Australian economy heading in right or wrong direction

Sep 16, 2013

Q. From what you have read and heard, do you think the Australian economy is heading in the right direction or the wrong direction?

 

 

17 May 10

9 May 11

4 Jul 11

26 Mar 12

18 Jun 12

29 Apr 13

15 Jul 13

 

Total

16 Sep 13

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

The right direction

51%

45%

37%

36%

43%

36%

38%

44%

40%

52%

33%

The wrong direction

25%

29%

43%

41%

32%

39%

42%

26%

33%

20%

30%

Don’t know

24%

25%

20%

22%

25%

25%

20%

30%

27%

28%

37%

44% of respondents think that Australia’s economy is heading in the right direction – 26% think it is heading in the wrong direction. Since this question was asked in July, “right direction” has increased 6% and “wrong direction” decreased 16%.

40% (down 26%) of Labor voters, 52% (up 34%) of Liberal/National voters and 33% (down 13%) of Greens voters think the economy is heading in the right direction. 50% of men think the economy is heading in the right direction compared to 37% of women.