Raise taxes or cut spending

May 6, 2013

Q. Do you think the Government should raise taxes or cut spending to reduce the national debt or should they do neither?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Raise taxes

13%

23%

5%

28%

Reduce spending

55%

34%

74%

40%

Neither

20%

27%

14%

20%

Don’t know

12%

16%

7%

12%

In order to reduce debt, 55% think the Government should reduce spending and only 13% think they should raise taxes. 20% think they should do neither.

74% of Liberal/National voters think the Government should reduce spending compared to 40% of Greens voters and 34% of Labor voters.

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