Confidence in Economy

May 16, 2017

Q. Does this budget make you feel more confident or less confident in the Government’s ability to manage the economy?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other  
Total more confident 27%   18% 48% 20% 17%  
Total less confident 29%   38% 12% 33% 44%  
A lot more confident 5%   3% 9% 4% 3%  
A little more confident 22%   15% 39% 16% 14%  
Makes no difference 33%   34% 33% 35% 35%  
A little less confident 15%   18% 9% 18% 20%  
A lot less confident 14%   20% 3% 15% 24%  
Don’t know 12%   10% 8% 11% 4%  

More people said that the budget made them less confident in the Government’s ability to manage the economy (29%) than said that it made them more confident (27%), although 33% said that it made no difference.

Those most likely to say that the budget made them more confident were Liberal/National voters (48%) and those aged over 65 (40%).

Those most likely to say that the budget made them less confident were other part/independent voters (44%), ALP voters (38%) and those aged 45-54 (36%).

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