Budget Impact

May 16, 2017

Q. In general, do you think the Federal Budget, will be good or bad for?

  Total good Total bad   Very good Good Neither good nor bad Bad Very bad Don’t know
People who are well off 51% 5%   22% 29% 30% 4% 1% 14%
Australian business 45% 8%   9% 36% 32% 7% 1% 16%
The economy overall 38% 17%   6% 32% 31% 13% 4% 14%
First home-buyers 31% 18%   5% 26% 36% 10% 8% 14%
Australian families 25% 32%   3% 22% 31% 24% 8% 12%
Older Australians 25% 30%   3% 22% 31% 21% 9% 14%
Job seekers 23% 30%   4% 19% 34% 20% 10% 12%
Average working people 22% 36%   3% 19% 30% 25% 11% 12%
Primary/secondary students 21% 24%   3% 18% 39% 17% 7% 16%
People on lower incomes 20% 41%   4% 16% 27% 24% 17% 12%
You personally 18% 32%   4% 14% 39% 21% 11% 11%
University students 12% 49%   3% 9% 26% 30% 19% 13%

 

51% thought that the budget would be good for people who are well off. Only 43% of Liberal/National voters thought this, compared to 67% of Greens voters and 63% of ALP voters.

Only 12% thought that the budget would be good for University students. 22% of Liberal/National voters thought the budget would be good for University students, compared to 6% of ALP voters and 8% of Greens voters.

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