Main cause of the IMF downgrade

Oct 29, 2019

Q. What do you think is the main cause of the IMF downgrade of the national economic outlook?

  Total Gender Age
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
Local factors outside the federal government’s control 10% 12% 7% 16% 8% 6%
Global factors outside the federal government’s control 42% 49% 35% 38% 37% 50%
The federal government’s economic management 29% 28% 31% 25% 35% 28%
Unsure 19% 11% 26% 21% 20% 16%
Base (n) 1,033 516 517 298 366 369

 

  Total Voting Intention
  Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Local factors outside the federal government’s control 10% 10% 12% 6% 6%
Global factors outside the federal government’s control 42% 30% 59% 26% 36%
The federal government’s economic management 29% 41% 14% 36% 37%
Unsure 19% 18% 15% 32% 22%
Base (n) 1,033 371 401 106 119
  • Global factors outside the federal government’s control are seen to be the main cause for the IMF downgrading Australia’s economic outlook (42%), while another 10% of participants believe the cause to be local factors outside the federal government’s control. The federal government’s economic management is seen to be the cause of the downgrade by 29%.
  • Labour voters tend to blame the federal government’s economic management (41%, compared to 14% of Coalition voters). Most Coalition voters blamed global factors (59%) as the cause of the downgrade.

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