In September last year, after the sacking of Tony Abbott as Prime Minister by the Liberal Party, and his replacement as Prime Minister with Malcolm Turnbull, The XYZ conducted a survey to determine how it would affect the voting patterns of Australians. With 1052 responses, it was determined that the votes won from voters who would not have voted for the Liberal Party with Abbott at the helm (23), were outweighed by those who would change their vote due to the sacking of Abbott (575).
A comparatively small number of people (53) said they would vote first for a conservative or Liberal-leaning party, but preference the Liberal Party over Labor or the Greens. This may be the most interesting question, and the most likely to change, as the range of minor party options on the right has become more clear. It will also be interesting to discover whether people intend to do the former, or to vote for conservative/Liberal-leaning party, while preferencing the Liberal Party last.
For this reason, one question in the previous poll has had its wording altered, from “I will never vote Liberal with that socialist Turnbull as Prime Minister,” to “I will vote for a conservative/Liberal-leaning party which more closely resembles my values, and preference the Liberal Party last to punish them for disloyalty.”
The XYZ is keen to learn how attitudes have either changed, or hardened, in the months since Abbott’s sacking, and people’s opinion of how Turnbull has performed. Let us know what you think in the comments section, and give your answer to The XYZ Viewer Poll, and let your voice be heard.
How will the sacking of Tony Abbott, and his replacement with Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister by the Liberal Party, affect your vote?
- I will vote for a conservative/Liberal-leaning party which more closely resembles my values, and preference the Liberal Party last to punish them for disloyalty. (44%, 308 Votes)
- I will vote for a conservative/Liberal leaning Party which more closely reflects my values, but give my first preference to the Liberal Party to ensure that Labor or the Greens do not win. (31%, 219 Votes)
- I will vote Liberal because I support the team, but with a heavy heart, and wary of Turnbull. (14%, 100 Votes)
- I hate the Liberal Party and everything it stands for. This makes no difference at all. F--- Turnbull. (5%, 35 Votes)
- Democracy is haram. All hail the Islamic State! (2%, 11 Votes)
- I admire many of Malcolm Turnbull's qualities, but will still not vote for the LNP, as there are left-wing alternatives which more closely match my principles. (2%, 11 Votes)
- I would not have voted for an Abbott-led Liberal Party. I think Malcolm Turnbull is great, and love seeing him on Q&A. Now that he is PM, the Liberal Party has my vote. (1%, 10 Votes)
- As a "small l" Liberal voter, I could not be happier. (0%, 3 Votes)
Total Voters: 697
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