Management of the economy

Feb 24, 2015

Q. How would you rate the government’s management of the Australian economy compared to how governments in other countries around the world have managed their economies? 

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

May 2013

May 2014

Oct 2014

Total good

34%

20%

59%

26%

22%

39%

40%

39%

Total poor

30%

46%

9%

45%

39%

32%

31%

28%

Very good

7%

5%

14%

4%

11%

9%

11%

Good

27%

15%

45%

26%

18%

28%

31%

28%

Neither good nor poor

31%

30%

31%

27%

32%

24%

24%

28%

Poor

16%

24%

7%

25%

22%

17%

14%

15%

Very poor

14%

22%

2%

20%

17%

15%

17%

13%

Don’t know

5%

5%

1%

3%

7%

5%

5%

5%

34% of Australians rate the government’s management of the economy, compared to other countries around the world, as good.

30% rate their management of the economy as poor.

This represents a net decline from +11 to +4 since October.

Labor (20%), Greens (26%) and other (22%) voters were less likely to rate the government’s management of the economy as ‘good’. Liberal/National voters (59%) were more likely to rate the government’s management of the economy as ‘good’ – although this has dropped from 68% in October.

40% of those earning $1,600+ pw rate the government’s management ‘good’ and 44% of those earning less than $600 pw rate it ‘poor’.