Exit polling shows anti-gas campaigners missed the mark

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Australian federal election poll summary - 7 September 2013

The Greens & the Katter Party campaigned heavily on natural gas issues: as did some ALP candidates in surveyed seats.

For some time, they have tried to tell Australia that natural gas development will be a key election issue and they tried to make this election a referendum on this issue.

To that end – the natural gas industry undertook this exit poll to test the credibility of their strategy.

Findings

Spontaneous issues driving vote (Pg. 5-6 in attached):

  • Partisan opinions of the parties & leaders
  • The economy
  • Immigration
  • Natural Gas issues scored ZERO per cent – even in the many seats polled which possessed anti-csg/anti-gas attention from both major & minor party candidates.

Prompted issues driving vote (Pg. 7):

The top issues (when voters were prompted) were:

  • The state of the economy
  • Cost of living, inc. the Carbon Tax
  • Immigration & asylum seekers
  • Education
  • Health
  • Policy costings & spending

Even when voters were prompted, natural gas issues scored ZERO per cent

Attachment: Federal election day poll 7 September 2013 summary