Groups better off under Labor or Liberal Government

Jul 1, 2013

Q. Do you think the following groups of people would be better off under a Labor Government or a Liberal Government?

 

Better off under a Labor Government

Better off under a Liberal Government

Makes
no difference

Don’t know

 

Difference
(Labor minus Liberal)

Difference
Sept
12

People with disabilities

41%

20%

23%

16%

+21

+20

People and families on low incomes

42%

21%

21%

16%

+21

+27

Single parents

35%

20%

25%

20%

+15

+23

Unemployed people

35%

21%

27%

18%

+14

+27

Families with children at public school

36%

22%

23%

19%

+14

+19

Recent immigrants to Australia

31%

18%

28%

24%

+13

+18

Pensioners

34%

23%

25%

19%

+11

+16

Average working people

31%

29%

24%

16%

+2

+5

People and families on middle incomes

28%

33%

21%

18%

-5

-7

Farmers and other agricultural producers

19%

34%

24%

24%

-15

-13

Small businesses

20%

38%

20%

21%

-18

-16

Families with children at private school

15%

42%

23%

20%

-27

-30

Banks and other financial institutions

10%

45%

23%

21%

-35

-38

People and families on high incomes

12%

53%

17%

18%

-41

-43

Large corporations

10%

53%

18%

19%

-43

-48

Respondents were substantially more likely to think the following groups would be better off under a Labor Government – people with disabilities, low income families, single parents, unemployed and families with children at public school.

They were substantially more likely to think the following groups would be better off under a Liberal Government – large corporations, high income families, banks and financial institutions, families with children at private schools.