Budget Emergency

May 20, 2014

Q. Some people say that there is a “budget emergency” in Australia.

Which of the following is closest to your view?

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

I agree that there is a ‘budget emergency’ in Australia, and I believe that the recently announced budget changes will help bring the budget back into line.

32%

10%

68%

16%

15%

I agree that there is a ‘budget emergency’ in Australia, but I don’t think the recently announced budget changes will help bring the budget back into line.

24%

29%

14%

25%

37%

I do not believe we have a budget emergency in Australia

32%

51%

12%

50%

36%

Don’t know

11%

11%

6%

9%

12%

Overall, 56% of Australians agree that there is a budget emergency.

32% agree that there is a budget emergency and that the recent budget will help bring the budget back into line. A further 24% agree that there is a budget emergency, but that the recent budget will not bring the budget back into line.

32% do not believe there is a budget emergency.

Labor (51%) and Greens (50%) voters were more likely to think that we do not have a budget emergency in Australia.