Operation of power generation and distribution

Dec 10, 2012

Q. Which is closer to your view? 

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Power generation and distribution should be operated by private companies, because they are more efficient and competition will keep prices down

24%

20%

31%

9%

Power generation and distribution should be operated by government, because it is not motivated by profit and will keep our energy supply secure

56%

66%

52%

68%

Don’t know

19%

13%

17%

23%

56% agree that power generation and distribution should be operated by government and 24% think they should be operated by private companies.

Liberal/National voters (31%) were most likely to support operation by private companies while highest support for Government operation came from Labor voters (66%), Greens voters (68%) and respondents aged 45+ (63%).

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