Essential Report

Budget surplus in first year

Nov 19, 2013

Q. Do you think that Coalition Government will deliver a budget surplus in their first year of Government?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other/

indep-endent

Probably will deliver a surplus

12%

10%

17%

8%

12%

Probably won’t deliver a surplus

68%

73%

67%

75%

70%

Don’t know

20%

17%

17%

17%

17%

12% of respondents think the Coalition will probably deliver a budget surplus in their first year of Government and 68% think they will probably not.

Those most likely to think they will delver a surplus are Liberal/National voters (17%) and aged under 35 (18%). Over 60% of all main demographic and voter groups think they will not deliver a surplus.

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