Carbon pricing

Jul 23, 2013

Q. Do you support or oppose the Government’s carbon pricing scheme which was introduced in July 2012 and requires industries to pay a tax based on the amount of carbon pollution they emit?

 

7
Mar 11

14 June

19 Sep

21 Nov

25 Jun 12

2
Oct

29 Jan 13

27 May

 

Total 23 Jul

 

Vote
ALP

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total support

35%

38%

37%

38%

35%

38%

37%

43%

37%

55%

17%

75%

Total oppose

48%

49%

52%

53%

54%

48%

50%

43%

48%

30%

73%

9%

Strongly support

9%

13%

14%

14%

14%

12%

11%

15%

13%

21%

3%

35%

Support

26%

25%

23%

24%

21%

26%

26%

28%

24%

34%

14%

40%

Oppose

19%

19%

17%

17%

19%

22%

22%

20%

22%

20%

26%

8%

Strongly oppose

29%

30%

35%

36%

35%

26%

28%

23%

26%

10%

47%

1%

Don’t know

18%

13%

12%

10%

11%

14%

12%

13%

15%

15%

10%

16%

Support for carbon pricing has declined significantly since the last time the question was polled in May. Support is down six points to 37% and opposition up five points to 48%.

Looking at the results by voting intention, Labor voters (55%) and Greens voters (75%) were the most likely to support carbon pricing, whereas 73% of Coalition voters oppose it.

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