• NSW

Turnbull and Abbott’s own electorates both back renewable energy target

New polling conducted by ReachTEL for The Australia Institute of the electorates represented by Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott reveals very strong support for increasing and not cutting Australia’s renewable energy target.

57% of Tony Abbott’s constituents oppose his proposal to cut the RET. 59% of Malcolm Turnbull’s electorate oppose the cut while just 28% support it.

Increasing Australia’s renewable energy target to 50% by 2030 enjoys high support amongst those surveyed in Warringah and Wentworth. 61% of respondents in the Prime Minister’s seat support the increase, and just 26% oppose; while 56% of Tony Abbott’s electorate support increasing the RET to 50% by 2030,with 28% opposed.

Polling Results (723 in Warringah, 750 residents of Wentworth conducted 1 February 2017):

Warringah

Question: Do you support former Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s proposal to cut the renewable energy target?

 

Total

Female

Male

18 – 34

35 – 50

51 – 65

65+

Support

28.6%

22.8%

35.1%

21.7%

24.0%

27.4%

34.7%

Oppose

56.6%

58.3%

54.7%

75.0%

61.1%

57.3%

48.4%

Undecided

14.8%

18.9%

10.2%

3.3%

15.0%

15.3%

16.9%

Question: Do you support increasing Australia’s renewable energy target to 50% by 2030?

 

Total

Female

Male

18 – 34

35 – 50

51 – 65

65+

Support

55.9%

62.2%

48.8%

76.7%

67.3%

56.9%

42.1%

Oppose

28.4%

19.7%

38.0%

16.7%

23.2%

27.4%

35.6%

Undecided

15.8%

18.1%

13.2%

6.7%

9.5%

15.7%

22.3%

Question: Do you think increasing Australia’s renewable energy target would?

 

Total

Female

Male

18 – 34

35 – 50

51 – 65

65+

create jobs in Australia

45.4%

46.6%

44.2%

56.7%

51.5%

46.2%

37.9%

Reduce jobs in Australia

20.5%

13.7%

28.1%

18.3%

18.6%

20.9%

22.2%

Neither reduce or increase jobs

34.1%

39.7%

27.8%

25.0%

29.9%

32.9%

39.9 


Wentworth

Question: Do you support former Prime Minister Tony Abbott proposal to cut the renewable energy target?

 

Total

Female

Male

18 – 34

35 – 50

51 – 65

65+

Support

28.1%

24.2%

32.2%

35.1%

24.1%

19.0%

34.4%

Oppose

58.9%

59.7%

58.1%

64.9%

65.0%

60.1%

40.9%

Undecided

12.9%

16.1%

9.7%

0.0% 

11.0%

20.9%

24.7

Question: Do you support increasing Australia’s renewable energy target to 50% by 2030?

 

Total

Female

Male

18 – 34

35 – 50

51 – 65

65+

Support

60.9%

64.2%

57.6%

77.2%

62.4%

58.6%

39.6%

Oppose

25.6%

18.7%

32.7%

22.8%

24.1%

21.0%

35.7%

Undecided

13.5%

17.1%

9.7%

0.0% 

13.5%

20.4%

24.7%

Question: Do you think increasing Australia’s renewable energy target would?

 

Total

Female

Male

18 – 34

35 – 50

51 – 65

65+

create jobs in Australia

43.0%

48.8%

37.0%

41.1%

50.6%

44.6%

32.7%

Reduce jobs in Australia

19.7%

14.7%

24.9%

25.2%

15.2%

17.8%

20.9%

Neither reduce or increase jobs

37.3%

36.5%

38.1%

33.7%

34.2%

37.6%

46.4%