Hume poll: Liberal primary vote drops, voters support more action on climate, not less

The Australia Institute commissioned ReachTEL to poll the federal seat of Hume (690 respondents) on the evening of 10 September.

Key Findings:

  • Liberal primary vote crashes to 39.7% (down from 53.83 at 2016 federal election)
  • 47.8% think the National Energy Guarantee should include an emissions reduction target (39.3% No)
  • 63.7% support a moratorium on building new coal mines (26.3% oppose)
  • 67.4% support the Morrison government reviewing the Adani coal mine’s environmental approval
  • 42.3% think the Government’s target of 26-28% should be increased (29.4% kept the same, 22.5% reduced)

“Voters in rural electorates, just like the population overall, are not enamored with coal and they want more action on climate change, not less,” said Ben Oquist, Executive Director of The Australia Institute.

“Properly integrating climate and energy policy is needed if Australia is to have a reliable and affordable electricity into the future.”

A moratorium on new coal mines would mean Australia would stop building new coal mines and expanding existing ones. However, existing mines would continue to operate under their current approvals. Do you support or oppose a moratorium on building new coal mines? 

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Strongly support

34.4%

34.2%

34.6%

33.3%

27.8%

40.1%

32.7%

Support

29.3%

30.5%

28.1%

16.7%

29.1%

23.2%

33.5%

Oppose

18.6%

18.9%

18.3%

22.2%

22.8%

15.0%

19.7%

Strongly oppose

7.7%

4.2%

11.2%

11.1%

12.7%

11.1%

4.4%

Not sure

10.0%

12.1%

7.7%

16.7%

7.6%

10.6%

9.6%

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