Hasluck is a marginal division; the suburban northern and southern areas of the division favour the Labor Party; the remainder of the division is less urbanised and favours the Liberal Party. The division changed hands between the Labor Party and Liberal Party at the first four elections it was contested. At the 2013 federal election there was a swing towards the incumbent Liberal member Ken Wyatt, breaking this pattern. Wyatt is the first Indigenous Australian member of the House of Representatives.
Based on WA federal polling indicating a large nine percent two-party swing to Labor since the last election, several WA seats including Hasluck would be won by Labor at the 2016 federal election.