Federal budget: comparison to pre-budget expectations

May 20, 2014

Q. In general, do you think the next Federal Budget, to be announced on Tuesday 13th May 2014 will be good or bad for?

Pre-Budget

Post-Budget

 

Total Good

Total Bad

Total Good

Total Bad

You personally

8%

55%

13%

52%

Average working people

9%

63%

14%

59%

Australian business

25%

33%

36%

23%

The economy over all

28%

36%

40%

32%

People who are well off

40%

23%

45%

16%

People on lower incomes

12%

60%

11%

66%

Australian families

11%

59%

11%

62%

Older Australians

8%

67%

10%

66%

Younger Australians

11%

49%

16%

55%

Perceptions of the how the budget will impact on each of these groups have not shifted dramatically from when the question was last asked prior to the budget.

The key areas of difference are listed below:

  • Compared to prior to the budget, less people now think this that the budget will be bad for Australian business (33% before, 23% after).
  • More people now believe that the budget will be bad for people on lower incomes (60% before, 66% after) and ‘younger Australians’ (49% before, 55% after).

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