State of the economy

Sep 16, 2013

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

 

 

28 May 12

8 Apr 13

15 Jul 13

 

Total

16 Sep 13

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total good

35%

45%

36%

40%

50%

32%

56%

Total poor

29%

26%

30%

25%

18%

35%

18%

Very good

6%

8%

6%

6%

11%

3%

11%

Good

29%

37%

30%

34%

39%

29%

45%

Neither good nor poor

33%

28%

30%

32%

29%

32%

24%

Poor

20%

17%

22%

20%

15%

28%

15%

Very poor

9%

9%

8%

5%

3%

7%

3%

Don’t know

2%

2%

3%

3%

3%

2%

2%

40% described the economy as good or very good and 25% poor/very poor – 32% said it was neither. This represents a net improvement from +6 to +15 since July.

This improvement was mainly due to a shift in the opinions of Liberal/National – from 18% good/45% poor (net -27) in July to 32% good/35% poor (net -3). Labor voters have also shifted – from net +45 to net +32.

Those most likely to think the economy was good/very good were people with incomes over $1,600pw (48%).

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