Descriptions of the budget

May 15, 2018

 Q. Which of the following terms do you think describe the budget?

  Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Income less than $600 pw $600-1,000 pw $1,000-1,500 pw
In the national interest 53% 39% 81% 36% 34%   47% 55% 57%
Responsible 52% 40% 80% 33% 31%   39% 55% 56%
Competent 48% 33% 71% 34% 40%   40% 49% 55%
Disappointing 48% 62% 25% 61% 66%   65% 48% 46%
Fair 47% 34% 71% 33% 36%   31% 48% 54%
Wasteful 37% 48% 19% 50% 50%   53% 30% 36%
Visionary 31% 26% 44% 16% 24%   24% 27% 36%
Reckless 30% 39% 15% 37% 41%   41% 29% 26%

However, they were more strongly of the view that the budget was not wasteful, reckless or visionary.Respondents were fairly evenly divided over whether the budget was in the national interest, responsible, competent disappointing and fair.

Those earning less than $600 pw were most negative about the budget with 65% agreeing it was disappointing and only 31% thinking it was fair.

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