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Daniel Andrews ‘backs a loser’ by opposing the East-West Link

Finding No. 5798 – This special snap SMS Morgan Poll was conducted with a representative cross-section of 1,339 Victorian electors today, Friday September 12, 2014. They were asked “Regardless of who you intend to vote for at the State Election in November, should the construction of the East-West Tunnel link proceed?”

Victorian Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews is making a big mistake by pledging to ‘tear up the East-West Link tunnel contracts if elected’ according to Victorian electors, a special SMS Morgan Poll conducted today with 1,339 Victorian electors’ finds.

A clear majority of Victorian electors (63.5%) believe the East-West Link tunnel should proceed regardless of who they plan to vote for in November’s Victorian State Election; only 36.5% oppose the multi-billion dollar infrastructure project. There is no difference between Victorians living in Melbourne and those living in country Victoria on the question.

Analysis by Voting Preference

Analysing the results by voting preference shows almost unanimous support for the project to proceed amongst Liberal voters (90% support cf. 10% oppose), and strong support from National voters (78% support cf. 22% oppose).

The issue splits ALP supporters down the middle – a bare majority (51.5%) oppose the project proceeding while only slightly fewer (48.5%) support the project.

However, Andrews’ stance finds strong support from Greens voters with 72.5% opposed to the East-West Link compared to only 27.5% supporting the project.

Analysis by Gender

Both genders show strong support for the project – however men are slightly stronger supporters of East-West link proceeding – 66% support cf. 34% oppose, while 61% of women support the project and 39% oppose.

Analysis by Age

Analysing support for the East-West Link by age shows all age groups in support of the project – although support of the project is weakest amongst the young (those aged 18-34). Support is strongest amongst those aged 35-64 while older Victorians (65+) are also strong supporters.

18-24yr olds (56.5% support cf. 43.5% opposed); 25-34yr olds (57.5% support cf. 42.5% opposed); 35-49yr olds (67.5% support cf. 32.5% opposed); 50-64yr olds (67.5% support cf. 32.5% opposed); 65+yr olds (62% support cf. 38% opposed).

Gary Morgan says:

“Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews has made a major blunder in making the East-West Link a key issue for the coming State Election. Most Victorian electors (63.5%) clearly want the East-West Link to proceed regardless of who they plan to vote for.”

Finding No. 5798 – This special snap SMS Morgan Poll was conducted with a representative cross-section of 1,339 Victorian electors today, Friday September 12, 2014. They were asked Regardless of who you intend to vote for at the State Election in November, should the construction of the East-West Tunnel link proceed?”

 

Question:

Victorian Electors were asked: “Regardless of who you intend to vote for at the State Election in November, should the construction of the East-West Tunnel link proceed?”

Voting Preference

 

Total
Victoria

Liberal

National

ALP

Greens

Other

Can’t say

 

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Yes

63.5

90

78

48.5

27.5

60

71.5

No

36.5

10

22

51.5

72.5

40

28.5

Total

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

Age & Gender

 

Total
Victoria

Gender

Age

Men

Women

18-24

25-34

35-49

50-64

65+

 

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Yes

63.5

66

61

56.5

57.5

67.5

67.5

62

No

36.5

34

39

43.5

42.5

32.5

32.5

38

Total

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

Region – Country/ City

 

 

Region

 

Total
Victoria

Melbourne

Rest of Victoria

 

%

%

%

Yes

63.5

63.5

63.5

No

36.5

36.5

36.5

Total

100

100

100


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