Importance of reducing debt

May 6, 2013

Q. Do you think it is more important to reduce Australia’s national debt or to maintain government spending on services and projects?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Australia’s debt higher

Australia’s debt about the same

Australia’s debt lower

More important to reduce debt

46%

26%

67%

31%

63%

49%

37%

More important to maintain spending

40%

61%

23%

59%

28%

33%

51%

Don’t know

14%

14%

10%

11%

9%

18%

12%

46% think it is more important to reduce Australia’s debt and 40% think it is more important to maintain Government spending on services and projects.

61% of Labor voters and 59% of Greens voters favour maintaining spending while 67% of Liberal/national voters think it is more important to reduce debt.

63% of those who think Australia’s debt is high compared to other countries think we should reduce debt while 51% of those who think our debt is low think we should maintain spending.

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