Budget Spending Priorities

Apr 9, 2019

Q. Which of the Liberal party, or the Labor party would you trust more to…?

  Liberal Labor Don’t know NET: Difference
Manage the economy in the interests of business 54% 19% 26% +35
Deliver a Budget surplus 48% 22% 31% +26
Manage the economy overall 44% 29% 27% +15
Set the economy up for the long-term 43% 29% 28% +14
Reduce taxes 37% 36% 27% +1
Ensure the taxation system is fair 33% 38% 29% -5
Make multinationals pay their fair share of tax 31% 38% 31% -7
Fund basic services like schools and hospitals 32% 46% 22% -14
Manage the economy in the interests of working people 31% 45% 25% -14
Close tax loopholes for the wealthy 24% 46% 30% -24
  • The Coalition is seen as more trustworthy than Labor to manage the economy in the interests of businesses (54% trust the Coalition to do this, compared to 19% who trust Labor), deliver the Budget surplus (48% vs. 22%), manage the economy overall (44% vs. 29%) and set the economy up for the long-term (43% vs. 23%).
  • Labor were seen as just as trustworthy as the Coalition to reduce taxes (36% vs. 37%).