June, 2012

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What Australians Believe

, Jun 11, 2012

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Australian economic beliefs and our perceptions on the role of government
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How Australian Pollsters lean

, Nov 08, 2011

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Comparing Australian pollsters and their relative partisan leans
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Essential Report bucks the trend

, Aug 17, 2010

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This week’s Essential Report comes in with the Coalition leading on the primaries 44 (up 2)/ 39 (down 2), washing out into a two party preferred of 51/49 to Labor – a 1 point gain to the Coalition since last week. The Greens are steady on 10, while the broad “Others” are down 1 to […]
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Gender shifts and voter churn

, Aug 11, 2010

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Monday’s Essential Report had its usual Approval Ratings and Better PM questions that we quickly mentioned last post, but it’s worth having a closer squiz at the way the gender breakdowns have been tracking. First up, the approvals:
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Essential and the whiff of 2004.

, Aug 10, 2010

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This week’s Essential Report comes in with the primaries running 42/41 to the Coalition, washing out into a two party preferred of 52/48 to Labor. That’s a three point gain to the Coalition and a 1 point gain to Labor on the primaries over the last week, making for a Greens vote declining from 13 […]
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Essential Report and voting reasons

, Aug 03, 2010

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This week’s Essential Report comes in with the primaries running  40 (down 1)/ 39 (steady) to Labor, washing out into a two party preferred of 54/46 the same way – a 1 point gain to the Coalition since last week. The Greens are steady on 13 while the broad “Others” are up a point to […]
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Essential Report, voting issues and the values card

, Jul 19, 2010

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This week’s Essential Report comes in with the primaries running 41 (steady)/ 39 (up 1) to Labor, washing out into a two party preferred of 55/45 the same way – unchanged since last week. The Greens are steady on 13, while the broad “Others” are down 1 to 5. This comes from a rolling two […]
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Essential Report – Gillard Attributes

, Jul 05, 2010

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This week’s Essential Report comes in with the primaries running 42/39 to Labor (steady), washing out into a two party preferred of 54/46 the same way – unchanged since last week. The Greens are on 11 (up 2), while the broad Others are down 2 to come in on 8. This comes from a rolling […]
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Analysing the Soft Vote

, Jun 23, 2010

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Since the beginning of May, Essential Report has been asking their poll respondents about the firmness of their vote –  a valuable addition to the matrix of polling information we can use, as it gives us a measure of sensitivity in the strength of the primary vote levels of each party. The responses show some […]
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Essential Report – Leaders Leaders Leaders Edition

, Jun 21, 2010

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This week’s Essential Report comes in with the primaries showing the Coalition down 1 to 40, the ALP up 3 to 38, the Greens down 3 to 11 and the broad “Others” up 1 to 10. This washes out into a two party preferred of 52/48 to Labor, a one point gain to the red […]
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Public perceptions of media, bias and accuracy

, Jun 17, 2010

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This week’s Essential Report had an interesting set of questions on public perceptions of influence and trust as they apply to a number of various groups in Australia, one being the media. That got me thinking about public perceptions of the media more generally, so today we’ll have a quick squiz at the polling data […]
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Essential Report – our ignorance on asylum seeker numbers

, Jun 07, 2010

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This week’s Essential Report comes in with the primaries running Coalition down 1 to 40, ALP down 2 to 37, washing out into a two party preferred of 52/48 to Labor – a one point Labor gain since last week. The Greens are on 12 (up 3) while the broad Others are steady on 10. […]
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Essential Report – Big look at IR

, May 31, 2010

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This week’s Essential Report comes in with the primary votes running to the Coalition (steady) on 41 and Labor down 1 to 39, washing out into a two party preferred of 51/49 to Labor – a one point gain to the Coalition since last week. The Greens are down 1 to 9 while the broad […]
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Leaders attributes and the vote

, May 25, 2010

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As you may remember, Essential Report runs a semi-regular set of questions that measure public perceptions on various attributes of political leaders – from positive attributes like Trust and Visionary through to negative attributes like Arrogant and Superficial. Over the last two and a half years, the following question has been asked 6 times about […]
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Essential Report – Trust and RSPT

, May 24, 2010

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This week’s Essential Report comes in with the primaries running 41 (Coalition down 2)/ 40 (ALP up 2), washing out into a two party preferred of 52/48 to Labor – a 2 point gain to the ALP over the last week. The Greens are steady on 10, while the broad “Others” are steady on 9. […]
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Essential Report – consensus edition

, May 17, 2010

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This week’s Essential Report comes in with the primaries running 38 (up 1)/ 43 (up 1) to the Coalition, washing out into a two party preferred of 50/50 – unchanged from last week, giving is a bit of a consensus with today’s polls. The Greens are on 10 (down 1), while the broad “Others” are […]
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Essential Report – Joining the 50/50 club

, May 10, 2010

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This week’s Essential Report comes in with the primaries running 42 (up 3) /37 (down 3) to the Coalition, washing out into a two party preferred of 50/50 – a 3 point gain to the Blue team. The Greens are steady on 11 while the broad “Others” are steady on 10. This comes from a […]
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Essential Report – approvals, promises and the ETS

, May 03, 2010

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This week’s Essential Report comes in with the primaries running 40 (down 2)/ 39 (steady) to Labor, washing out into a two party preferred of 53/47 the same way – a one point gain to the Coalition since last week. The Greens on 11 (up 2), while the broad “Others” are steady on 10. This […]
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Essential Report – Foreign Policy and Budget Edition

, Apr 12, 2010

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This week’s Essential Report comes in with the primaries running 41 (down 2) / 40 (up 1) to Labor, washing out into a two party preferred of 54/46 the same way – no change from last week. The Greens are on 11 (up 1), while the broad “Others” are on 8 (down 2). This comes […]
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Essential Report – Stimpak Support

, Mar 29, 2010

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This week’s Essential Report comes in with the primaries running 43 (down 2)/ 39 (up 1) to Labor, washing out into a two party preferred of 54/46 the same way – a two point increase to the Coalition. The Greens and the broad “Others” are unchanged on 9 a piece. This comes from a rolling […]