Support or oppose the carbon tax

Oct 2, 2012

Q. Do you support or oppose the Government’s carbon pricing scheme which was introduced in July 2012 and requires industries to pay a tax based on the amount of carbon pollution they emit?

 

7 Mar 2011

14 June 2011

19 Sep 2011

21 Nov 2011

25 Jun 2012

This week

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total support

35%

38%

37%

38%

35%

38%

65%

15%

69%

Total oppose

48%

49%

52%

53%

54%

48%

22%

76%

18%

Strongly support

9%

13%

14%

14%

14%

12%

26%

2%

25%

Support

26%

25%

23%

24%

21%

26%

39%

13%

44%

Oppose

19%

19%

17%

17%

19%

22%

15%

29%

16%

Strongly oppose

29%

30%

35%

36%

35%

26%

7%

47%

2%

Don’t know

18%

13%

12%

10%

11%

14%

13%

8%

12%

Whereas the majority of respondents have opposed the carbon tax since September 2011, this week’s results show that those opposed has fallen 6 points to 48%.

Support for the carbon tax over the same period (since September 2011) has not changed significantly, although since the last time the question was polled in June 2012, support has risen 3 points from 35% to 38%.

Looking at the results by voting intention, Greens voters were the most likely to support the carbon tax (69%), whereas Coalition voters were the most likely to oppose it 76%.

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