Confidence in Economy

May 15, 2018

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   2017
Total more confident 28%   17% 55% 10% 14%   27%
Total less confident 23%   34% 5% 40% 38%   29%
A lot more confident 7%   6% 14% 2% 3%   5%
A little more confident 21%   11% 41% 8% 11%   22%
Makes no difference 36%   38% 34% 40% 37%   33%
A little less confident 11%   15% 4% 16% 17%   15%
A lot less confident 12%   19% 1% 24% 21%   14%
Don’t know 12%   11% 7% 10% 11%   11%

28% said the budget makes them feel more confident in the Government’s ability to manage the economy and 23% say it makes them feel less confident. Again, this represents a slightly more positive response than last year – +1 for more confidence and -6 for less confidence.

36% say it makes no difference.

55% of Liberal National voters say if makes them more confident compared to 17% of Labor voters and 10% of Greens voters.

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