Rating of budget

Apr 9, 2019

Q. In general, do you think the Budget has been good or bad for you personally?           

  Total Vote Labor Vote Liberal / National Vote Greens NET: Vote Other
NET: Good 26% 16% 42% 19% 21%
NET: Bad 20% 30% 4% 27% 33%
Very good 5% 2% 9% 3% 4%
Good 21% 15% 33% 16% 17%
Neither good nor bad 46% 49% 50% 45% 39%
Bad 12% 16% 3% 19% 23%
Very bad 8% 13% 2% 8% 10%
Don’t know 8% 5% 4% 9% 7%
  • 26% of people believe they will personally benefit from the Budget, with 20% expecting to be worse off. 46% thought it would not affect them.
  • Coalition voters were most likely to think the Budget was good for them (42%), with just 16% of Labor voters and 19% of Greens voters expecting the same outcome.
  Total Aged

18-34

Aged

35-54

Aged

55+

Lower Household Income

(Up to $51,999 per year)

Mid Household Income ($52,000-$103,999 per year) Higher Household Income (More than $104,000 per year)
NET: Good 26% 29% 28% 20% 18% 27% 40%
NET: Bad 20% 16% 19% 23% 29% 16% 11%
Very good 5% 7% 4% 3% 5% 4% 6%
Good 21% 22% 24% 17% 12% 23% 34%
Neither good nor bad 46% 43% 43% 53% 46% 49% 45%
Bad 12% 10% 12% 13% 16% 10% 8%
Very bad 8% 5% 7% 10% 12% 6% 3%
Don’t know 8% 12% 10% 4% 8% 8% 4%
  • Just 18% of those with a household income of less than $52,000 per year think the Budget was good for them, compared to 40% of those in a household earning over $104,000 per year.
  • 20% of those aged over 55 thought the Budget would be good for them personally, which was less than the 29% of those aged 18-34.