State of the economy

Dec 20, 2016

Q. Overall, how would you describe the current state of the Australian economy?

  Total

 

  Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   May 2012 Apr 2013 Apr 2014 Mar 2015 Jan 2016 Jul 2016 Sep 2016
Total good 23%   19% 39% 19% 13%   35% 45% 38% 27% 28% 30% 30%
Total poor 36%   40% 24% 35% 59%   29% 26% 24% 33% 31% 26% 27%
Very good 2%   3% 3% 2%   6% 8% 3% 3% 4% 4% 3%
Good 21%   16% 36% 19% 11%   29% 37% 35% 24% 24% 26% 27%
Neither good nor poor 37%   38% 37% 44% 25%   33% 28% 34% 36% 36% 41% 40%
Poor 28%   30% 22% 32% 41%   20% 17% 19% 24% 24% 20% 20%
Very poor 8%   10% 2% 3% 18%   9% 9% 5% 9% 7% 6% 7%
Don’t know 4%   3% 1% 2% 3%   2% 2% 4% 4% 4% 4% 4%

23% (down 7% since September) described the economy as good or very good and 36% (up 9%) poor/very poor – 37% said it was neither.

This is the most negative result for this question over the past 4 years.

Liberal National voters were somewhat more optimistic than other voters. Among Labor voters 19% (down 11%) thought it was good and 40% (up 13%) poor; for Liberal/National voters 39% (up 3%) said it was good and 24% (up 3%) poor.

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