National Energy Guarantee impact on prices

Jul 4, 2018

Q. Do you think that the Government’s energy plan – the National Energy Guarantee – will reduce or increase power prices or will it make no difference to prices?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Oct 2017
Increase prices 22%   26% 17% 23% 28%   31%
Reduce prices 15%   12% 20% 21% 11%   16%
Make no difference to prices 38%   41% 39% 28% 45%   31%
Don’t know 25%   20% 24% 27% 16%   22%

 

Only 15% think that the National Energy Guarantee will reduce power prices. 22% think the plan will increase prices and 38% think it will make no difference. Since this question was asked in October there has been a 9% drop in those who think it will increase prices and a 7% increase for those who think it will make no difference.

Among Liberal National voters, 20% think it will reduce prices, 17% increase prices and 39% make no difference.

51% of those aged 55+ think it will make no difference.

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