Repeal Carbon Tax

Oct 17, 2011

Q. If the carbon tax is passed into legislation and Tony Abbott wins the next election, which of the following do you think should happen:

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
The carbon tax should remain legislation to provide certainty for individuals and business 21% 42% 5% 43%
The carbon tax should remain legislation only if it proves to be effective in reducing carbon pollution 33% 36% 29% 41%
Tony Abbott should call a further special election (called a ‘double dissolution’) to get the numbers in the Senate to repeal the carbon tax. 34% 10% 57% 12%
Don’t know 12% 12% 8% 4%

34% think that if the carbon tax is passed into legislation and Tony Abbott wins the next election, he should call a further election to get the numbers in the Senate to repeal the carbon tax. 21% think that carbon tax should remain legislation and 33% think it should remain only if it proves to be effective in reducing carbon pollution.

42% of Labor voters and 43% of Greens voters think it should remain legislation, while 57% of Coalition voters think Tony Abbott should call another election to get the numbers to repeal it.

38% of men and 39% of those aged 55+ think Tony Abbott should call another election, while 38% of women and 40% of those aged under 35 think it should remain only if it proves to be effective in reducing carbon pollution.

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