Budget surplus

Nov 19, 2013

Q. Thinking about the Federal Government budget, how important do you believe it is for the budget to be in surplus…?

 

Total important

Total not important

 

Don’t know

 

Total important 5 Feb 13

…for the country as a whole

65%

27%

 

8%

69%

…for you personally

52%

38%

10%

54%

A clear majority of respondents (65%) regard having a Federal Government budget surplus to be important for the country as a whole, whereas a somewhat smaller majority regard it to be important for them personally (52%).

38% of respondents believe having a Federal Government budget surplus was not important for them personally.

Since this question was last asked in February, those who think a budget surplus is important for the country as a whole has dropped from 69% to 65%.

80% of Liberal/National voters think a budget surplus is important for the country as a whole compared to 51% of Labor voters and 49% of Greens voters.

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