A recent poll has found that more than 60 per cent of people living in the Central West think politicians don’t care enough about regional Australia, with another 30.9 per cent believing they don’t care about regional areas at all.
The findings come from the Fairfax Regional online poll Election 2013: Hot or Not?, in which 267 Central West residents had their say.
Of the 267 respondents, only 20 people believed that politicians cared and were doing enough about regional Australia.
When asked which party cared the most about regional areas, nearly 60 per cent of respondents chose the Coalition.
The Coalition remained popular across the region with 151 respondents to the survey saying they would give them their vote come September.
In the last election 128 respondents said they voted for the Coalition.
Over in the seat of Parkes, covering Dubbo and Mudgee, the responses were similar to those given at the last election.
Sixty-five respondents answered the question with 38 saying they would vote for the coalition and 13 saying they would vote for Labor during this year’s election.
This was a change of 37 votes to the Coalition last election and 16 to Labor.
The rest of the respondents said they would vote for either an independent or the Greens this time around.
A further eight responses to the survey came from Wellington and Narromine.
Labor focused answers were given from Wellington residents with 80 per cent saying they voted Labor last election and would vote the same way again this time.
All the Wellington respondents also believed that Labor was better suited to manage health, education, the economy and taxes and the environment.
In the seat of Calare, Bathurst and Orange respondents gave more votes to the Coalition with 90 people saying they would vote that way in September, up from 75 in the last election.
Votes for Labor are also on the decline across the two towns with 55 people voting Labor in the last election and 43 saying they would vote that way this year.
To read the nationwide results from the Election 2013: Hot or not? poll click here.