Confidence in Government

May 10, 2016

Q. Does this budget make you feel more confident or less confident in the Government’s ability to manage the economy?

  Total

 

  Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   May 2015
More confident 21%   15% 38% 8% 11%   31%
Less confident 32%   50% 11% 55% 38%   31%
A lot more confident 4%   1% 9% 1%   7%
A little more confident 17%   14% 29% 7% 11%   24%
Makes no difference 35%   27% 45% 26% 40%   31%
A little less confident 14%   18% 10% 19% 13%   14%
A lot less confident 18%   32% 1% 36% 25%   17%
Don’t know 13%   9% 7% 10% 12%   7%

21% (down from 31% in 2015) say it makes them feel more confident in the Government’s ability to manage the economy and 32% (up 1%) say it makes them feel less confident.

Of those earning over $1,500 pw, 28% say it makes them more confident and 26% say it makes the less confident. For those earning less than $1,000 pw, 16% were more confident and 37% less confident.