Essential Report

Budget surplus in 3-year term

Nov 19, 2013

Q. Do you think that Coalition Government will deliver a budget surplus sometime in their 3-year term of Government?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other/

indep-endent

Probably will deliver a surplus

37%

23%

55%

26%

35%

Probably won’t deliver a surplus

40%

54%

27%

51%

42%

Don’t know

24%

23%

18%

24%

23%

37% of respondents think the Coalition will probably deliver a budget surplus sometime in their 3-year term of Government and 40% think they will probably not.

Those most likely to think they will delver a surplus are Liberal/National voters (55%) and people on incomes over $1,600pw (43%).

54% of Labor voters and 51% of Greens voters think they will not deliver a surplus.

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