
ALP LIB


Overall Left/Right

Eco Left/Right

NonEco Left/Right

Overall Left/Right

Eco Left/Right

NonEco Left/Right

1993

31

25

60

12

42

17

1996

21

16

49

20

44

2

1998

33

0

81

28

51

12

2001

28

11

50

9

51

11

2004

34

56

52

9

68

37

Means

29.4

21.6

58.4

15.6

51.2

15

Average Deviation
from Mean

3.9

15.1

9.7

6.7

6.7

9.6

Scores according to the MRG Manifesto Analysis, representing positions on the
MRG 100 to +100 Left to Right Ideology Scale (with the exception of the average deviation figures which reflect distances rather than positions).
(AES) n refers to the median score on the Australian Election Study question In politics, people sometimes talk about the left and the right . Where would you place yourself on a scale from 0 to 10, where 0 means the left and 10 means the right? [The 1993 AES scale was from 1 to 10].
n (MRG) refers to the AES n converted to a 100 to +100 scale.
Median Economic Positions for All Surveyed Voters (Australian Election Studies)
n (RL) refers to the median position on a five point scale where 1 represents far ideological Right and 5 far ideological Left
n (LR) refers to the median position on a five point scale where 1 represents far ideological Left and 5 far ideological Right
n (MRG) refers to the AES averaged median converted to the 100 to +100 LeftRight scale.
Median Economic Positions for Surveyed Voters who identify with the LABOR PARTY (Australian Election Studies)
n (RL) refers to the median position on a five point scale where 1 represents far ideological Right and 5 far ideological Left
n (LR) refers to the median position on a five point scale where 1 represents far ideological Left and 5 far ideological Right
n (MRG) refers to the AES averaged median converted to the 100 to +100 LeftRight scale.
Median Economic Positions for Surveyed Voters who identify with the LIBERAL PARTY (Australian Election Studies)
n (RL) refers to the median position on a five point scale where 1 represents far ideological Right and 5 far ideological Left
n (LR) refers to the median position on a five point scale where 1 represents far ideological Left and 5 far ideological Right
n (MRG) refers to the AES averaged median converted to the 100 to +100 LeftRight scale.