Impact of carbon tax on cost of living

Oct 2, 2012

Q. Since the carbon tax was introduced on 1st July, have you noticed any increase in the costs of goods or services?

 

9 July   2012

20 Aug 2012

This week

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Yes, have noticed an increase in costs

31%

52%

69%

57%

83%

50%

No, have not noticed any increase in costs

54%

36%

24%

38%

9%

43%

Yes, have noticed a large increase in costs

22%

13%

33%

12%

Yes, have noticed a moderate increase in costs

27%

23%

33%

17%

Yes, have noticed a small increase in costs

20%

21%

20%

21%

No, have not noticed any increase in costs

24%

38%

9%

43%

Don’t know

15%

12%

7%

5%

5%

7%

Responses to this question were changed for this week’s poll from previous results, by separating out the ‘Yes, have noticed an increase in costs’ into three sub-categories: those who claim to have noticed a large increase, a moderate increase and a small increase.

Combining those respondents who believe they have noticed either a large, moderate or small price increases since the carbon tax was introduced, the total yes figure has shifted 17 points up to 69%, from 52% in August 2012.

Looking at the results by voting intention, Coalition voters are by far the most likely to claim to have noticed an increase in the cost of goods and services (83%), compared to 57% of Labor voters and 50% of Greens voters.

Greens voters are the most likely to have not noticed any increase in costs (43%).

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