Economy heading in right or wrong direction

Dec 20, 2016

Q. From what you have read and heard, do you think the Australian economy is heading in the right direction or the wrong direction?

  Total

 

  Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   May 2010 May 2011 Jun 2012 Apr 2013 Apr 2014 May 2015 Jul 2016 Sep 2016
The right direction 26%   18% 50% 11% 11%   51% 45% 43% 36% 39% 35% 33% 33%
The wrong direction 45%   54% 24% 62% 64%   25% 29% 32% 39% 34% 40% 35% 36%
Don’t know 29%   27% 25% 27% 25%   24% 25% 25% 25% 26% 25% 31% 31%

26% (down 7% since September) of respondents think that Australia’s economy is heading in the right direction and 45% (up 9%) think it is heading in the wrong direction. This is the most negative result for this question over the past 6 years.

18% (down 8%) of Labor voters, 50% (down 2%) of Liberal/National voters and 11% (down 15%) of Greens voters think the economy is heading in the right direction. 54% (up 9%) of Labor voters, 24% (up 2%) of Liberal/National voters and 62% (up 22%) of Greens voters think it is heading in the wrong direction.

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