Essential Report

Approval of Federal Budget

May 10, 2016

Q. Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the Federal Budget that was handed down on Tuesday 3rd May?

  Total

 

  Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   May 2014 May 2015
Total approve 20%   11% 41% 6% 9%   30% 34%
Total disapprove 29%   50% 7% 50% 35%   52% 33%
Strongly approve 4%   2% 8% 1%   10% 8%
Approve 16%   9% 33% 6% 8%   20% 26%
Neither approve nor disapprove 35%   30% 45% 27% 40%   14% 26%
Disapprove 16%   26% 6% 23% 18%   19% 19%
Strongly disapprove 13%   24% 1% 27% 17%   33% 14%
Don’t know 15%   9% 8% 17% 17%   4% 8%

20% approve of the 2016 Federal Budget and 29% disapprove. Compared to previous years, those who neither approve nor disapprove is substantially higher at 35%. Overall, the 2016 budget was rated higher than the 2014 budget but lower than the 2015 budget.

41% of Liberal/National voters approve and 50% of Labor and Greens voters disapprove.

41% of those with incomes less than $600 pw disapprove compared to 25% of those earning $2,000+ pw.

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