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ScoMo vs Albo: Australians Want New Party Leaders Before 2022 Federal Election

ScoMo vs Albo Australians Want New Party Leaders Before 2022 Federal Election. Image Supplied via Comstock and Canva Pro.

The grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Australians want change, but don’t know who they want. 

Australia’s major party leaders go head-to-head to score a change in our government. The end result? Prime Minister Scott Morrison battles it out with leader of the Australian Labor Party Anthony Albanese.

‘We want a change, but we’re tied with who we want’ is exactly what Australians have said in a recent survey conducted by Hunter and Bligh. The Australian respondents are not happy with the leader of either major political party – Liberal/National Coalition Party and Labor Party – with voters having their hands tied in confusion saying that both Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the leader of the Opposition Anthony Albanese should be replaced before the next federal election set to be held in 2022.

Tied and placed equally, the survey found that more than half of Australians surveyed strongly agree that Mr Morrison and Mr Albanese should be replaced – 53.6 opting to can Prime Minister Scott Morrison and, much the same but slightly higher (54.8 per cent) voted for Australian Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese to be given the flick.

Unsurprisingly, 58.1 per cent of female voters believe that the Prime Minister should be replaced in comparison to the 51 per cent of male voters. However, when reversed, 56.1 per cent of male voters opted to ditch the Leader of the Opposition in comparison to less than half (47.6 per cent) of women.

However, fewer voters believe any change will actually take place, with less than four in 10 (36.2 per cent) saying they think a change at the top of the Liberal Party is likely before the next election, and 43.6 per cent of voters saying they think a change at the top of the Labor Party is likely.

So who would make the better Prime Minister of Australia?

51.9 per cent of Australians favour Mr Albanese in comparison to less than half (48.1 per cent) favouring
Mr Morrison.

Investigating further into the results, Australians aged over 60-years-old and above are tied equally at 29.8 per cent for both the Labor Party and the Liberal/National Coalition Party. For West Australians, taking the reign was the Labor Party by three in 10 (31.1 per cent) of respondents. Meanwhile, more than half (51.3 per cent) of our nations high income earners banking more than $150,000 have strongly said that the Labor Party is likely to receive their vote.

Although a date is yet to be set for Australia’s next federal election, 46 per cent of Australians believe the Liberal/National Coalition Party will win and 43.8 per cent of Australians believe that the Labor Party will win.

So who will be getting your vote at the federal election? Let us know your thoughts on our InstagramFacebook or Twitter now.

Data received by Hunter and Bligh and conducted by CoreData Research, a global specialist financial services research and strategy consultancy. The survey was conducted in June 2021 and received results from 1075 Australians.
Feature image: Supplied via Comstock and Canva Pro.
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