Federal Budget

Jun 20, 2017

Q. Thinking about last month’s Federal budget, has the contents of the budget improved or worsened your overall perception of the Government?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other
Total improved 17%   15% 29% 13% 9%
Total worsened 30%   39% 15% 35% 51%
Much improved 4% 4% 6% 4% 3%
Slightly improved 13% 11% 23% 9% 6%
No difference 40% 39% 48% 42% 33%
Slightly worsened 18%   21% 11% 23% 28%
Much worsened 12%   18% 4% 12% 23%
Don’t know 13% 8% 8% 9% 8%

17% said the Federal budget had improved their overall perception of the Government, and 30% said it had worsened their perception.

Those most likely to say the Federal budget had improved their overall perception of the Government were Liberal/National voters (29%), 18-34 year olds (22%), and those earning over $104k/year (22%).

Those most likely to say the Federal budget had worsened their overall perception of the Government were other party/independent voters (51%), 45-54 year olds (41%), and ALP voters (39%).

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