Q. How important is it that the Government returns the budget to surplus?
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens||Vote other|
|Total not important||19%||28%||9%||43%||13%|
|Not very important||15%||23%||7%||33%||11%|
|Not at all important||4%||5%||2%||10%||2%|
71% thought that returning the budget to surplus was important. Those most likely to think this were Liberal/National voters (87% important), those earning over $104,000 (78%) and those working full time (76%).
19% thought that returning the budget to surplus was not important. Those most likely to think this were Greens voters (43% not important) and ALP voters (28%).
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