It’s time for the race that stops the nation. The federal election. And that other race that stops the nation, too.

Today, we thought we’d drilling down into data from Roy Morgan Research to see which politicians are the punters’ pals – to see how the race-going public votes and compare their voting intentions with people who chose other entertainment options.

Surprise, surprise. Our Roy Morgan Top 25 finds Victorians seem to like the races. New South Welshmen would rather go down to the RSL.

Crikey’s key seats – the 49 seats we believe will decide the federal election are marked with an asterisk.

More details are available from Electorate Profiles on the Roy Morgan Online Store.

Percentage of electors who have been to a racetrack in the past three months

Electorate

% of electors

2PP Pre-Rudd

2PP Post-Rudd

Melbourne (Vic)

14.02%

LNP 28%,
ALP 72%

LNP 23%,
ALP 77%

Murray (Vic)

11.21%

LNP 60%,
ALP 40%

LNP 61.5%,
ALP 38.5%

*McEwen (Vic)

11.14%

LNP 48.5%,
ALP 51.5%

LNP 44%,
ALP 56%

*Cowan (WA)

11.00%

LNP 49.5%,
ALP 50.5%

LNP 38%,
ALP 62%

Wannon (Vic)

10.93%

LNP 57.5%,
ALP 42.5%

LNP 48%,
ALP 52%

Percentage of electors who have been to a casino in the past three months

Electorate

% of electors

2PP Pre-Rudd

2PP Post-Rudd

*Solomon (NT)

25.39%

LNP 52%,
ALP 48%

LNP 35.5%,
ALP 64.5%

Lingiari (NT)

24.37%

LNP 51%,
ALP 49%

LNP 54.5%,
ALP 45.5%

*Bass (Tas)

22.19%

LNP 43%,
ALP 57%

LNP 45%,
ALP 55%

*Leichhardt (Qld)

20.99%

LNP 50%,
ALP 50%

LNP 43%,
ALP 57%

*Herbert (Qld)

20.44%

LNP 46%,
ALP 54%

LNP 37.5%,
ALP 62.5%

Percentage of electors who have been to a nightclub/disco in the past three months

Electorate

% of electors

2PP Pre-Rudd

2PP Post-Rudd

Melbourne (Vic)

23.38%

LNP 28%,
ALP 72%

LNP 23%,
ALP 77%

Reid (NSW)

19.64%

LNP 45.5%,
ALP 54.5%

LNP 39%,
ALP 61%

North Sydney
(NSW)

18.22%

LNP 58%,
ALP 42%

LNP 52.5%,
ALP 47.5%

*Herbert (Qld)

18.20%

LNP 46%,
ALP 54%

LNP 37.5%,
ALP 62.5%

Sydney (NSW)

18.11%

LNP 26.5%,
ALP 73.5%

LNP 20.5%,
ALP 79.5%

Percentage of electors who have been to an RSL, League or other club in the past three months

Electorate

% of electors

2PP
Pre-Rudd

2PP
Post-Rudd

*Robertson (NSW)

64.78%

LNP 49%,
ALP 51%

LNP 40.5%,
ALP 59.5%

Shortland (NSW)

58.45%

LNP 38%,
ALP 62%

LNP 43%,
ALP 57%

Hunter (NSW)

57.51%

LNP 38.5%,
ALP 61.5%

LNP 35%,
ALP 65%

Gilmore (NSW)

56.54%

LNP 50.5%,
ALP 49.5%

LNP 39%,
ALP 61%

Throsby (NSW)

56.09%

LNP 34.5%,
ALP 65.5%

LNP 27%,
ALP 73%

Pre Rudd polling covers January-Dec 2006; post Rudd January-June 2007.

Peter Fray

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