Budget expectations

Apr 12, 2010

Q. Do you expect that the budget will be good or bad for you personally, or will it have no impact on you?

  May 2009 April 2010
Total good 19% 11%
Total bad 38% 34%
Very good 2% 1%
Good 17% 10%
Bad 30% 27%
Very bad 8% 7%
No impact 21% 30%
Don’t know 23% 25%

 34% of people surveyed expect that the budget will be bad for them personally, 30% think the budget will have no impact, 11% think it will be good for them and 25% don’t know.

 Coalition voters were more likely to think the budget will be bad for them personally (48%), while Labor (36%) and Green (45%) voters were more likely to think it will have no impact. 

 People aged 55 years and over were more likely to think the budget will be bad for them personally. 

 Compared to the 2009 survey, the number of people that expect the budget will be good for them personally has decreased by eight percent and the number, the number that think it will be bad has decreased by four percent and the number that think it will have no impact has increased by nine percent.