Attitude towards deficit tax

May 6, 2014

Q. Which of the following is closest to your view:

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Introducing a new ‘deficit’ tax would be a broken promise by the Abbott Government

48%

71%

24%

70%

54%

It is more important to reduce the deficit than stick to pre-election promises

33%

14%

61%

8%

34%

Don’t know

19%

15%

15%

22%

11%

48% of Australian’s would consider a new ‘deficit’ tax to be a broken promise by the Abbott Government.

33% believe it is more important to reduce the deficit than stick to pre-election promises.

Labor (71%) and Green (70%) voters were more likely to consider the deficit tax a broken promise. Lib/Nat voters were more likely to think that it is more important to reduce the deficit than stick to pre-election promises (61%).