Level of Cuts

Jun 3, 2014

Q. Do you think the Federal Budget has cut Government spending by too much, not enough or about the right amount?

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

19 May

Cut spending too much

48%

72%

18%

66%

56%

41%

Not cut spending enough

11%

6%

21%

3%

12%

15%

Cut spending about right amount

21%

4%

49%

11%

11%

26%

Don’t know

19%

17%

12%

20%

21%

18%

48% think the Federal Budget has cut Government spending by too much, 21% think it has cut the right amount and 11% think it has not cut spending enough. Over the last two weeks (since this question was asked immediately after the budget) the proportion thinking the budget has cut too much has increased 7% and decreased for both cut the right amount (down 5%) and not cut enough (down 4%).

72% of Labor voters (up 3%), 66% of Greens voters (up 11%) and 56% of others (up 8%) think that the Federal Budget had cut spending by too much. 49% of Liberal-National voters (down 6%) think that spending had been cut by the right amount.

Level of Cuts

May 20, 2014

Q. Do you think the Federal Budget has cut Government spending by too much, not enough or about the right amount ?

 

Total

 

 

Male

Female

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Cut spending too much

41%

42%

40%

69%

11%

55%

48%

Not cut spending enough

15%

19%

11%

9%

22%

14%

14%

Cut spending about right amount

26%

27%

25%

7%

55%

14%

19%

Don’t know

18%

12%

24%

15%

12%

17%

19%

The largest proportion of Australian’s believes that the Federal Budget has cut Government spending by too much (41%).

26% believe that the Federal Budget has cut spending by the right amount, and 15% believe that they have not cut spending by enough.

There were no significant differences between the genders.

Labor (69%), Green (55) and other (48%) voters were more likely to think that the Federal Budget had cut spending by too much. Lib/Nat voters 955%) were more likely to think that spending had been cut by the right amount.