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

The latest Essential Poll published Tuesday 29 August had Labor leading the Coalition by 53 to 47 per cent on the two-party preferred measure, unchanged from the previous week, and from 54 to 46 per cent two weeks earlier and 52 to 48 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 37 per cent the previous week and two weeks earlier and 38 per cent four weeks earlier. (2016 election – 42.04 per cent)

Labor’s primary vote was 36 per cent, from 37 per cent one week earlier, 39 per cent two weeks and 36 per cent four weeks earlier. (2016 election – 34.73 per cent).

The Greens were 10 per cent (9, 9, 10 per cent, 2016 election – 10.23 per cent)

Nick Xenophon Team was 3 per cent (3, 2, 4 per cent).

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

Others/Independents were 6 per cent (6, 6, 4 per cent, 2016 election – 13.1 per cent).

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