Q. Thinking about our current political and economic system – that is, the structures that set the rules for the way Australian society operates – which of the following best describes your view?
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens||Vote other||Jan 2017|
|The system needs to be fundamentally changed||32%||33%||26%||40%||42%||40%|
|The system is fundamentally sound but needs to be refined||44%||47%||53%||41%||39%||44%|
|The system works well as it is and should not be changed in any substantial way||10%||7%||15%||6%||10%||6%|
44% think Australia’s political and economic system is fundamentally sound but needs to be refined and 32% think the system needs to be fundamentally changed. Only 10% think it should not be changed in any way.
Those thinking it needs fundamental change has dropped 8 points from 40% since January.
Those most likely to think it needs fundamental change were “other” voters (42%).
Those most likely to think the system just needs to be refined were LNP voters (53%) and aged 65+ (57%).
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