Federal Budget

May 15, 2018

Q. Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the Federal Budget that was handed down on Tuesday 8th May?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   2017
Total approve 44%   31% 76% 21% 27%   41%
Total Disapprove 28%   42% 9% 53% 44%   33%
Strongly approve 5%   6% 7% 3%   5%
Approve 39%   25% 69% 21% 24%   36%
Disapprove 19%   27% 8% 34% 28%   23%
Strongly disapprove 9%   15% 1% 19% 16%   10%
Don’t know 28%   28% 15% 27% 29%   25%

 

44% approved of the Federal Budget and 28% disapproved. This was a little more positive than the response to the 2017 budget – +3 on approval and -5 on disapproval.

76% of Liberal National voters approved compared to 31% of Labor voters. A majority (53%) of Greens voters disapproved.

Only 30% of low-income earners (less than $600 pw) approved compared to 51% of those earning $2,000+.

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