US Heading in Right/Wrong Direction

Oct 15, 2012

Q. Overall, do you think the United States is heading in the right direction/wrong direction? 

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Right direction

39%

46%

37%

45%

Wrong direction

23%

18%

29%

19%

Don’t know

38%

36%

34%

36%

39% think the US is heading in the right direction, 23% in the wrong direction and 38% don’t know.

46% of Labor voters and 45% of Greens voters think the US is heading in the right direction, while 29% of Liberal/National voters think it is heading in the wrong direction.

The Economy – Heading in the Right/Wrong Direction

Jun 18, 2012

Q. Overall, 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

(Post 2010 budget)

9 May 11

(Post 2011 budget)

4 Jul 11

26 Mar 12

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Liberal/ National

Vote Greens

The right direction

51%

45%

37%

36%

43%

71%

26%

63%

The wrong direction

25%

29%

43%

41%

32%

7%

53%

14%

Don’t know

24%

25%

20%

22%

25%

23%

20%

23%

43% of respondents think that Australia’s economy is heading in the right direction – 32% think it is heading in the wrong direction. Since this question was last asked in March, “right direction” has increased 7% and “wrong direction” declined 9%.

71% (up 6%) of Labor voters, 26% (up 7%) of Liberal/National voters and 63% (up 16%) of Greens voters think the economy is heading in the right direction. There were no major differences across demographic groups except for the 18-34 years group where 47% thought the economy was heading in the right direction and 25% in the wrong direction.