Dozens of seats declared as count rolls on

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The results in more than 40 seats up for grabs at the federal election are about to be formally declared.

The Australian Electoral Commission has listed 44 seats in the 151-seat lower house due to be formalised by the close of business on Thursday, with a further 12 on Friday.

Labor remains on track to hold 77 seats in the 47th parliament, with the coalition holding 58, the Greens four, Centre Alliance and Katter's Australian Party one each and 10 independents.

The declarations come as a study by SEC Newgate showed 28 per cent of Labor voters at the May 21 poll cast a ballot for someone else in 2019, compared with 13 per cent of those who voted for the coalition.

However, 38 per cent of Greens voters were new supporters of the party.

This rose to 82 per cent of people who voted for independents this election.

The success of independents was considered a good thing by 52 per cent of Australians.

Asked about why they switched to voting independent, people cited:

* dislike or disillusion with the major parties;

* having a new voting option that wasn't previously there;

* dissatisfaction with Scott Morrison;

* poor performance of the coalition government;

* wanting more action on climate change;

* and sending a message that local people and issues can't be taken for granted.

There were 1403 adult participants in the online survey.

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