Oz voters want three key Independents to support Labor to form minority government: Poll

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Canberra, Sept 4 (ANI): A majority, 37 percent of Australian voters want the three Independent MPs who will decide the shape of the minority government, Bob Katter, Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor, to support a Labor government led by Prime Minister Julia Gillard rather than joining the opposition coalition, according to a JWS poll.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, only 31 percent of voters want them to support the coalition led by Tony Abbott, while 26 per cent want another election.

The poll, however, found that if there were another election, the Coalition would lead on the primary vote by 44.9 percent to 35.4 percent, while the Greens would receive 13.8 percent.

Overall, this would represent an increase nationally in the Coalition's primary vote lead over Labor by 3.9 percentage points. The Coalition would lead on the two-party-preferred vote by 50.4 percent to 49.6 percent.

However, because of variations in each state, that would result at best in one Labor seat, Greenway in New South Wales, falling to the Liberals and a hung parliament.

The poll found 42 per cent felt a "Labor-Greens alliance" would be bad for the country but 43 per cent felt it would be good.

The three key Independents reportedly would not make their decision until they have finalised a document on parliamentary reforms and that could still take some days, but they do plan to decide early next week. (ANI)

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