Support or oppose increase to Newstart

Aug 6, 2019

Q. To what extent would you support or oppose an increase to the weekly rate of Newstart from $280 per week to $355 per week?

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Strongly support 44% 55% 29% 63% 52%
Somewhat support 31% 29% 39% 20% 19%
Somewhat oppose 11% 6% 14% 10% 15%
Strongly oppose 7% 5% 11% 2% 7%
Unsure 7% 4% 6% 6% 6%
Base (n) 1,102 320 387 107 159

Greens and Labor voters were more likely to strongly support an increase to Newstart (63% and 55%) than Coalition voters (29%); while Coalition voters were twice as likely to strongly oppose this measure (11% compared to 5% all other voters).

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