Raise taxes or cut spending

Aug 13, 2013

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

 

6 May 13

 

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Raise taxes

13%

6%

7%

3%

14%

Reduce spending

55%

45%

32%

64%

24%

Both

na

21%

21%

21%

22%

Neither

20%

18%

28%

9%

29%

Don’t know

12%

10%

12%

4%

10%

In order to reduce debt, 45% think the Government should reduce spending, 6% think they should raise taxes and 21% think they should do both. 18% think they should do neither.

64% of Liberal/National voters think the Government should reduce spending compared to 32% of Labor voters and 24% of Greens voters.

(Note the category “both” has been added to this question since it was previously asked)