Budget Statements

May 16, 2017

Q. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements about the Federal budget that was handed down on Tuesday 9th May?

  Total agree Total disagree   Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don’t know  
This budget is more about improving the Government’s popularity than improving the economy 51% 27%   19% 32% 23% 4% 21%
This budget favours businesses over workers 48% 28%   16% 32% 24% 4% 24%
Overall, the budget is fair and balanced 43% 38%   6% 37% 27% 11% 19%
This budget does not do enough to reduce the deficit 41% 31%   10% 31% 27% 4% 27%
This was the budget Australia needs at this time 39% 36%   8% 31% 26% 10% 25%

More people agreed than disagreed with each statement about the budget.

The most widely agreed with statement was that the budget is more about improving the Government’s popularity than improving the economy (51% agree). 66% of ALP voters agreed with this statement, as did 64% of other party/independent voters, compared to 37% of Liberal/National voters.

The least widely agreed with statement was that this was the budget Australia needs at this time, with 39% agreement. 43% of men agreed with this statement, compared to only 34% of women. 51% of those aged 65+ agreed, compared to 38% of those aged 18-24.

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