Approval of budget surplus

Feb 5, 2013

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the Government’s decision not to return the budget to surplus this financial year?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total approve

42%

64%

29%

55%

Total disapprove

37%

12%

57%

25%

Strongly approve

9%

18%

5%

8%

Approve

33%

46%

24%

47%

Disapprove

27%

11%

39%

22%

Strongly disapprove

10%

1%

18%

3%

Don’t know

21%

23%

14%

20%

42% approve of the Government’s decision not to return the budget to surplus this financial year and 37% disapprove.

Those most likely to approve were Labor voters (64%), Greens voters (55%), men (51%), aged 55+ (50%) and people on incomes under $600pw (50%).

57% of Liberal/National voters disapprove.

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