Q. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements about the Federal budget that was handed down on Tuesday 9th May?
|Total agree||Total disagree||Strongly agree||Agree||Disagree||Strongly disagree||Don’t know|
|This budget is more about improving the Government’s popularity than improving the economy||51%||27%||19%||32%||23%||4%||21%|
|This budget favours businesses over workers||48%||28%||16%||32%||24%||4%||24%|
|Overall, the budget is fair and balanced||43%||38%||6%||37%||27%||11%||19%|
|This budget does not do enough to reduce the deficit||41%||31%||10%||31%||27%||4%||27%|
|This was the budget Australia needs at this time||39%||36%||8%||31%||26%||10%||25%|
More people agreed than disagreed with each statement about the budget.
The most widely agreed with statement was that the budget is more about improving the Government’s popularity than improving the economy (51% agree). 66% of ALP voters agreed with this statement, as did 64% of other party/independent voters, compared to 37% of Liberal/National voters.
The least widely agreed with statement was that this was the budget Australia needs at this time, with 39% agreement. 43% of men agreed with this statement, compared to only 34% of women. 51% of those aged 65+ agreed, compared to 38% of those aged 18-24.
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