Budget measures

Apr 27, 2016

Q: Would you support or oppose the following measures being included in the Federal Budget?

  Total support Total oppose   Strongly support Support Oppose Strongly oppose Don’t know
Tighten tax exemptions for capital gains tax 52% 19%   19% 33% 14% 5% 29%
Limit negative gearing 48% 24%   17% 31% 17% 7% 27%
Reduce superannuation tax concessions for high earners 60% 22%   27% 33% 14% 8% 18%
Increase tax on cigarettes 67% 21%   36% 31% 11% 10% 13%
Cut corporate tax 22% 57%   6% 16% 28% 29% 21%
Cut personal income tax 63% 19%   23% 40% 15% 4% 17%
Increase funding to health 83% 7%   47% 36% 5% 2% 10%
Increase funding to education 80% 10%   42% 38% 7% 3% 11%

 

The most supported budget measures were increasing funding to health (83%), increasing funding to education (80%) and increasing tax on cigarettes (67%). A majority (57%) opposed cutting corporate tax.

Labor voters were more likely to support tightening tax exemptions for capital gains (58%) and limiting negative gearing (55%).

Liberal/National voters were more likely to support increasing tax on cigarettes (75%), cutting corporate taxes (31%) and cutting personal income tax (76%).

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