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May 2014
May polling - the quants
Sunday, 25 May 2014 09:09 | Written by Graham Young

After weighting our sample for likely voting intentions there are some strong messages for both Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten. Voters are actually not impressed with either - a continuation of the trend from the last parliament.

 
Budget bad for Libs, great for Greens, not so good for Labor
Sunday, 25 May 2014 08:37 | Written by Graham Young

FPI 14 05 15 ThumbOur First Preference Index - a measure of how voting intention moves in our unweighted sample - shows the Greens being big winners from the budget.

 
Budget sinks, but budget measures float, while government is seen as uncaring
Sunday, 18 May 2014 22:17 | Written by Graham Young

As far as voters are concerned it would appear that this budget is worse than the sum of its parts.

Budget Approval Longitudinal 2014When asked about the budget in toto it is even less popular than Wayne Swan's "tough" 2012 budget. 57% disapprove of this budget compared to 50% who approved of his, although Swan's support at 35% was a little lower than Hockey's at 39%.