State of the economy

Apr 8, 2013

Q. Overall, how would you describe the current state of the Australian economy?

 

28 May 12

Total

8 Apr 13

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total good

35%

45%

63%

33%

63%

Total poor

29%

26%

13%

37%

10%

Very good

6%

8%

18%

3%

9%

Good

29%

37%

45%

30%

54%

Neither good nor poor

33%

28%

23%

30%

27%

Poor

20%

17%

10%

24%

7%

Very poor

9%

9%

3%

13%

3%

Don’t know

2%

2%

1%

*

1%

45% described the economy as good or very good and 26% poor/very poor – 28% said it was neither. This represents a net improvement from +6 to +19 since May last year.

Those most likely to think the economy was good/very good were people with incomes $1,000-$1,600pw (52%).

Those most likely to think the economy was poor/very poor were aged 55+ (33%) and people with incomes under $600pw (35%).