Level of Cuts

May 20, 2014

Q. Do you think the Federal Budget has cut Government spending by too much, not enough or about the right amount ?

 

Total

 

 

Male

Female

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Cut spending too much

41%

42%

40%

69%

11%

55%

48%

Not cut spending enough

15%

19%

11%

9%

22%

14%

14%

Cut spending about right amount

26%

27%

25%

7%

55%

14%

19%

Don’t know

18%

12%

24%

15%

12%

17%

19%

The largest proportion of Australian’s believes that the Federal Budget has cut Government spending by too much (41%).

26% believe that the Federal Budget has cut spending by the right amount, and 15% believe that they have not cut spending by enough.

There were no significant differences between the genders.

Labor (69%), Green (55) and other (48%) voters were more likely to think that the Federal Budget had cut spending by too much. Lib/Nat voters 955%) were more likely to think that spending had been cut by the right amount.